Just because you have had a baby doesn't mean you know how to be a mother. Half the cast of MTV's Teen Mom franchise are the perfect example of that. So I was totally shocked when Jenelle Evans had the nerve to criticize another parent for using a kid leash.
Seriously? Jenelle giving parenting advice?!? Isn't that a little too much like the pot calling the kettle black.
The Teen Mom 2 star took to Twitter to complain:
U have a leash on yr child? It’s not even a leash it’s a string? That’s so disturbing….
First off, I should say that I am not a fan of baby leashes either. I think it's strange to harness your kid like a poodle. Though I don't think advice coming from Jenelle will carry much -- if any -- weight. It certainly wouldn't with me.
This young woman doesn't even have custody of her own child. And while that is not necessarily an indictment of one's parenting skills in itself, let me tell you why she probably is not raising her son Jace. Jenelle has a long list of legal woes, including fighting, domestic violence, cyber stalking, and, reportedly, drug use.
Why is it that bad parents feel they can give you parenting advice? I can barely keep myself from rolling my eyes when someone whose parenting skills I don’t respect offers their two cents. I have to resist the urge to tell them off. It’s so annoying. This doesn't mean Jenelle isn't capable of being a good parent -- someday. She is young. She can definitely turn things around. Until then, she may want to follow what my son’s pre-school teacher tells tattle tales: "Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. Just worry about you."
Do you think Jenelle should keep her opinions about other moms to herself?
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