Teen Says He Blames Mom For Keeping Dad Out Of His Life, That’s Why He Acts Out

Teen Says He Blames Mom For Keeping Dad Out Of His Life, That’s Why He Acts Out

Andrew says he blames his mom, Joy, for breaking up their family and keeping his father out of his life – and that’s why he now acts out and is failing school. The 16-year-old says that after he witnessed an argument between his parents four years ago, his mother kicked his father out of the house and got a restraining order against him, so he hasn’t been able to see his dad.

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“I just get mad because she could get that restraining order switched from her and him only, not the kids, too, ‘cause he didn’t do nothing to harm us. He didn’t do nothing to deserve to get a restraining order,” Andrew says. “He’s not dangerous.”

Does Andrew’s father, Dean, want to be part of his children’s lives? Has he made an effort to see them? Hear his thoughts in the video above.

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On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Andrew says he wants to be a social media influencer and is trying to rack up views on TikTok for his prank videos – in which he often uses his siblings as the butt of the pranks. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Teen Says He Blames Mom For Keeping Dad Out Of His Life, That’s Why He Acts Out backup