Being a single mom is never easy, particularly when it comes to new relationships. Some parents handle it with their kids clearly in mind. Then there is Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans, who has introduced son Jace to more than his fair share of father figures in his short four years on this planet.
Surprise, surprise, Jace is a little confused these days and he's starting to ask questions, particularly about Courtland Rogers, who is technically his stepfather and Jenelle's husband, despite her relationship with boyfriend Nathan Griffith.
How do we know? Oh, because Jenelle videotaped him ... along with her shockingly cruel response to the little boy's confusion. Just watch:
Note Jenelle's explosive laughter. She thinks it's hilarious that her little boy is questioning if his stepfather is in jail? (Lest you excuse that as nervous laughter, I should note the Teen Mom star happened to share this video of Jace talking about Courtland on Twitter with the term "LMFAO.") How about a little compassion?
Jace is 4 years old. The big people in his life have all the control, and every time he turns around, they are changing!
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I'm hardly suggesting single moms -- even Jenelle -- become nuns for the sake of their kids. It's good for children to see their parents happy, and relationships make us happy. But it's also good for children to have stability in their lives, and a revolving door of mom's (or dad's!!) partners is anything but.
Jenelle owes it to Jace to explain where Courtland has gone in age-appropriate language, to comfort him and help him understand why his stepfather isn't there. She needs to answer his questions with respect, not laughter. She brought this guy into her little boy's life; she has to deal with the result of having made a bad choice.
What SHOULD Jenelle be saying to Jace about Courtland?
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