Teen Mother's Maci Bookout Defends Placing Son Bentley's Remedy On TV – Unique

As her son Bentley grows up, it has been necessary to Maci Bookout McKinney that he may be open together with her about his emotions, so she has supported him in going to remedy. In “Teen Mother OG,” Bentley even inspired his father (McKinney’s ex), Ryan Edwards, to go to counseling with him; McKinney and her husband, Taylor, had been very supportive of the 2 going to counseling to work on their relationship collectively.

Some viewers had been uncertain about McKinney being that public about Bentley’s remedy journey, however for McKinney, it is an necessary a part of reducing the stigma round psychological well being. “A number of the viewers feels a kind of approach about Bentley sharing his expertise with remedy,” she mentioned. “However I do know for Bentley, it is necessary, particularly being a younger male, for him to have the ability to present different children.”

She hopes that by seeing how open Bentley is about remedy and what a optimistic expertise it has been for him, the present may also help different households be open to the concept of counseling. “Some child would possibly see him speaking about how he goes to remedy and the way a lot it helps, and the way a lot he enjoys it. They won’t be afraid to then deliver that as much as their dad and mom,” McKinney mentioned.

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