Mackenzie Makee is making headlines again ...
Let’s face it – parenting is a job, a really hard one.
Most parents pride themselves on their abilities to provide their offspring with the very best they can, while making sure they prosper in life and grow into healthy, happy human beings.
It’s always been understood that a certain level of maturity comes along with this responsibility, which makes this task especially hard for teen moms. (Having a child when you are still a child yourself presents a few problems down the line.) So, it’s no surprise that yet again a Teen Mom‘s parenting skills are being criticized.
Teen Mom 3′s Mackenzie McKee is under fire again for her less than perfect parenting proficiencies. The teen mom cheerleader first somersaulted into our hearts in 2014; at the tender of age of sixteen, suffering from diabetes, she gave birth to her son Gannon with her high school sweetheart Josh. The couple has since gotten married and added two more kids to the mix, but it doesn’t seem either of the young parents have a natural knack for child rearing.
Mackenzie likes to use Instagram to post heartwarming and sometimes foolish moments in the life of a teen mom.
While the love she has for her three kids hasn’t ever been questioned, her concern for their wellbeing and even safety has been. We’ve cut her some slack in the past, but it seems that this young mother continues to find herself in a photo op that paints her naive approach to parenting.
What’s wrong with this picture?
Pictures like this depict just how misguided this mom might be.
Letting your four-year-old wield a gun isn’t smart, but letting him pose for a picture and then posting it to social media is enough to leave any parent speechless. Part of our biggest concern with this is why her hands were on a camera and not preventing her child from using a gun in the first place.
Guns alone don’t necessarily kill people …but foolish people who allow their kids to carelessly brandish firearms all for some Instagram likes can.
Mommy and Me DIY
Spending quality time with your kids is key. Most kids grow up wanting to be just like their first and favorite role models (their parents).
So it’s natural when they want to do exactly what you are. But, this doesn’t always mean that we should let them. We applaud McKenzie’s efforts to include her daughter in a DIY project for some mommy and me time, but c’mon Mack! Safety first for you and young Jaxie.