14 Most Controversial 'Teen Mom' Parenting Moments of 2013

Jeanne Sager | Dec 23, 2013 TV
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  • Farrah Lets Her 4-Year-Old Use a Pacifier


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    Farrah Abraham's daughter Sophia may be set to turn 5 in February 2014, but as recently as October of 2013, the tot was STILL using a pacifier!

  • Mackenzie Douthit Announces Second Pregnancy


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    Before Teen Mom 3 had even hit MTV, star Mackenzie Douthit was making headlines in August for her second pregnancy ... at just 18 years old! Douthit has admitted any pregnancy is risky because of health concerns but that her doctors have indicated her best chance for childbearing is NOW because of her diabetes.

  • Maci Bookout Spanks Bentley on 'Being Maci'


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    Maci Bookout drew fire from parenting critics in August when her Being Maci episode aired on MTV, and the now adult Maci was seen taking little Bentley into a bathroom stall ... and heard spanking his butt!

  • Kailyn Lowry Puts Isaac in a Gay Marriage Photo Shoot Without Asking Jo


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    Kail Lowry is a big supporter of marriage equality, and she's raising her son Isaac to believe in equality too. But she and ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera didn't exactly see eye-to-eye over Isaac appearing in a pro marriage equality photo shoot. Jo said the photo made him sick ... and he didn't want his son being used that way.

  • Farrah Abraham Lets Sophia Ride in a Car Without a Car Seat


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    Farrah Abraham loves to shoot Keek videos in her car, but one that popped up on her profile in early December started intense debate over whether she's putting little Sophia in harm's way. The photo made it clear Sophia was not in a car seat -- despite being just 4 years old!


  • Kailyn Lowry Announces Pregnancy


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    For months there were rumors that Kailyn Lowry and husband Javi Marroquin were expecting their first child together, but Kail finally made the announcement in June. She got a lot of flack for it, but the truth is, she's no longer a teenager, and she's married!

  • Farrah Waxes Sophia's Eyebrows


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    Farrah drew a firestorm of criticism when she took to Sulia in early January and admitted she'd waxed her then 3-year-old daughter Sophia's eyebrows while the toddler was sleeping!

  • Josh McKee Throws Up Gang Signs ... in a Photo With His 2-Year-Old


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    Teen Mom 3 star Josh McKee apparently needs a lesson in time and place. He was posing for a photo with 2-year-old Gannon when he decided to throw up a gang sign back in November!

  • Leah Calvert Lets Her Kids Play With (Toy) Guns


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    Guns are always a touchy subject, but when it comes to kids and guns, people have very strong opinions. Leah Calvert found that out the hard way when she admitted she lets her little girls play with toy guns!

  • Farrah Misses Sophia's First Day of School to Party


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    What's a mom to do when she's got a party to go to and her little girl's first day of school? You can't be in both places at once! Farrah faced that conundrum earlier this fall ... and from this photo you can tell which she chose!

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