Teen Mom Amber PortwoodI have a theory about the people who hate watch Teen Mom. You know what hate watching is, right? When you watch something you profess to hate ... because you can't just look away? Anyway, back to my theory: people love to hate on Teen Mom, and they love to watch because what they see makes them feel good about themselves. Every time one of the show's stars has a bad mommy moment, the rest of the world sighs and thinks (to themselves, of course), "Well, at least I didn't do THAT!"

It makes me feel not the tiniest amount of sympathy for some of the show's stars. Most of us screw up as parents, but we're able to do it in the privacy of our own homes, without TV cameras (and tabloids) recording it all.

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And yet, these girls did sign up for this, didn't they? They reap the financial rewards. They might not have signed up specifically to have their parenting criticized, but more than one of the stars has said she hopes that teenagers see how HARD it is to be a teen mom when watching the show ... and decides not to go that route.

So I think it's fair to say that even these girls know that they don't always do things right. Not to mention the dads on these shows screw up a fair amount of the time too!

Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we? Here's a look at some of the worst parenting moments on Teen Mom.

Have you ever done #6? Do you know anyone who could top these?

 

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