Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom 2: Some People Don’t Deserve a Second Chance

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When I turned on Teen Mom 2 last night, I wasn’t sure I was watching the right show. There were some very responsible choices being made, which fits with the theme of this week’s episode, second chances. But don’t be fooled, these girls still provided us with plenty of drama. You didn’t expect them all to grow up since last week did ya?

It doesn’t seem like Kailyn’s second chance with boyfriend, Jordan, is working out. He can’t seem to trust her again after she cheated on him with baby daddy, Jo. Chelsea’s relationship isn’t fairing much better. She and Adam are over again much to her dismay. On a more positive note, Jenelle had a personality transplant this week and is fighting for her second (or millionth) chance. Plus, Leah seems sticking to her plan of attending nursing school



DON’T: Be with someone for the wrong reasons

Kailyn seemed to be all about getting Jordan back, after cheating on him with Jo. But now it appears as if she’s changed her mind again. In a conversation she had with a friend, we learn that Kailyn is what one might call a serial monogamist. In other words she goes from relationship to relationship most likely because she doesn’t want to be alone. I feel like that’s the only reason she’s with Jordan, and that’s a shame. She should be with someone because she wants to be with him not because she fears not having someone to come home to at night.

DO: Get out more

I’m getting a little sick of Kailyn’s relationship drama. Should she stay with Jordan? Should she go back to Jo and become the picture perfect family? I don’t know. What I do know is that she clearly needs to spend some more time with her friends. Unlike many of the umm interesting characters we see on this show, they gave her some good advice about relationships and family.

DO: Move on

If the ridiculous phone conversation they had at the end of this episode is any indication, it doesn’t look like Kailyn and Jordan will be reuniting any time soon. I think that’s for the best. I understand that she cheated on him and consequently he doesn’t trust her the way he used to. However, I also understand her point that if he was willing to take her back they have to try to move past it. They can’t be together every second of every day, and with all the damage done it’s probably best they stay apart.

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