Teen Mom Alex SekellaWhen you look at someone like Matt McCann, ex-boyfriend of Teen Mom 3 star Alex Sekella, it's hard not to wonder: didn't someone think these two were going to be a problem? Before the baby? Before Alex was sent rushing out of her house, with a baby in tow, by news that her child's father had overdosed?

And now we know. In an exclusive clip of episode eight of Teen Mom 3, which will air tonight on MTV, we get to see what Alex's mom, Wendy, really thought of her daughter's boyfriend before he became the father of her granddaughter.

Take a look:

 

Poor Alex. I don't blame her for not wanting to go to the prom, and her mom seems a little cruel for not getting it. The prom is not the be all and end all of life; I know many people who skipped it and were just fine. 

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But it doesn't seem like the prom is really Wendy's issue so much as her daughter's entire childhood. She saw Matt was going to be an issue from the get-go, but she could do little about it; now she's trying to save whatever little bits of Alex's chance at normal childhood are left.

Sadly, there is only so much she can do and, frankly, only so much she could have done. Even the best of parents can only give their kids so much guidance down the right path; it's up to kids to make the ultimate choices ... and often (frustratingly) the mistakes.

Mistakes like dating a drug addicted loser. Mistakes like getting pregnant as a teenager and ending up spending senior year juggling two jobs, school, and a baby.

We can see the trouble our kids are up to, but that doesn't mean we can stop it from happening. 

What do you think of Wendy's assessment that Matt was a problem before Arabella? Do you think there's anything she should have done?

 

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