People like to have standards and goals. Chelsea is given no realistic goals and standards by her father. He just loves her and tolerates every single thing she does. He does not stretch her at all. She craves Adam because she wants to meet his goals and standards, but she has become lazy and does not have any work ethic. She thinks she deserves him because she wants him, and that is not going to happen. Adam is a tool, but unfortunately as long as she is lazy and has no work ethic those are the types of men she will find. Her father is doing her no favors by being so easy on her.
Joe obviously is on some drugs or has some sort of mental issue. He jumps from ok to lunatic in a second. I do not know what courthouse they were in, but to be yelling like that must of been allowed because they are on tv, because I been in and out of court for years with foster children and their parents, and noone is allowed to argue like that for long.
Jenelle is a hopeless mess at this point. Barbara needs to cut ties with her for now, and focus on Jace. No stipulations she gives her ever stick, and it is now unsafe for her to be around Jace. She has shown that she has no problem stealing, doing drugs, and now fighting. It is time to let her sink or swim on her own. Her mother should offer to pay for drug, anger, and general counseling period other than that it is out of hand, and she is wasting her time at this point. Jace deserves his chance. Oh how I wish he would have been adopted out of that nuthouse.
Catelynn's mother from the other season was completely out of line and incapable of parenting most of the time, but she turned out ok. Jenelle is past the point now that being raised less than perfectly is an excuse for her actions. She clearly has no conscience at all, and whether or not she can get one requires some kind of evaluation. I do not know if she was born that way or if the drugs are making her act that way. For MTV to not intervene on Jace's behalf is sickening. That child is in an abusive environment. I know for a fact that if we had a foster child that had a Grandmother that allowed his mother to be around him when acting like that, than she would lose her rights to. The first thing they expect from the grandparents is to separate the two relationships if they are going to help raise the grandchild. Clearly Barbara has not yet come to terms with the fact that Jenelle is no good for Jace. She hangs him over her head like a prize, but has no realistic goals to having her become his mother. Jace is a tool for both of them. Clearly that child is having harm done to him every day, and he needs to be rescued.