Bad move, Farrah
Parenting is tough… for anyone. Parents are expected to catch everything, know everything, and take care of everything, all while making it look like a piece of cake. It can be very overwhelming. There are parents in their thirties and fourties struggling to juggle the demands of parenthood, so imagine how hard parenting is for a teenage-to-early-twenties mom.
If Teen Mom has taught viewers anything, its that parenting is undoubtedly tough, especially for young moms, single or taken. There will be growing pains. Of course, when you’re a Teen Mom star, your growing pains are publicized.
No one knows the heat of the spotlight like Farrah Abraham. Her parenting mistakes stay in the headlines. How else is she supposed to know that she’s doing it wrong, though? Feedback is vital for the learning process.
Here are a couple times, for your reference and Farrah’s, that Farrah should have, maybe, just… not.
One: Sophia and Simon
Twenty-five(ish)-year-old Simon Saran is a real-estate broker and businessman. He and Farrah began their infamously unstable relationship back in January 2015. Headlines practically praised Farrah on her and Simon’s one month anniversary, as no one thought she was capable of holding down a man.
The same outlets, with different headlines, bashed the Teen Mom star for “pushing” Sophia onto Simon too early.
Moving Too Fast
On the day that Sophia and Simon met, in a May 2015 episode of Teen Mom OG (about five months into their relationship), Farrah, Simon, and Sophia found themselves in a car together. Farrah asked Sophia if she wanted Simon to sit in the backseat with her. After Sophia said yes, Simon seemed less than happy to oblige.
Nevertheless, he did it. After Sophia fell asleep, Farrah moves her off her lap and onto Simon’s. “Babe, why are you forcing this? Let her relax!” Simon snapped.
Simon and Sophia are as thick as thieves now, two years later, but at the time… No one blamed Simon for feeling uncomfortable with Farrah’s pushy behavior. Single moms came out of the woodwork, explaining the proper way and time to introduce your kid to someone you’re dating. An overall consensus agreed it was too early and poorly executed.
Two: Sophia and Breaks from her Mom
Unfamous (aka regular) moms pray or wish for breaks from their children, living off daydreams of weeks abroad. The responsible parents find their sustenance in the daydreams and move on, finishing that load of laundry they started.
Farrah, on the other hand, doesn’t feel the need to pine for time away from her child. The starlet finds it healthy for her and her young offspring to have time away from each other.
“It’s healthy that we have a break,” Farrah said. “She has her own life and is doing her own thing, and I’m doing mine.” At the time that Farrah made this comment, Sophia was four.
People are still questioning what a four-year-old’s “own thing” is. In Farrah’s defense, she was leaving Sophia for work; her role as a porn princess was at its peak at the time. Appearances and filming took a chuck of Farrah’s schedule.