Bravo Dr. Phil... Bravo little girl!
April 16, 2007 4:50pm CST
I have to say I am impressed with Dr. Phil probably more than ever before. I am watching the program about the little girl who was abused by her grandfather in an unspeakable way. Any kind of child abuse that gets intimate is way more wrong in my opinion than other kinds of abuse. Children are so often silenced by their attackers to keep quiet and they are made to feel fearful about speaking out. I am totally impressed with the way Dr. Phil spoke to this child. He made it more than clear to her that it was not her fault in any way. He even distinguished the difference between the abuse and the sometimes innocent physical play between young children. He didn't say that child play was right or wrong, but he distinguished with her that there was a difference. He totally handled this child's situation in a great way. Fortunately the grandparents are keeping their distance voluntarily even though Dr. Phil is getting help for them.
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• Orangeville, Ontario
17 Apr 07
He sure did make the little girl feel better, let her know that she did the right thing in going to an adult and that she was pretty smart for knowing the difference between right and wrong. I love the way he spoke to that little girl. It sure made her feel a lot better about herself and what happened.