‘Teen Mom 2’: Kailyn Lowry Warns Her Sons About How Social Media Can Affect Relationships

Teen Mom 2 personality Kailyn Lowry knows a thing or two about the negative affects of social media. As a reality star, in addition to the positive comments she receives on her social pages, she gets a good helping of hateful, negative comments from some of the show’s viewers as well. Unfortunately, it’s a symptom of being famous, particularly reality TV famous. She doesn’t deserve negative comments because she’s on Teen Mom 2, but she receives them either way.

Kailyn Lowry | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Kailyn Lowry | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

She’s also rasing three sons in the public eye. So she’s subject to unwanted advice and negative comments directed at her family and/or mothering skills.

Kailyn Lowry prepares her sons for how she and they are portrayed in the media

In her most recent book, A Letter of Love, Lowry warns her sons about how she and her family are perceived in the media and, therefore, by fans in the comments section of her social posts.

“I must publicly apologize to my boys for some of the ‘stuff’ in the media that they are going to read about me. I’m not sorry for doing the show, but I am sorry for not being fully aware of how things were produced. I am sorry for some of the things that have been done on the show,” she writes.

Lowry continues: “I haven’t always made good choices. Many of my bad decisions, mixed with the production of a reality show, don’t always air according to how things really happened.”

Kailyn Lowry warns her sons about how social media can complicate a relationship

Lowry also writes about how social media can affect personal and romantic relationships–something else she has experience with. She urges her boys to not let what people say on social media influence them.

“Social media and television will add challenges and temptation as well as the opinions of others into the relationship. Don’t let that influence you. Do what you feel is right by your family and you and not by what you think people want to see or what they think you should do,” she writes.

Lowry also encourages her children to stick together. If they love themselves and love each other, rumors can’t hurt them.

“If I can teach you anything, it is to love yourself first and foremost. I also urge you to love and trust each other. Doing so will mean that you won’t be forced to look for it in other places. Love should enhance what you already have and know; however, it should not be the only focus of your search,” she writes.

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