Today I saw an old episode of The Dr. Phil show entitled Racy Tweens and it was both heartbreaking and unbelievable at the same time. I walked in on the back end, where Dr. Phil was speaking with a mother and her 10 year old daughter. The mother began by sharing how she has trouble saying “NO” to her daughter who, at 10 years old, has a monthly spa bill of $600.
As I watched in amazement I was thinking to myself, “Really…I am a grown, working adult and I don’t have a monthly spa bill of anything even close to that amount”. As Dr. Phil spoke to the mother it was revealed that in an effort to please her daughter, the mother would buy the things she wanted, despite the fact that she often would put off basic household essentials like the families utility bill, because it was just that difficult to say “NO”.
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