Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra Have a New Kid

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Catelynn Lowell Tyler BaltierraTeen Mom stars Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell were smart enough to know they weren't ready for parenting when daughter Carly was born in 2009. But the times they are a changin'. The duo currently starring on VH1's Couples Therapy have become guardians to a teenager!

Pretty brave for a couple who are just barely out of the teen years themselves, huh? Are they ready for this?

Well, it's off to a good start, at least.

Tyler tweeted that just two days after assuming legal responsibility of his "lil sis," she's already gotten a job:

Me & @CatelynnLowell are beyond proud of her

Tyler and Catelynn are remaining quiet on the identity of their new ward. His sister, Amber Baltierra, recently turned 25, so she's neither his "little" sister nor someone who would need a guardian. Catelynn, however, has a half-sister named Sarah who is younger than her. The two share a mom, and considering Tyler's dad is married to Cate's mom, Sarah is technically Tyler's stepsister.

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Regardless of her identity, this young girl lucked out with Tyler and Catelynn. The duo are young, but they've always come across as wise for their years -- particularly Tyler. In fact it was just this week, in a particularly painful episode of Couples Therapy, that we saw how much Tyler acts like a parent to his own father. He has taken on the mantle of responsibility, and he takes it very seriously. He truly throws his heart and soul into caring about people.

And it's going to take a LOT of heart and soul to handle guardianship of a teenager.

Babies are relatively easy to love. They're cute and cuddly. Teens, on the other hand, are a mess of hormones, and they carry with them the baggage of their time on this planet. In situations where a teenager ends up with a guardian, they're very likely to have a lot of hurt and anger over the circumstances that put them in this situation. A guardian needs to be supportive and understanding but not too understanding. After all, they still need to be able to lay down the law and discipline a kid who is still in need of parenting.

It's not going to be easy for Catelynn and Tyler. But something tells me they're the perfect people to do this. They've been through tough teen years, so they know what NOT to do as parents.

What kind of parents do you think these two will be?

 

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Janae Moore

I'm proud of them It'll be hard but I have faith that Ty and Cate can do this.

Sara McNair

I think they will do just fine.

Heather Marie

Good Luck !!!!


You can do it!!!! 

Kia Pigford

I really do love these and continue to wish the best for them. Farrah needs to take some notes for Catelynn and Tyler...just saying.

Diana Taulbee Edinburgh

THE BEST!! TYLER IS YOUNG IN AGE BUT WISER IN YEARS!! IF ANYONE COULD ACCOMPLISH SUCH IT'S TYLER. Good Luck as if you need it, but keep us posted!! God Bless Tyler & Catelynn

Laura Van Melle

I think they can do it. After all, Tyler is like a parent to his own father.

nonmember avatar Dianna

You can hope for the best an perpare for the worst. I wish you both good luck!!

Pamel... Pamela00727

I think Catelynn and Tyler will be amazing parents again but they should find a good stable jobs and home for there new coming baby.

Rissa M Suniga

So they couldnt handle taking care of their own baby but yet they are going to take care of a teenager... Okkkaaayyyyy.

Spooky80 Spooky80

@ rissa m suniga, thats the same thing I said....they just want to stay in the spot light, but if they are going to do this then they need to stop all the partying, smoking weed and drinking and set a good example for this "teenager" they are going to "parent" and become good role models.....

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