Teen Mom OG just aired a new episode and there’s a lot going on in the lives of the cast. For starters, Maci Bookout thinks that her son needs to have “the talk.”
In May 19, Tuesday’s Teen Mom OG episode, Maci’s 11-year old son Bentley revealed that he had a girlfriend. However, that puppy love relationship didn’t last long as he said that he dumped her.
It’s time for “the talk”
The revelation caused Maci to think that it’s probably the right time to talk to her firstborn son about relationships.
If her son was going to start getting involved with other people, she might as well strike while the iron is still hot and teach her son the importance of respecting whomever he’s dating.
Maci talked to husband Taylor McKinney to do the “talk” with Bentley. Taylor objected to the idea at first thinking that Bentley is still too young.
But Maci cleared that he doesn’t have to do a full talk about the “birds and the bees.” What’s important is for her son to know how to treat someone right.
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She also mentioned that the talk will show Bentley that he can open up to his parents anytime.
Fans of the show also noticed the supportive approach of Maci towards her son. She said that there is no guarantee that her son was born straight.
But she doesn’t care about that. It doesn’t matter to her whether her son will date a male or a female in the future.
What matters for her is that as long as they respect him and he respects them back, then it’s all good. Fans appreciated her parenting style.
Becoming a teen parent
Maci also mentioned about statistics saying that kids with teen moms will also end up becoming a teen parent.
She believes that by having an open line of communication at home, they will be easily be able to gauge how far they should talk to Bentley about sex.
And maybe by having the talk, they may be able to prevent another teen pregnancy to happen. Maci’s parents were also teen parents.
“It will be good for us to kind of like get a read on where he’s at in that thinking, you know, how interested is he in girls or in boys,” Maci said to Taylor.
In the end, Taylor was convinced to do the talk with Bentley
Bentley’s biological father
And while Maci is very supportive of whatever her son wants to be, it’s not the same for Bentley’s biological dad Ryan Edwards.
Ryan making fun of his son in this week’s episode seemed to show that he isn’t just as supportive as he could be.
That’s also the reason why Maci thinks that Ryan isn’t the right person to do the “talk” with their son.
Teen Mom OG airs every Tuesday at 8 p.m. E.T. on MTV.
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