‘You Need To Draw The Line, Or You’re Going To Lose This Kid,’ Expert Tells Mom Who Adopted Grand…

  • Published: 07 January 2020
  • An expert offers advice to a woman who is raising her granddaughter because her son nearly beat her to death when she was a baby. Why does he tell her she needs to draw a line in her relationship with her son?

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Comments • 383

  • Amber Gee
    Amber Gee  2 days back

    The mom reminds me of a drunk...she is just not there. Like are you dumb lady he almost killed a baby!!!

    • Julie Silkworth
      Julie Silkworth  5 days back

      Why do I see this woman killing the child for her son..

      • Prudence Lebelo
        Prudence Lebelo  5 days back

        It's clear that she doesn't get it. The little girl needs to be taken away from her. She's an unfit mother /grandmother. I fear for her life when that man comes out of jail.

        • Renee Swann
          Renee Swann  6 days back

          She’s had him all around her and she’s forgiven him ! Get this child away from her ASAP !!!!!!!!

          • ParaAnthro Audra
            ParaAnthro Audra  1 weeks back

            This is so sad all around. The mother is very torn, she knows what's right, but she feels obligated to stand by her son. I think she needed someone outside the family to tell her this. Essentially, her son no longer has a child because he killed her when he beat her. No, she is not really dead, but she is dead to him. No contact is no contact. Period. Best of luck to all of them. ✌💖🖖

            • Crystal Stephens
              Crystal Stephens  1 weeks back

              I hope she understands now

              • Cowboy Western38
                Cowboy Western38  1 weeks back


                • Mopar Man
                  Mopar Man  2 weeks back

                  She needs to loose custody of that baby ugh.....

                  • ashleigh white
                    ashleigh white  2 weeks back

                    She is so delusional!! I don’t think she will be very good for lee in the long run!
                    What happens when this little girl asks about what happened... Is Jenny going to tell her the truth or will she make some story up to defend her son

                    • Jess Marie
                      Jess Marie  2 weeks back

                      This mom makes my skin crawl. She shouldn’t have this child

                      • Diane Dunshea
                        Diane Dunshea  2 weeks back

                        The lights are on but no one is home!

                        • Primrose Rosemary
                          Primrose Rosemary  2 weeks back

                          This woman is to weirdly attacted to her criminal son...dr Phil needs to dig a little deeper into her and her son's relationship...this waste of life tried to kill his own child by stomping on her..but that I for that crazy lady

                          • CeltycSparrow
                            CeltycSparrow  2 weeks back

                            If I were Dr. Phil and Dr. Sophy, I would be on the phone to CPS IMMEDIATELY, us being the mandated reporters we are, and I would have that child removed from the grandmother's care....because she is CLEARLY violating the court's order that has been put in place to protect this child from her monster of a father. Her son BEAT his 1 month old daughter to the point that she almost died. Her brain was bleeding. There were severe bruises covering her body. I would not let this man on the same CONTINENT as this little girl..much less in the same home. And here this foolish grandmother is telling Dr. Phil "Oh yeah, my son is getting out come August and I have been allowing him to talk with her on the phone and write her letters (which CLEARLY violates the protection order) and I WILL have my son around for birthdays and Christmases. That would be fine and all....except YOU HAVE CUSTODY OF THIS CHILD who your son almost killed. Common sense tells me that if you have custody, this means the child will be there for the birthdays and the Christmases too, yes? So therefore, you would be allowing this monster and the child he almost killed to be TOGETHER in your home during these events, no? Do you REALLY think that's a good idea as her adoptive mother?

                            • shy alice
                              shy alice  2 weeks back

                              I love dr.Sophy, he’s like dr.phil’s Robin

                              • Delicious Atomic Bomb
                                Delicious Atomic Bomb  2 weeks back

                                She doesn't listen, she's not even trying to understand. She's not even crying to the idea or the photos of the baby nearly beaten to death and only sheds a tear when she's told she's not doing it right. That's selfish behavior. That's someone who shouldn't breed in the first place.

                                • Elzy K
                                  Elzy K  2 weeks back

                                  Even as she agrees she continues to make excuses. If that's what u wanted to hear then why didnt u do it already. Its already common sense, it ain't a gray matter. It's black and white.

                                  Don't let the abuser be rewarded by bringing him back into the victims life.

                                  • Krystal Kitchen
                                    Krystal Kitchen  2 weeks back

                                    The great grandmother should have the kid

                                    • bree allen
                                      bree allen  2 weeks back

                                      I honestly hope that great grandma is still alive when this p.o.s gets out because at this point I truly believe that the great grandma is the only one who’s going to protect this poor kid from her abusive p.o.s sperm donor.

                                      • John Barkley
                                        John Barkley  2 weeks back

                                        He should be casturated and never allowed to have kids. If he’s got a low iq than he should never be allowed to procreate.

                                        • Tylin Williams
                                          Tylin Williams  2 weeks back

                                          Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Take the kid away before it ends up the same way...

                                          • Pamela P
                                            Pamela P  2 weeks back

                                            Dr Phil is a blessing to so many people. May the Lord bless Him. Please Dr Phil get this child removed this ladies crazy? !!!!

                                            • Stephanie Poetzl
                                              Stephanie Poetzl  3 weeks back

                                              My worry is once he is released from jail, where is he going to live... with his mom?? And he’s capable of doing worse

                                              • Hilary C
                                                Hilary C  3 weeks back

                                                I hope that Phil and Dr. Sophy ensure that she is strictly monitored and at the first step out of line, that child is removed.. The little girl is at risk and she's in lalaland. This is horrific, truly. She may think she has reassured them, but they aren't that stupid. They know she'll flip on a dime.

                                                • gotta go beach SUP
                                                  gotta go beach SUP  3 weeks back

                                                  Ah, she not going keep those relationships totally separate!

                                                  • Brenda Coughlin
                                                    Brenda Coughlin  3 weeks back

                                                    I wish the Great grandmother of this little girl could get custody.
                                                    The girl is gonna be messed up if she stays in the custody of her grandmother!!

                                                    • ღSwnsasyღ _
                                                      ღSwnsasyღ _  3 weeks back

                                                      That little girl needs to go to her great grandmother.. She's nuts!

                                                      • Damien S
                                                        Damien S  3 weeks back

                                                        She should not have custody of that little girl. Great- grandma should gain custody.

                                                        • Jasmine Blas
                                                          Jasmine Blas  3 weeks back

                                                          My son wouldn't have the opportunity to be in jail cause he would be dead I would kill him if he ever hurt my granddaughter

                                                          • IRON60 BITCH
                                                            IRON60 BITCH  3 weeks back

                                                            This woman is going to get this child killed one day

                                                            • The Unveileress Reginae Caeli

                                                              She, in my eyes, is a danger to that little girl. Grandma should have custody, at least for the time being.

                                                              • Sig Kimber
                                                                Sig Kimber  3 weeks back

                                                                That kid needs to be taken from her and placed with the grandmother. The little girl is second place compared to her bastard monster son in her eyes.

                                                                • Maureen v
                                                                  Maureen v  3 weeks back

                                                                  That child needs to be taken away from her. When he gets out of jail you know she going take him in.

                                                                  • Kim Harrington
                                                                    Kim Harrington  3 weeks back

                                                                    She is absolutely the Wrong person to have that child.

                                                                    • at me
                                                                      at me  3 weeks back

                                                                      He should have no idea what that child looks like

                                                                      • Brendan Navarro
                                                                        Brendan Navarro  3 weeks back

                                                                        Mom look like the George Gremlin

                                                                        • Allie
                                                                          Allie  3 weeks back

                                                                          She has more sympathy for her son than the daughter. really sad and toxic. She doesn’t understand. She should not have custody.

                                                                          • Reee ee
                                                                            Reee ee  3 weeks back

                                                                            She says “And that’s exactly why I’m here. To hear what you just said” like she already figured it out herself but wasn’t gonna do anything about it until she heard it from Dr. Phil

                                                                            • Brittany Ward
                                                                              Brittany Ward  3 weeks back

                                                                              The fact that she’s still in contact with him means she neeeeeeeeedsher parental rights taken away. This woman is just as bad as her son. Poor kid! I hope she is removed from this!

                                                                              • David Oxley
                                                                                David Oxley  3 weeks back

                                                                                Did Dr. Phil just say the S word?

                                                                                • nona93
                                                                                  nona93  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I wouldn’t be surprised when he gets out and he eventually beats his mom just like that poor little baby.

                                                                                  • C and S squad
                                                                                    C and S squad  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Where’s the actual mom?

                                                                                    • Sthembile Msabala
                                                                                      Sthembile Msabala  3 weeks back

                                                                                      She look like she is high on something and honestly she doesn't get it....

                                                                                      • Your Worst Nightmare
                                                                                        Your Worst Nightmare  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Why does every guest and audience member look like they are always on the verge of tears in every video lol

                                                                                        • Anthony Rosati
                                                                                          Anthony Rosati  3 weeks back

                                                                                          THIS woman is crazy as F**k

                                                                                          • Kira1Lawliet
                                                                                            Kira1Lawliet  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I guarantee that after all that, the only thing she heard was, "does that mean you can't still see your son? Of course not!" And then everything around that was just dead noise in one ear and out the other.

                                                                                            • Jenny Coleman
                                                                                              Jenny Coleman  3 weeks back

                                                                                              My heart breaks for this child, no matter what happens she is going to find out who her father is and what he did and all I can imagine is her wondering why he did it/was it her fault/did he not love her etc. I really hope the police/cps or whoever ends up dealing with this makes the right choices for this child so we aren't back here in years to come finding out he killed her, I hope that little girl grows up far away from him and possibly even the grandmother/mother if shes in the mindset she seems to be, great grandmother is being a great advocate for leigh and I can see them being very close when leigh sees that she was seemingly the only one fighting for her and only her as it should be. The way he speaks to her in the letter says enough for me to see that he is still a danger because I imagine if something made you do something so horrific and out of character to your own child you would not be able to speak to them in the letter like nothings happened. I have a nephew around the age of this child when she was beaten and the thought makes me sick to my stomach. Zero excuses he deserves to be in jail for the rest of his life or at least kept away from her and preferably all children.

                                                                                              • Sarah Kofman
                                                                                                Sarah Kofman  3 weeks back

                                                                                                How in God's name was she able to adopt this child. A crime

                                                                                                • Olivia Chambers
                                                                                                  Olivia Chambers  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  “It doesn’t matter that he curb stomped a baby!!! He’s my son and I love him!!” Ummm ya ok whatever