Originally Posted by inkedmamajama
I wonder if this thread would look different if people thought/knew that one of these teen moms is a member of this community.
I think it is awesome if one of the moms is a member here! If I opened my life on TV I would expect people to talk about it too... And the bad comes with the good.
Last night was good!
I like how Farrah looked at apartments. But I can say that DH mentioned that her mom was a combination of both of our own mothers (and both are very emotional abusive). She has a lot on her plate and it also looks like she is still trying to find herself. Finding herself and gaining a bit more of a better self image (yes I think she is a bit insecure, however it is not an age thing, it is how her relationship with her family has been thing) and I think she will really excel at the world!
Maci! Still love her. I felt horrible when Ryan was calling her lazy and putting her down and such for not just staying home and "playing all day". The conversation on the porch he just seemed "different" both DH and I noticed it. It just seemed mean and like there was something else going on there with him. I really hope Bently going to daycare will help her with collage.
Amber, it was good to see her go find a job and an apartment. I "get" her. Maybe because I see a lot of my self in her when I was trying to find myself in the early days of the young parenting role. Gary loves her and I really think she loves him. But they need to work together and that is the hardest part. Many non teen moms have this same sort of dynamic. I think if they both went to couselling it would make a world of difference.
Yay for Catelynn and Tyler making future plans. It is good to see them have some idea where they want to be in a few years. I still like how Tyler's mom seems so shocked at everything. I mean they did have a baby together and they got through the pregnancy and the adoption and are still together and she is shocked he wants to put marriage on the table?
I actually have a really hard time grasping this whole "young/teen" mom stigma. it has only been in the last 50 years or so that people really waited to get married. I think people are trying to keep kids "young" longer and I just don't get it. A 17/18/19 year old is an adult. Maybe a young adult but an adult. And nature dictates when we get our menses and hormones. And nature hasn't shifted that to a later date just because we live longer.
Sure there are challanges being a young mom, but there are challenges being an older mom and a single mom and a single dad and and and... Maybe that is why I like this show. It puts it out there.
It shows what it is like to be a MOM. I know just as many 30 somethings whom are trying to juggle childcare and school and work and a less than supportive husband.
And it also seems typical of the dads. Only one is out of the picture (and the reasons behind that are unknown), one is there but not really. One is wanting to be there but the relationship dynamic is having problems (and IME most do that first year of having a first baby) and the last is there and would be a FANTASTIC father, is a fantastic father and will be a fantastic father.
It just seems more like normal life and normal parenting dynamics rather than "teen" parenting.