R.J.'s Instagram Post Lands Him in Hot Water with Holly

Season 1 Episode 112
Aired on 03/11/2017 | CC tv-pg
Like many teens, R.J. Peete is active on social media. But when his mother, Holly, catches wind of one of R.J.'s Instagram posts where his middle finger is on full display, she sits him down to discuss the real-life consequences of posting something "very inappropriate."

Something like this, Holly points out, could significantly affect R.J.'s job with the Los Angeles Dodgers. R.J., who was diagnosed with autism at age 3, is frustrated. "I want to be a normal kid like everybody else," he says.

Joining Holly and R.J. is a close family friend and R.J.'s longtime autism therapist, Tim Lee, known simply as Mr. Lee to the Peetes. Observing how upset R.J. is, Mr. Lee interjects and helps the young man see himself in another light. Find out why Holly says, "Mr. Lee dropped the mic."

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