Majoring in Failure?
(Original airdate: October 24, 2011) How old is too old to be living in your parents' house? Twenty-three-year-old Justin is a high school dropout who has lost 12 jobs and calls his family's basement home. Justin's stepfather, Bill, and his mother, Bonnie, say they don't understand why Justin has stopped trying to climb life's ladder of success, and are sick of trying to encourage him to move out and on with his life. Justin and his sister, Brianne, say their stepfather is a bully whose name-calling and tough love has backfired and made the situation worse. Bill says he's only trying to motivate Justin. Can Dr. Phil give these parents the tools they need to help Justin stand on his own two feet? And, Kris makes her living as a college prep advisor but admits she can't motivate her own sons to excel at anything other than mooching. In fact, both of her sons have dropped out of college! Twenty-year-old Charlie says he's racked up so many legal fees from the trouble he's caused that he can't afford to move out, and his 19-year-old brother, Cody, appears to be following in his footsteps. Can these parents help their adult children find their independence? Don't miss Dr. Phil's advice for parents who want to raise motivated and contributing adults!