Britney Spears may have had a difficult year, but she has one fan: Dr Phil.
The television therapist has spoken out about Spears sisters Britney and Jamie Lynn, praising their mothers parenting skills.
Fallen pop star Britney started the year shaving her head and lost custody of her two sons. Over the pre-Christmas weekend, the "Toxic" singer showed new depths to her erratic behavior while she drove around with paparazzi photographers. Jamie Lynn, meanwhile, has recently revealed that she is 16 and pregnant.
However, Dr Phil told PEOPLE, "We know the Spears family, particularly the parents. An asset that Britney (Spears) and Jamie Lynn both have is a great and dedicated mother."
Lynn Spears has reportedly been estranged from her eldest daughter since Britney split with Kevin Federline. They have not been seen in public together throughout the year.