'Teen Mom 2' Recap: Bad Parenting Runs in Kailyn's Family

It was a night of pure grandmama drama on Teen Mom 2, and some of the glimpses we saw of the girls' lives made it obvious why they have so many problems and ended up pregnant so young. Not one of these girls has a parent, with the exception of Chelsea's dad (who dropped the ball on this episode), who really steps up to bat for them.

Tuesday night saw Kailyn moving out of her mother's house because of a nasty note her mother's boyfriend sent her, Leah and Corey dealing with their baby's continued testing for brain issues, Jenelle pressing domestic battery charges against Kieffer and moving back in with Barbara, and Chelsea getting surgery on her knee while Adam "took care" of Aubree.

Adam, by the way, is an unbelievably huge jerk. The first thing he did when Chelsea was leaving for surgery was drop/push Aubree of his lap. Nice guy.


Who would feel comfortable going under after that?

Meanwhile, Chelsea's father Randy, who has been something of a folk hero on the show (easily the best dad in the show's history), was nowhere to be found. He had something he needed to do, so he was set to miss her surgery anyway, but it was poorly planned and poor Chelsea ended up feeling abandoned.

As present as her dad has been through the show, her face in that hospital bed made me wonder if I have missed something. Maybe her parents' divorce did affect her more than she says. Besides, where was her mother in all this?

Really, it was a full night of grandmama drama. Barbara let Jenelle back in the house (big shock) with the same admonitions she always gives -- keep yourself together, don't hang out with Kieffer, be close with Jace -- and we all know how this story ends. Watching Barbara is sad because, while it's obvious she loves her daughter, it's also obvious that she has zero control over her. And that isn't just Jenelle's fault. Clearly that has been going on long before Teen Mom started.

The worst of the night, though, went to Kailyn. Her mother has been evil since the day Kailyn got pregnant. She has consistently chosen her boyfriend over her daughter and her daughter was too afraid to tell her she moved out of the house. Instead she did it while her mom was at work.

Clearly communication with these two wasn't a strong point, but it's more than that, too. Kailyn is far too old before her time and that is certainly part of being raised by a mom who cared more about her TV moving out than her grandson and daughter. Kailyn is one of the stronger teen moms and it's obviously because she had such a bad mom, she learned to take care of herself.

Maybe all of us would look like bad moms if we were on a reality show, but somehow many other moms manage to raise children who don't get pregnant in their teen years. These moms clearly did something so wrong that it led to this.

Which grandmother is the worst, in your opinion?


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