Fans are criticizing Catelynn Lowell and her husband, Tyler Baltierra, for their parenting style and the Teen Mom OG couple is not having it!
As captured in this week's episode, to celebrate her birthday Catelynn decided to head out to the spa and her daughter Novalee had a meltdown. Apparently, fans took to social media to slam the parents for this, even allegedly claiming Nova must have "abandonment anxiety issues."
As reported by Us Weekly, Catelynn tweeted in response: “Nova was FINE two minutes after I left! That was my first time by myself in MONTHS!!! And it was my birthday! If you are a parent you know that sometimes u need me time!”
Tyler also jumped to her defense, tweeting: “Wait…so a kid throws a fit nowadays & we’re calling it ‘abandonment anxiety issues’!? I must have not received that memo, but thank you to all of the social media child therapists for this new diagnosis. Hahaha!”
Fans got sassy, however, and called Catelynn out for leaving too often, claiming that she uses postpartum depression as an excuse. "I’m so tired of Catelynn constantly talking about she needs to rest, take it easy so she won’t stress herself out and get postpartum depression again," one person wrote online.
Another wrote, “You do nothing but take it easy! She uses her past depression as an excuse for everything! Enough!” And a third said, “Aww Nova thinks she not coming back because she leaves so many times.”
In the same episode, Catelynn got Nova a new pony to ease the transition of becoming a big sister, in the hopes that she'd enjoy bonding with the new pet. Although the parents were clearly thinking of their daughter first, they still caught backlash when they posted photos of the new pony in March. Their Instagram posts received nasty comments such as, "You can give her a horse to distract her from your bulls**t but I’m sure she’d rather have her mother around all the time. Both physically and mentally."
Instances like this just prove Tyler and Catelynn will receive criticism no matter what. We're glad they're sticking their ground and defending themselves when this happens.