Now, usually, I don't give Dr. Phil too much of my attention, although I'll watch an episode here and there. I just can't stand his techniques sometimes. For instance, there was a mother who yelled and screamed at her young daughter something ferocious. It tore me up to watch. Her husband was there and Dr Phil said, 'You're there for all of this...correct?' The husband replied, 'When I'm not at work and it's not always that to that extreme.' Totally acceptable answer, yet Dr Phil went off the rails demanding the husband not dare say he was embellishing anything or say that his show is mischaracterizing things. The guy never alluded to that; he just stated that no, he's not there 100% of the time and it's not to the horrible extreme 100% of the time. Dr Phil just loses it when someone has the audacity to put any video footage or research 'work' his how does.
But this video was so disturbing on so many levels...I couldn't look away. I am sickened by the behavior of this woman! In one clip she says they've tried everything - times outs, spankings etc. Hey lady...did you ever try LOVE?!?!
I guess my guttural reaction comes from being abused growing up and learning from that to NOT abuse my own children.
This is one thing about a lot of organized religions that I can't stand - they seem to not frown upon child abuse. Period. Argue with me, if you want, but this kind of abuse is not an LDS exclusive thing. This kind of abuse goes on in all kinds of homes of various faiths. It’s the Mormon church though, that trumpets to the world in the press its holier-than-thou-proclamation for the family and holds up its members as better than “other faiths” as “forever families”.
(Some info from this blog)
It's of a woman named Jessica Beagley and she's a 'mom' of 6. She's married to Gary Beagley, an Anchorage patrol officer who was once a detective. They have six children; one of them, a seven-year-old boy, is a Russian adoptee. They are identified as members of the LDS Church; reference is made to a group photo of the family posing outside the LDS temple in Bountiful, Utah. According to RFM, Jessica was recently the stake-level Primary president.
The controversy came to a head during a November 17th episode of the Dr. Phil showed called “Mommy Confessions”. One of Bagley's other kids shot a video of Jennifer disciplining her seven-year-old Russian adopted son, Kristoff. On the video, Jessica is observed to be verbally reproving Kristoff for having received three discipline cards in elementary school for throwing pencils, sword-fighting with another child, and acting out in another class, and then lying to Jessica about the in-school discipline.
Jessica seems to be much more troubled about the lying than the infraction itself. Although assertive, she's not particularly aggressive. Then she has Kristoff drink a small portion of hot sauce. She then continues to reprove him, then allows him to spit out the hot sauce. Then she directs him to take a cold shower; he can be heard crying while showering.
The video was taken by her 10 year old daughter of her adopted brother.
And here's the video on Dr. Phil