Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom 2: Belated Christmas Is Mostly Holiday Cheer, Some Holiday Tears
DO: Juggle your families
Chelsea’s dad Randy bars Adam from joining their festivities, so Chelsea brings Aubree to get a Christmas tree with Adam, just the three of them. It’s more trouble and it probably made the holidays bittersweet for her, but it was a lot more mature than yelling at her parents for not being more welcoming.
DON’T: Discount real progress
That said, it’s a bit harsh of Chelsea’s parents to unilaterally bar Adam from their family, especially when he’s made the effort of getting a real job with benefits. He’s obviously trying.
DO: Retain your fashion sense
This is mostly me joking, but it was fun to see that two facets of Chelsea’s style remained in this episode: Her hair constantly switches from short to long from scene to scene, and Aubree is wandering around in a leopard-print onesie. At least we can rely on some constants.