“Teen Mom 2” star Chelsea Houska is expecting her first baby with husband Cole DeBoer. As a soon-to-be mom-of-two, Houska became interested in the public opinion regarding the right time to give kids their independence, so she asked her fans on social media.
On Friday, the 25-year-old reality star took to Twitter to ask her over one million followers a “random question” about the right age for parents to start leaving their kids at home unattended. Houska received a lot of replies from her fans, and most of them said that 12 is the perfect age for this type of independence.
To the surprise of her followers, however, Houska revealed in a follow-up tweet that she got this sort of independence at a very young age, specifically when she was around 7 or 8.
If Houska was given some sort of independence at a young age, does this mean she is also willing to leave her 7-year-old daughter Aubree with her ex Adam Lind unattended from time to time? Apparently, Houska is extra careful as a parent because she thinks things are very different now.
When Catelynn Lowell’s husband, Tyler Baltierra, commented that he was left to fend for himself at the age of 8 and even had the freedom to use the stove at that age, Houska agreed, suggesting that she also had the same privileges back then. However, she countered that parents nowadays can’t think of leaving their kids without adult supervision.
In another tweet, Houska revealed another interesting feat, and it was about her assuming babysitting duties at the age of 10 or 11. To wrap up her revelation, the MTV star reiterated that times have changed — alluding to her previous opinion that parents cannot leave their kids at home these days.
On the same day, Houska shared on Instagram a side-by-side comparison of her husband’s baby picture and their upcoming bundle of joy’s ultrasound photo to express her excitement for their little boy’s birth. Baby DeBoer is reportedly due Valentine’s Day, according to In Touch Weekly.