7 Worst Parenting Moments on 'Teen Mom'

Jeanne Sager | Oct 30, 2013 Celebrity Moms
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  • Ryan Edwards


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    Ryan Edwards has really come a long way over the years, and he's a dedicated dad to little Bentley these days. But he wasn't always there for his son. In the early days of the show, Ryan was often out partying instead of helping Maci -- which caused the engaged couple to break up.

    But his biggest fail? Ryan failed to pay child support at one point, even though he was receiving unemployment checks!

  • Maci Bookout


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    Maci Bookout is one of the fans' favorites, and she has earned the title by being utterly dedicated to son Bentley. But there have been a few bumps in the road.

    Remember when she moved her son two hours away from his dad ... without letting Ryan have a say in where the boy lived?

    Maci suffered another hiccup earlier this year when she was caught spanking her son during her Being Maci special.

  • Jenelle Evans


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    Jenelle's reputation as a scandalous reality star is well-earned. She's Jace's mom in name only as her mother, Barbara, had to take custody of the boy because Jenelle was an unfit mother who preferred partying to staying home with her child.

  • Adam Lind


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    Chelsea's baby daddy is famous for not being around much, and not being terribly nice when he is. Among some of his most "stellar" parenting moments? He blew off his daughter's 3rd birthday party. And then when he decided to throw the little girl a party himself, he spelled his own child's name wrong on the cake!

  • Gary Shirley


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    Gary has been a good dad to little Leah, and a single dad at that. But he stumbled a bit when he decided to use Leah against Amber back before the Teen Mom went to prison. Threatening a mom with not seeing her child is NOT good parenting, Gary! She's a person, not the ball in a game of keep-away.

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