If you think it's hard being a single mom, try being Kailyn Lowry. The star of Teen Mom 2 has been single parenting son Isaac while the whole world watches. On top of that, she doesn't even have her own parents around to help her out. In fact, Kailyn had some pretty harsh words for the people who brought her into the world when she sat down with The Stir to talk about the third season of her MTV reality show.
Kailyn was 16 when she got pregnant with the son of a guy she'd been dating off and on for just nine months. Now, with Teen Mom 2 premiering on Monday, November 12 (the show has moved to a new night), Kailyn has had a chance to look back on what started it all. She told The Stir how she thinks she ended up 16 & Pregnant, and how she's going to keep her son from being a teen parent.
Kailyn on her mom, Suzi:
I don't talk to her. I haven't talked to her in almost two years; she hasn't been to a birthday party for Isaac or anything, so ...
It's kind of sad, but I'm at a place now where I'm OK with it.
On how she ended up expecting a baby at 16:
Looking back, I think that the fact that both my parents were kind of absent led me in a direction where I was seeking attention in places that maybe I shouldn't have.
I couldn't be more happy with the way things are now, so I don't really look at it as a regret or anything, but definitely.
On not repeating her mom's mistakes:
I learned everything not to do. I learned what not to do, how to be there for Isaac, being that I never had someone there for me. I'm kind of doing the opposite of what my mom did.
On why she's proud to be on the show despite all the hardships:
I feel like it's showing other girls what not to do, kind of, or, if they are already in my situation, maybe help them do things differently or do things the same way ... or give them answers. Hopefully girls aren't getting pregnant.
On why she'll share Teen Mom 2 with her son in particular:
I don't really want him to be too young [when he watches Teen Mom 2] because I know there are some things that Jo and I went through that I don't really want him to see too young. I guess we'll play it by ear. I think whenever he's starting to learn about having sex and stuff like that, I think that's a good time. His birth control could be the show!
What do you think of what Kailyn has realized as she looks back on how she was parented? Do you think Teen Mom is good birth control?
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