‘Teen Mom 2’: Kailyn Lowry Is Worried Her Kids Are Set Up For Failure

Kailyn Lowry made a choice to be in the public eye when she joined the cast of 16 & Pregnant–a big decision for a teenager to make. And she hasn’t really left the public eye since.

Many of Lowry’s career aspirations are very much in the public eye: reality TV personality, host, public speaker, author.

Kailyn Lowry | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
Kailyn Lowry | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

But now that Lowry’s a little older, she knows raising a family on TV doesn’t come without intense scrutiny and, ultimately, a lot of sacrifice.

Kailyn Lowry doesn’t want her kids to be spoiled

In her most recent book, A Letter of Love, Lowry writes about how financially fortunate her family is. She hopes her boys don’t end up spoiled as a result.

“I recently returned from Europe where I had traveled while the kids were with their dads. The whole time Iw as there, I couldn’t help but think about how I wanted my kids to experience these new cultures that I had witnessed. As much as I want to travel with my kids, I haven’t really put too much effort into it aside from our yearly family vacations,” she wrote.

Lowry continued: “My kids have no idea how blessed we are financially at the cost of my privacy and humility. Of course, it’s for them. I don’t want them to be spoiled in that way. I want them to be spoiled with culture and experiences and to know that there is life outside of our hometown of Dover, Delaware.”

Something Lowry says she’s working on as a parent is teaching her boys the concept of earning something.

“My kids don’t know any life different from the life they have now. I’m afraid that this is going to set them up for failure. They don’t understand the concept of working in order to obtain what they need or want. I’m working on this as a parent,” she wrote.

Kailyn Lowry is worried about her kids reading what the media’s written about her

But Lowry’s not just worried that her boys could end up spoiled. She’s also worried that, someday, they’ll read something about themselves, her, or their fathers online that’s confusing or particularly damning.

“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.”

At the end of the day, Lowry wants her boys and the Teen Mom 2 audience to remember that she’s “a real person,” not “just some character on a show.” 

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