'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood Is Turning Into a Prison Success Story

Amber PortwoodIn a shocking turn of events, Amber Portwood -- the embattled young mother from MTV's Teen Mom who abused her boyfriend Gary on television for all to see -- is actually doing well in prison and is now teaching anger management classes (go figure). I say, good on her.

The truth is, there is no one better to teach a class on something they had to learn the hard way. Never once, in all the years of Teen Mom, did I think Portwood was a bad person. I genuinely always got the sense that she was trying, that she loved her daughter, and that she could get better if only she made the effort.

So why SHOULDN'T she be teaching classes? Her whole mission in going to prison was to learn how to better support herself and her daughter without the constant anger. Maybe she has learned to manage it.

It's also possible my standards are low. Let's face it, Jenelle Evans is such a complete and total mess that she makes Amber look like mother of the year.

These two women are commonly considered the worst among the teen moms on the show, though Farrah may give them a run for their money with her sex tape (WHAT is she thinking?). In Amber's defense, I have always gotten the sense from her that she is really trying, that she really wants to fix things and make them right and do right by her daughter Leah.

It doesn't always come out the way she wants it, but I have never doubted her sincerity and desire to make things better. Amber is a fighter. I think in the long run, she may turn out OK. So, no. It doesn't surprise me that she would use her pain and turn it into something productive.

Personally, I would much rather learn about how to manage anger from someone else who had to struggle to learn than from a person who doesn't even understand how anger works.

Teen Mom may be over, but those of us who watched still care about Amber. It's good to hear she is doing OK after all. Keep up the good work!

Do you think Amber should be teaching anger management?

 

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LostS... LostSoul88

Maybe teachingis helping her at the same time. Good for her at least using her time well while locked up instead of use the pitty me attitude. 

Serab... Serabelle

I hope this works for her, I also thought she wasn't a bad person, just a lost person. I hope spending all this time in jail will help her become a stronger person, help her stay clean, and help her manage her anger once out of jail. She always seemed to care deeply about her child, and Leah deserves a strong, sober, happy mommy. Best of luck to her!

issac... issacsmom11

I wish her all the best. I am praying for her and the lil one too.

Sandra Knode

Yes I think her story will help others who had a a mental abuse relationship..watching the show I seen Gary mentally abuse her more then she abuse him. Myself I think Amber did good with the small amount she did abuse him.Gary should go to every class she speaks to about her abuse..Gary might learn not to antagonize..and do have of chambers prison time...let's see how far he gets


Nancy Briere Butler

I HOPE EVERYTHING GOES GOOD FOR HER AND HER BABY


 


 

Liz Harrison

i can relate to her. i have bipolar and anger problems. its really hard to manage at first. its awesome that shes trying to get better. shes not a bad mom. she just needs help. good for her for realizing it. hope she gets better.

Jennifer Wilson

 I DO NOT THINK AMBER IS A BAD MOTHER OR PERSON , SHE HAS PROBLEMS BUT GETTING HELP AND LEARNING AND FEEL THAT GOOD SHE TEACHING OTHERS ANGER MANGEMENT THAT GREAT WISH HER THE BEST OF LUCK AND I SAY THAT THE WORST TEEN MOM IS JENELLE .

Kayla McNeely

Hopefully this time in prison changes and helps her for the better because even when she was out in the real world she didn't and couldn't change for anything or anybody. Good luck, but until I see it then i'll believe it!!

Tiffany Lynn Durst

I look at it from a view similar to a drug or alcohol treatment counselor. If you don't know how something feels you can't advise somebody how to fix it. It's genuine and real. Prison's need to more rehabilitation and correction of bad behavior. I am proud of her and hope that when she does got home all that she learned sticks with her.

Becky Barrera

i dont think that any of use need to past judgement on her or any of the teen moms they have there issues as we also do ours just arent blasted on tv!

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