'16 and Pregnant' Star Nikkole Paulun Goes on Date With Her 6-Year-Old & People Are Outraged

'16 & Pregnant' Nikkole Paulun and son

Some people (myself included, at times) believe chivalry is dead. One person who's hoping to teach her little boy how to be a gentleman is 16 and Pregnant mom Nikkole Paulun. In fact, the MTV star's decision to have a mommy/son date with her 6-year-old son is something you might want to consider for your own kiddo.

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"Yes he is young but I believe this is something he should learn now. It's never too early to teach your child how to properly respect others, especially women," she wrote.

Right on, Nikkole.

The young mom of two (she also has a 6-month-old daughter named Ellie Jade) snapped her son Lyle picking up the tab during one of their outings. In case you're wondering, the 6-year-old was able to afford the meal -- along with a 15 percent tip -- thanks to the allowance money he received for doing chores.

Lyle opens door for his mother, asks her about her day, and puts away all electronic devices (okay, this one might be more for Mom) to give the special lady in his life his undivided attention.

It's such a shame Nikkole deleted her Facebook post. It was really precious -- and on a scale of 1 to 10 on the cute-o-meter, it was off the charts.

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Sadly, you won't get to see the photo of Lyle opening up his wallet to pay for his mommy/son date, but here's some of what Nikkole had to say about it:

Once a month my 6 year old son takes me out on a dinner date. He opens doors for me, pulls out my chair, talks about his day & asks me how mine was, pays the bill with money he earned by doing chores, and even tips the waiter/waitress. By doing this I am teaching him how to treat a lady & how to take her on a proper date. How to show that he respects the woman he loves (right now that would be mommy).

Nikkole also adds:

Yes he is young but I believe this is something he should learn now. It's never too early to teach your child how to properly respect others, especially women. As a woman who has been abused & treated like crap in the past, it's extremely important to me that I teach.

This makes me smile and think about the mommy/son dates I plan to have with my two boys. In fact, it makes me think about all the special dates my dad and I had back in the day. He wanted to make sure I knew how special I was and, more importantly, how a man is supposed to treat me.

I want my sons to learn how to treat women -- and everyone else, for that matter -- with respect. I want them to have a few "practice runs" so those high school dates aren't super awkward (they will be, haha). And I truly hope that the love my husband and I have for each other will show them (when they're able to understand) that marriage can be hard work, but not impossible -- so long as you work with the one you love to try to build something special.

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Personally, I don't see anything wrong with parents' turning what would be an ordinary dining experience into something memorable.

Nikkole is right: It's never to early to instill values into our kids.

 

 

Image via nikkolemtv/Instagram

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