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Janelle: is her mother enabling her? My Brain On Drugs TTC since Sep 2013; 33 kids; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 15751 posts
12th Jan '11

Ok, so Teen Mom 2...the millionth thread about it...idgaf, I wanted to ask if everyone thinks that Janelle is just a hideous person/mother pure and simple...

or if her mother makes it worse by taking care of the baby 90% of the time? And also, when Janelle is trying, the grandmother seemed to basically prevent her from caring for the boy.

I know Janelle lost custody and I do think that's the right thing for the baby, but I can't help but wonder why she wasn't forced into parenting classes first, or some other interventions. I realize I'm like the only person saying this. Almost seems like no one tried to help her step up.

mama gee. 3 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 29211 posts
12th Jan '11

Well, since Jenelle doesn't really do anything and if her mother didn't do anything either, then who would care for Jace?

Mama to Anthony & Owen! 2 kids; New York 644 posts
12th Jan '11
Quoting mαmα gee.:
Noneya Business Due August 29; 1 child; Pennsylvania 11304 posts
status 12th Jan '11

I'm watching it now and I think both of them are to blame. Her mom complains about her going out all the time. She's her mom. My mom didn't let me go out and party when I was 16. I still have to ask to go out when I'm at their house. And Janelle should have stepped up as a mom. It's not that hard to stay home for a night. She's what, 17. I have my own apartment in a city and I didn't go out as much as she does. Both of them need to be slapped if you ask me.

bandaid taxi 17 kids; Pennsylvania 98 posts
12th Jan '11

HA! I'm watching that right now too. I think that she enables her... but she also wants to keep her daughter too... she doesn't want Jenelle to be that way or to treat her that way, but she also doesn't want to push her away by taking control. Can you imagine being her mother? Trying to do what is right for the kid, but yet trying to keep Jenelle and make her a responsible parent... I couldn;t do it. Jenelle treats her mother like shit because her mother allows it to happen. If I yelled at my mother like she just did, my mom would have punched me in the face.



Hell, I'd love to punch Jenelle in the face too, but that's the hormones talking. :D

~Spartacus~ TTC since Dec 2012; 3 kids; Dayton, Texas 6665 posts
12th Jan '11

she shoulda started taking care of him from the get go! janelle that is!

My Brain On Drugs TTC since Sep 2013; 33 kids; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 15751 posts
12th Jan '11
Quoting mαmα gee.:
~Spartacus~ TTC since Dec 2012; 3 kids; Dayton, Texas 6665 posts
12th Jan '11
Quoting AllHeCanEat{EBFT}:
My Brain On Drugs TTC since Sep 2013; 33 kids; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 15751 posts
12th Jan '11
Quoting bandaid taxi:
mama gee. 3 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 29211 posts
12th Jan '11
Quoting AllHeCanEat{EBFT}:
~Spartacus~ TTC since Dec 2012; 3 kids; Dayton, Texas 6665 posts
12th Jan '11
Quoting AllHeCanEat{EBFT}:
My Brain On Drugs TTC since Sep 2013; 33 kids; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 15751 posts
12th Jan '11
Quoting ~Dazed & Confused~:
~Spartacus~ TTC since Dec 2012; 3 kids; Dayton, Texas 6665 posts
12th Jan '11
Quoting AllHeCanEat{EBFT}:
My Brain On Drugs TTC since Sep 2013; 33 kids; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 15751 posts
12th Jan '11

omg--the blowout scene. that is nuts. (watching it now)

Momma Rawks 1 child; Iowa 7171 posts
12th Jan '11

I think her mom enabled her a bit. Jenelle is probably a bit spoiled and her mom seems to have let her run a bit wild. I don't think her mom raised her to know and understand responsibility and I think Jenelle is overwhelmed by how difficult it can be to be a young parent. While I think Jenelle's mom should have only helped guide her in caring for the child as opposed to taking over, I think she was probably worried that Jenelle wouldn't be up to par.

But as a parent and someone who wants to be treated as an adult, Jenelle should have stepped up and told her mom these things. She should have calmly stated that she'd like her mom to show her how to properly care for the child, rather than getting frustrated after the fact and screaming a list of profanities. So while I think Jenelle's issues are partially caused by her upbringing, I think she's also old enough to have handled the situation(s) in a more mature manner.

But then again, part of me wonders if Jenelle was only trying to be so helpful because she felt pressure from the cameras being around. Perhaps she really is a slack ass and has her mom do everything, and perhaps that's why the mother kept doing everything, because she wanted to show America how it really goes down.

I don't live in that house, and I only see what is put on the television, but all in all, I think the child is better off without Jenelle as a parent. I don't think Jenelle is fully capable of handling a child without help from her mother, and I think her attitude and anger issues could cause some serious problems in the upbringing of her child. Let's just hope that the mother does a better time raising her grandson than she did raising Jenelle.