‘The Trigger For This Is The Neglect, The Abuse, The Abandonment,’ Dr. Phil Tells Mom Of Teen

Stephani admits her son, Steven, didn’t have an ideal childhood, partly because of her drug use. She claims he started acting out as a young child – biting and kicking foster parents, threatening to kick and hit a teacher – and now, at 16, she says he acts out in anger and kicks and hits holes in walls. Stephani says Steven’s behavior is coming between her and her fiancé, Buck, who kicked Steven out of the house after he waved a loaded gun at his younger siblings – and is now making her choose between Steven and him. “Are you all aware that Steven says he’s doing this on purpose?” Dr. Phil asks Stephani and Buck. Hear their response in the video above. And, hear what Dr. Phil says he believes is the trigger for Steven’s behavior. On Wednesday’s episode, Steven opens up about his behavior and what it's like with his uncle, with whom he is living. Does he want his mom to come to Florida? And, will Steven’s living arrangement work out long-term? Hear what Dr. Phil thinks. Watch more here. And, check here to see where you can tune in to Dr. Phil. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have family drama that needs Dr. Phil’s help? WATCH: Woman Says Fiancé Has Given Her An Ultimatum: Remain Engaged To Him Or Live With Her Teen Son