and my second to youngest child rides the special ed bus.
It's very important that I'm there for her bus.
I am a licensed nurses' assistant.
I went to go get certified, but I missed the window
to obtain my certification.
I had to stop working at the nursing home.
Currently, I'm in the process of
working towards my certification so I can go back to work.
Well, Jennifer signed over guardianship
of her 17-year-old daughter, Adrianna,
to her teacher, Whitney.
She says that she just didn't get along with Adrianna,
and by sending her away, they would get space
that they all need.
You've told her to just kill herself,
and when she did, you'd just get a beer and watch her die.
You've told her you hate her.
She makes your blood curdle.
Just, if you would, could you just make a list for me
of her positive characteristics?
She's very bright and articulate.
So, she's bright, okay.
She's a social butterfly.
She's very outgoing.
Okay, so she's social, uh-huh.
She's just all around a happy person, like.
She's just all around a happy person.
I mean, honestly, oh yeah.
I don't have any more.
She's bright, social, and happy.
I've just met her, and can make a longer list than that.
I think she's very compassionate.
I think she's very caring.
I think she's very committed.
You're not at home with her.
I think she's very reliable.
I mean, I could just go on and on.
I think she's very mature.
That she is.
I think she's very forgiving.
I think she has a very optimistic spirit.
I think she's very insightful and deep emotionally.
I could just go, we don't have enough time.
Dr. Phil, her integrity and drive are amazing.
I mean, I've just known her like 30 minutes,
and can list 20 things.
You've known her 17 years, and you say she's bright,
social, and happy?
You don't much care for her, do you?
We just are not, we don't get along.
Tell me how the emotion of hate
comes into your consciousness with regard to your daughter.
How do you hate your child?
Hate is a big word.
Synonyms for hate would be to despise, to test,
unpleasant and unacceptable.
When she started going to middle school in sixth grade,
that's when her bad behavior started.
And she started hanging out with people that did drugs.
And when she stopped listening to me,
and she started bringing it into my house
with the other kids, I just started hating her.
When asked to list positive traits about her teenage daughter, a mother gives three before saying, “I don’t have any more.”
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