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Moms and Dads: Do you feel like you’re at war with your children? Do you wish the screaming, yelling, nagging and bitter confrontations would just stop? It’s time to learn a new way of parenting. Dr. Phil continues his work with four frustrated families in The Dr. Phil House. You’ll recognize patterns in yourself and your children when watching these families. Learn how to make changes, take back control and live in peace! Dr. Phil talks with the parents about how to stop the momentum of their dysfunctional patterns and start putting their children’s interests ahead of their own. Tammie and Tiffiny both say they have resentment toward their children. Can they learn to let it go and parent with effectiveness? Janice admits she sends her 11-year-old son mixed signals by telling him to grow up but still treating him like her baby. Why does Dr. Phil say her situation is a ticking time bomb? And, the parents and kids sit down to write contracts to address their dreams and goals as a family. Watch how it’s done because you too can try this at home. Plus, see the big surprise Dr. Phil has for Laureen and her daughter, and don’t miss an update on these families since they returned home! Talk about the show here.

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Replied By: mlessman26 on Dec 15, 2015, 12:07PM
I started watching Dr. Phil about one month ago.  So, yesterday I watched a whole series from 2009 about a group of families that went to the Dr. Phil House.  I was MORTIFIED.  This woman Tammie had a little girl named Davia and she was just awful to her.  Said she never wanted her, resented her, had no emotional feelings towards her and on and on screaming at this little girl.  I wish I had seen this years ago because that little girl is a lot older now and I hope beyond hope that social services stepped in as soon as the show was aired. Otherwise, I would guess that Davia's life afterwards could not have been any better.  Some people do not deserve what God gives them.  Davia was in the way of her "mother's" new family .....and then I hear some excuse at the end that she has things medically wrong with her and went to the PCP place?!  That was the answer??  She will always be the victim, it's all about her.  Plenty of us who raise children and exhausted and suffer from bi-polar disorder..............how is it I have raised three children, they are all grown up - and I never acted like a freak that needed to go to jail or have my children taken away??  Bet she never treated her younger children that way. I may not even watch Dr. Phil now just due to watching NOTHING happen with that God awful woman yesterday.  Boo hooo, she has thngs wrong with her. You know there are tons of parents in this world that would have loved to keep that beautiful child........they aren't all roses and sunshine - but you just have to love them to pieces and eventually it passes!
 
Replied By: issadog on Sep 6, 2015, 11:54AM
Does anyone know what has happened to this little girl?
 
Replied By: txhoosiermama on Sep 1, 2015, 4:42PM
My heart is broken for Davia. For Tammie......not so much! I was actually angry and disgusted when I saw her crying in response to seeing herself on video abusing her daughter. She was not crying for Davia, she was crying for HERSELF! I have rarely seen anyone so cruel, selfish, and intentionally abusive. Even after the abuse is identified to her by Dr. Phil she continued to sadistically abuse her daughter. No way do I believe for a minute that she was unaware of her behaviour. I believe she did it intentionally and knowingly, and that child should NEVER have been left in her home with her. Dr. Phil should have offered her a place at Aspen Educational Center as he did with the other young lady, because Davia deserves to be saved from her horrible mother!
 
Replied By: txhoosiermama on Sep 1, 2015, 3:52PM
My heart is broken for Davia. For Tammie......not so much! I was actually angry and disgusted when I saw her crying in response to seeing herself on video abusing her daughter. She was not crying for Davia, she was crying for HERSELF! I have rarely seen anyone so cruel, selfish, and intentionally abusive. Even after the abuse is identified to her by Dr. Phil she continued to sadistically abuse her daughter. No way do I believe for a minute that she was unaware of her behaviour. I believe she did it intentionally and knowingly, and that child should NEVER have been left in her home with her. Dr. Phil should have offered her a place at Aspen Educational Center as he did with the other young lady, because Davia deserves to be saved from her horrible mother! Davia deserves love and support, not to be her mother's scapegoat and whipping post!
 
Replied By: txhoosiermama on Sep 1, 2015, 3:49PM
My heart is broken for Davia. For Tammie......not so much! I was actually angry and disgusted when I saw her crying in response to seeing herself on video abusing her daughter. She was not crying for Davia, she was crying for HERSELF! I have rarely seen anyone so cruel, selfish, and intentionally abusive. Even after the abuse is identified to her by Dr. Phil she continued to sadistically abuse her daughter. No way do I believe for a minute that she was unaware of her behaviour. I believe she did it intentionally and knowingly, and that child should NEVER have been left in her home with her. Dr. Phil should have offered her a place at Aspen Educational Center as he did with the other young lady, because Davia deserves to be saved from her horrible mother! Davia deserves love and support, not to be her mot
 
Replied By: philip1440 on Jun 15, 2013, 5:56AM
God Bless the kids and moms  except Tammy but god bless her daughter
 
Replied By: heartchic on Apr 9, 2013, 11:25AM
I just saw part two, and I saw the video the mother was making of Davia, while she harrassed Davia every second. 
I wished so much that I could just stop that mother and bring that child home with me and give her all the hugs that her mother denies her.
 
Replied By: happynewyear on Dec 30, 2009, 11:15AM
Dear Tammie and Davia,
Today i was watching the Dr. Phil show, one day before new years. Last night I had a huge arguement with my mother -who is a lot like you Tammie. Therefore I know how much love is within you and in how much pain you and davia both were (or are?)
I had to respond.

I know your type by now... My mom is just over 50. I am  in my early thirties my self. She still worries sick about me, still even for my dental appointments and yes I was a lot like Davia in my teenage years. Grew up to soon and mooved mountains to go live on my own at 19. I was already gathering stuff for this at 16.  Yup, got my self in to huge debts and admit now i thought i already knew everything i needed to know Davia. The world is so much harder then that and your mother knows that... But Tammie, you have to let her live her own life, make her own mistakes... let her go, let her be davia. I have ADD my self, the predominantly inattentive type, Dr. Lawlis can tell you all about that, i am sure.

Tammie,  you like my mother love you doughter so much that your trying to do everything in your power to prepare her and are worries sick for her future. You are a goof mom, I am sure of that and i was shocked to see so little compassion on these messageboard for you. Let go of your focus on Davia, cold as it sounds, find your self a nice hobby, something away from the house. The lying will stop. if Davia is anything like me they are probably about the little stuff only and in no comparrison with the lies most parents are dealing with, not even knowing about them. If you continuw doing what your doing right now, Davia will grow up thinking she is not good enough, even after the largest achievements. iIt will take years to turn that around, if even possible. Davia you have to make a decition for your self. Just promise your self never to lie or yell again. Live your life in such a way that you can look in the mirror at 50 and say: i have no regretts and did it all.

Happy new year to the both of you.
Catharina


 
Replied By: tiggy_ on Dec 30, 2009, 9:45AM
OMG i feel so sorry for Davia, a mother like that would drive anyone insane.
 
Replied By: ladyd1979 on Nov 6, 2009, 2:45AM
I think Davia is "klingy" because her mother doesnt like her, the poor girl has no one to rely on , so she is very insecure, she is  afraid her mother will leave her thats why she is always near . I was also like that at her age because my mother was always telling us she wanted us out of her life ..... So the poor girl is going through hell and she will grow up with mental consequences if she doesnt get helped now. I think its very possible her mom is bipolar too...
 
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