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November 23rd, 2011
03:16 PM ET

Tonight: Extreme parenting: How far is too far?

Meet some parents who push their children to excel. Are they just being pushy? And some parents who "unschool" their kids tell us why their sons and daughters benefit from a more relaxed style of parenting. See for yourself as Dr. Drew and his guest, Lisa Ling,  ind out what motivates such moms and dads.

Then, a woman who was sexually abused as a child, tells her story. She eventually confronted her abuser, and her mother who allowed it to happen. It might give you insight into the recent stories about what allegedly happened with a former coach at Penn State.

And wonder what Dr. Drew is giving thanks for this year? Hint: his wife, Susan, joins him for an upbeat look at Thanksgiving in the Pinsky household.

It all happens tonight at 9 on HLN.

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November 23rd, 2011
03:15 PM ET

Dr. Drew responds to critics on his UC Davis comments

On Tuesday night, Dr. Drew set the record straight after admitting that the response to his take on the UC Davis pepper-spraying incident was striking.

“Let me be perfectly clear," he said. "What police did was not okay in my book. And it's unconscionable that people who were pepper-sprayed did not receive proper treatment after they were blasted with chemicals."

However, Drew says he challenges the students.

“I`m sympathetic with the frustrations," he explained. "Kids in college today are best, the brightest – this is an amazing generation. They even look forward to get a job ... I get that they are frustrated and angry about a lot of things. But what I question is what I want to focus on: the case of legitimate civil disobedience. I don`t think this conversation has been had enough ... I`m looking for a clear cut objective that I can support on these kids` behalf, but I was confused."

Dr. Drew said he was surprised that the students seemed to be upset that there were consequences for their actions, saying it was unclear whether they built their case on a legitimate case for civil disobedience, even citing the term in "civil disobedience" in the dictionary.

“I identify with your frustration and fully respect your desire to take action," he said. "Help me understand you and let's keep the dialogue going.”

Hear more from Dr. Drew weeknights at 9 p.m. ET on HLN and follow the show on Twitter @DrDrewHLN.

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November 23rd, 2011
01:56 AM ET

Gay killing plea deal: 21 years in prison

A California teenager who shot and killed a gay student has agreed to spend 21 years in prison.

Brandon McInerney avoided a second trial by accepting the plea deal. His first trial for shooting Larry King in class ended in a mistrial.

The case generated enormous controversy, and forced schools to consider how they deal with sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

In this video clip, Dr. Drew talks to teacher Dawn Boldrin who was in the classroom when Brandon shot Larry point-blank in the head.

The allegations of abuse discussed in this clip are those in which HLN has no independent confirmation.

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November 23rd, 2011
01:46 AM ET

A child in transition

Puberty is a time in life marked by many changes – physical, emotional, hormonal, and social.

The transition can be tumultuous and difficult ... not just for kids, but parents too, even under ideal circumstances.

Now, imagine if you had to choose between being a man or a woman. That's what Jazz and her parents are facing.

Jazz has lived as a girl for most of her young life ... and while the onset of puberty brings new challenges and choices, she's pretty confident about who she is and who she wants to be.

Hear Dr. Drew in the video clip, as he talks with Jazz and her mother about the transition.

Jazz and her family share their story on "I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition" this Sunday on OWN.

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