My name is Barb Powell and I’m a reality TV junkie and yes I admit, I watch Teen Mom 2!! What’s not to like about it….it’s sweet, salty and sometimes leaves a bitter after taste, but always makes you want more.
I’ve heard all the comments and opinions on such pregnancy shows. Just recently Kim Kardashian blogged, “It seems that shows like ‘Teen Mom‘ are all of a sudden making teen pregnancy seem cool in the eyes of young girls. The kids from these shows are all over the news, even on the covers of magazines, and have been become almost like celebrities, but girls, these are not people you should idolize!”
Seriously? Even my 12 year old knows that teen pregnancy isn’t ‘cool’ due in part to watching this show. It’s something I use to teach, kinda like showing your teen a book on venereal diseases and saying having sex can cause this!! It helps open the subject to show how difficult a teen pregnancy can be.
Well this now brings me to the train wreck called Jenelle Evans & mom Barbara Evans! Barbara keeps asking what she’s ever done to deserve such a daughter as Jenelle Evans. Jenelle has been known to steal her mother’s credit card and spend it on a trip with her boyfriend, smoking pot while pregnant, leaving her son with her mother to go out partying, shoving her mother and beating up a so called friend!
Despite Jenelle’s protestations, she did lose custody of her son to her mother Barbara Evans (57). On June 10, 2010 Jenelle signed over “primary legal custody and primary physical custody” to Barbara. Now we turn to Jenelle’s mom Barbara who has called her daughter unlovable, has troubling finding three things that are positive about her daughter. On the MTV show, Barbara is shown constantly screaming at Jenelle and trying to gain control of situations.
I think they’re both bat crap crazy, but I would tell Barbara that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree! I’m not excusing Jenelle’s behavior but for the love of all that’s holy, stop screaming at your child…especially in front of your grandchild. She already knows right from wrong, you don’t have to drive it down her throat. Listen to her, really hear her….don’t defend your actions or try to be right. Raising a child isn’t a competition and if it was, you’d surely receive an F for fail!
Jenelle, grow up we all know how your mom is but that as well isn’t an excuse. There is only one person that you can count on in your life and that is you! Ignore your mom when she yells. Don’t throw wood on the fire such as trying to defend yourself or reason with her. It won’t work when a person is already in a heightened state of anger. The fire will only burn brighter.
Predictions: Barbara’s health isn’t that great. I would be surprised if she didn’t have issues with blood pressure and anxiety. I see a trip to the hospital in her future. She will find that her children keep coming back to her and be used and abused. Stop the cycle!
Jenelle will continue to draw controversy. Both of these people have good energy and tons of potential but they need to pay attention to themselves instead of each other. Jenelle will drop out of school if she hasn’t already with the idea of going back later when things ‘calm’ down.
I hope someone out there will offer them family counseling!
~ Barb Powell