Behind the Scenes at the Dr. Phil Show
Dr Phil offers advice on a wide range of topics, including marital, financial and self-image issues. Phil McGraw began his own show after he became a popular recurring guest on `The Oprah Winfrey Show.'
New Year's Resolutions on Dr. Phil
Jill and Matt have two young sons, careers and much less time for each other than they had before the children.
"Our New Year's resolution for 2009 is to have more sex" states Matt.
"I'm very attracted to my husband, I'm really just not able to find the time" says Jill. She adds, "If it's a choice between sex or sleeping, sleeping usually wins."
After enlisting Dr. Phil's help with their New Years resolution, Jill and Matt find relief with Nannies4hire.com
Jon and Kate Gosselin are guests of Dr. Phil
"We are the most normal abnormal family you will ever meet!" declares Kate. "My husband, Jon, and I have eight children, consisting of a set of twins, who are 6, and we have sextuplets who are almost 3. When Jon and I got married, we had discussions of two or three [kids]. I convinced him to go back for that third child, and we got six."
Kate gives a glimpse into a typical day at her house. "My feet hit the floor at 8:00 in the morning. I make breakfast, get the babies, dress them, do their hair, we eat breakfast, I send everybody downstairs to the playroom, and I clean up, and then I come downstairs, hang out with them for a while until I have to start making lunch," she recounts.
"Our house is very chaotic," says Jon. "As soon as I come in the door, I look right at Kate, and I know how the night is going to go. I help with dinner, and if I'm lucky, I get to sit down and eat my dinner along with my kids."
Kate and Jon love their large family but need to know how to set boundaries with their children. "Our kids fight over space, toys and property," Jon says. "We're hoping that Dr. Phil can help us with individual time, and help the kids learn to respect each other's space and property."
"You know that, just because you have eight children there, that the rules of behavioral shaping and modification and parenting are not suspended. If you aren't consistent with these kids, they are going to be out of control and frenetic."
Dr. Phil points to nursery schools and day cares as examples of how to discipline large groups of children. "They have 18 kids, 20 kids, 24 children, and they maintain order in the classroom with one teacher. If that can be done with that many kids, it can be done with this many. But you have to have a plan, and there needs to be consistency. You've got to be willing to accept more help," he explains. "There can be order, even at this age, if they understand, and you understand, what responsibilities you can put on them and what you can't."
Dr. Phil surprises the couple with an extra set of hands from Nannies4Hire.com!
"They're going to bring in some nannies three days a week, four hours a day, for the next six months to help implement the plan that I'm talking about, where we create some order where everybody flows together. Would you like to have that help?" he asks.
Kate is speechless. "I have never spoken the word 'nanny.' That is amazing. Yes!" she says.
The Dr. Phil Show uses Babysitters4hire.com Companies to find caregiver for their guests
Do you ever wonder who's watching the kids when the parents are talking to Dr. Phil? We?re please to say that we?ve been asked to provide those sitters to support the smooth production of the show. Next time you need some more help with the production in your house; remember to use the database Dr. Phil uses, Nannies4Hire.com and Babysitters4Hire.com
Watch the clips from the most recent shows we?ve worked with:
- "How Do You Define a Modern Family?"
- "Biggest Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making"
- "I Never Thought it Could Happen to Me"
- "Is This Normal?"
- "Is It Over? A Divorce Solution"
- "Reinvent Yourself"
- "How to Escape a Bad Marriage"
- "Child with a Child"
- "For Better or Worse?"
- "New Year: Change Your Life"
- "School Discipline: Out of Control?"
- "Virtual Chaos"
- "Child Abandonment"
- "Fat Abusers"
- "Spouses at War"
- "Is This Normal?"