MTV’s reality show Teen Mom follows the lives of four teen moms and portrays the struggles that they face on a day to day basis. There are many viewers who feel that Farrah is a bad mom. Is she really? This article argues why Farrah is not a bad mom and why you should not judge someone until you have been in her shoes.
Being a teen mom is challenging enough (or so I hear). Farrah’s situation is much less than ideal, however. The father of Farrah’s baby died shortly before their daughter, Sophia, was born. In addition to not having the father of her baby in her life, Farrah doesn’t have the most supportive family either.
While Teen Mom does not give a negative portrayal of her father, Farrah’s mom was charged with assault for hitting her. Her mom has serious anger management issues that need to be worked out. It is safe to say that Farrah’s own mother is not the best role model. Even worse, she is not there right now to provide the moral support that a single teen mom could certainly use.
Why People Think Farrah’s a Bad Mom
There are many reasons people seem to think Farrah is a bad mom. In some episodes of Teen Mom, Farrah goes out to party. However, the extent of her partying has greatly reduced. Being a single teen mom is not the easiest thing – especially without supportive parents or the baby’s father in her life. Farrah is going back to culinary school and, for the most part, seems as though she tries to do what’s right for Sophia. Instead of staying in a hostile environment with her mom, Farrah has moved out of the house this season.
A lot of people also feel that Farrah spends too much time arguing with her parents. With the recent conclusion of The Hills, which let us know that a lot of the show was scripted, it is hard to believe everything that you see. MTV wants to spark controversy, even if it means that one of the mothers on Teen Mom looks like a spoiled brat.
In one episode of Teen Mom, Sophia fell off the edge of the bed. Ask one mom who has a baby that didn’t fall at some point. The only difference is that hers was probably not caught on tape by MTV’s camera crew. Accidents happen, but this doesn’t mean Farrah is a bad teen mom.
Aside from the fact that Farrah’s situation is not ideal, it seems like she is trying to be a good mom. That said, this is reality tv – and MTV doesn’t necessarily want you to think Farrah is a good mom to keep up the ratings of Teen Mom. People seem to love controversy, as shown by the popularity of Britney Spears and Kate Gosselin.