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Monday - September 15, 2014

Exclusive: The Mother Who Attempted to Kill Herself and Her Autistic Daughter

In September 2013, Kelli Stapleton and her 14-year-old daughter, Issy -- who suffers from severe autism -- were found unconscious in the family van, overcome by carbon monoxide. Police accused Kelli of attempting to kill herself and Issy by placing two smoldering charcoal grills inside the vehicle. In a Dr. Phil exclusive, the jailed Michigan mom, who recently pleaded guilty to a felony charge of first-degree child abuse, opens up about what happened. Why does she say she made such a desperate choice?


Tuesday - September 16, 2014

Exclusive: Kelli Stapleton: A Mother's Worst Nightmare

Dr. Phil continues his exclusive jailhouse interview with Kelli Stapleton, a mother accused of trying to kill herself and her severely autistic 14-year-old daughter, Issy. Kelli recently pleaded guilty to a felony charge of first-degree child abuse. Does she regret her actions that day? And, hear from Kelli’s best friends. Were there any warning signs that Kelli was reaching her breaking point? Then, another mom, Lisa, says she knows Kelli’s pain all too well. She says her autistic son is extremely violent, and she says she contemplated a similar tragic scenario for herself and her son. Plus, find out how you can help Issy secure a healthy and productive future.


Wednesday - September 17, 2014

Is Mom Leading a Secret Life, or Are These Daughters Caught Up in Drama?

Brandy, 24, and Jacki, 27, say they believe their mother, Kimberly, is leading a secret sex life, while maintaining the façade of a happy marriage of 23 years to their stepfather. The daughters say they, along with their younger sister, Hannah, have uncovered Internet ads, emails and text messages full of questionable behavior. As a result, Brandy and Jacki won't allow Kimberly around their children anymore. Kimberly says her daughters are stirring up drama with half-truths and misinformation, and they need to butt out of her business. Dr. Phil looks at Brandy and Jacki's "evidence" and has some tough questions for Kimberly about her behavior. Can he get to the truth — and help put this family back together?


Thursday - September 18, 2014

NFL Domestic Violence: There Are No Sidelines, Only Sides

In the wake of the recent NFL story involving Ray Rice, Dr. Phil explores the question of why some women stay with their alleged abusers. First, Chris Johnson — Rice’s former Baltimore Ravens teammate — opens up about his friend’s situation. What does he say Rice has confided in him since the scandal broke? And, Chris shares the heartbreaking story of his sister, Jennifer, who was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend in 2011. What warning signs does he say his family missed? Then, Dr. Phil talks to Trichele, 44, who claims she was in an abusive marriage for years until July 2013, when she shot and killed her husband during an argument — allegedly in self-defense. She's currently facing the possibility of 20 years in prison and says she's scared to death.


Friday - September 19, 2014

"My Mom Ruined My Life by Keeping Me from My Dad"

Monica says her 13-year-old daughter, Mikaya, is angry, violent and out-of-control. She says Mikaya has been suspended from school and in trouble with the law -- and she fears for her daughter’s future. Mikaya says she hates her mother, who she claims has been abusive and has kept her from seeing her father. Can this mother-daughter relationship be saved? Then, don’t miss an exciting announcement from Robin McGraw and the Girl Scouts of the USA. Find out how you can help ensure that every girl has an opportunity to become a Girl Scout!




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