We know that the women of Teen Mom have been in the limelight well since their teenage years. Pregnancies aside, the kind of pressure this puts on a young woman, her personal life, her romantic life, her education, her career, and her family is unfathomable. Then when the baby enters the world, it’s all work all the time, nonstop, round the clock.
No parent is perfect. But most parents aren’t constantly being followed, filmed, and criticized for every shortcoming either. The same can’t be said for the cast of Teen Mom, but sometimes their mistakes or poor parenting choices are truly scary for the viewers!
1. The Boat Ride
Barbara Evans has never been a huge fan of David Eason, even when Jenelle and David first got together.
In an interview with Radar Online, Barbara recounted a time that David’s actions may have put her and Jace at risk. “I was at Jenelle’s house and she offered to take me and Jace out on their boat,” she said. “I said ‘Sure! I’d love to go,’ and I was really excited.”
Unfortunately, the trip turned out to be very exciting for all the wrong reasons. “David was driving that boat so fast that I was terrified,” Babs recalls. “He was crashing into the waves. It was horrible.”
“I was so afraid the kids were going to fall off the boat,” she said. “David was driving like a maniac. I was holding onto Jace as tightly as I could. I thought we could die out there!”
After he took his family out on the water, David was criticized by fans as soon as pictures surfaced of him and his family on the water without life jackets. It wasn’t long before Nathan Griffith claimed that Kaiser developed an intense phobia of water after that day.
This isn’t the only abuse accusation that Barbara has against her son-in-law. “It is true that Jenelle locked Jace and Kaiser out,” Barbara revealed. “It was over 100 degrees. Jace told me. He was upset. Because Kaiser kept going in and out of the house, David locked them out.”
Barbara also claimed to Radar, “Jace told me David hit Kaiser. Kaiser was pulling his diaper off because it had poop in it, and David got so mad that he spanked him really hard.”
“I’ve been worried about Kaiser for a long time,” she continued. “We think because he looks like Nathan, David gets more angry with him because of that fact… I think he’s trying to get rid of him, and then he’ll only have his own two kids and Jenelle in the house. He’s a conniving little thing.”
2. Dazed and Confused
Another mom who has come under fire for putting herself and her kids at risk is Leah Messer.
Compared to her other co-stars who were getting married and having more kids, Leah already has two marriages under her belt, three kids, and she’s dealing with medical issues, so she doesn’t have time to date and deal with dudes.
But her fans are wondering if she’s started sinking down into depression yet again, as she has in the past. More so, they’re wondering if she’s resorted to illicit substances to get her through her pain.
Leah claimed to be taking anti-anxiety medication after Ali was diagnosed with incurable muscular dystrophy. She was also prescribed Hydrocodone, Percocet, and Tylenol 3 after the epidural she was given for Adalynn’s birth. Leah was filmed multiple times in her home and driving looking extremely tired or even nodding off, but she said that it was simply a result of taking what she was rightfully prescribed.
She adamantly stated that she was not abusing drugs. She said, “I’ve had to take drug tests, and not just a regular pee drug test. I’ve had to take hair follicle drug tests.” No drug misuse has been confirmed.