Teen Mom’s Coach B gives an update on Amber Portwood’s mental health battle after the star lost custody of son James, 4
TEEN Mom counselor Dr. Cheyenne Bryant gave Amber Portwood a mental health update after she lost custody of her young son, James.
In an exclusive interview with The US Sun, Dr. Bryant, also known as Coach B amber He takes her “one day at a time” to track her down Bad custody battle With the ex Andrew Glennon.
Amber returned for the second season of teen Mom: The family reunites with Coach B to work on being the best mother she can be to her son, despite the long distance between them.
The 32-year-old MTV star lost custody of her 4-year-old over the summer after Judge Andrew, 38, awarded her ex. sole custodyand the child now California resident with his father. (Amber also shares custody of her daughter Leah, 14, with her ex-husband Gary Shirley35.)
“You know, I love Amber,” Coach B told The US Sun. “She’s absolutely a firecracker with a huge heart. She works so much better as hard as she can be on herself.”
“I always try to work with Amber on not being so hard on herself, celebrating her victories with her kids, and taking it one day at a time, because living in the past is depressing.
“Living in the future is anxiety and the only place we really have a chance to change the experience we want is right now in the present.”
And she continued: “And so [I’m] I kept Amber present and didn’t go past her and say, “I screwed up, I messed up.” What kind of mother am I? “
Change the future
the Celebrity life coach and a psychologist who shared her insights into the tools she gives Amber on and off camera to help her “be easy with herself” and “kind to herself”.
And most importantly, help her “day by day” sort out her relationship with her children.
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Dr. Bryant explained that she asks Amber questions, including: “Hey, what are you doing today? What did you do today? Did you make a phone call?” [to the kids]? did you arrive
“Do you make sure that you are in a good place so that you can be the best father to your children?”
UPS & DOWNS OF PARENTING
The Teen Mom: Family Reunion consultant explained that every day will be different for Amber as a mom of two, just as it is for any parent.
“Some days we might feel like we’re bonding and it’s great and I get this parenting thing — my kids now know me and there’s this future respect, but then some days I might feel like ‘I’m just, you know, going to the deep end with this.'” And I feel like I’m not showing up the way my kids need to be. “
A source recently told The US Sun that Amber is definitely bonding with her son by spending time with him.
Amber is now in Complete visits with James determined by the court in their final detention decision.
“She has five days a month, and her time with him alternates between California and Indiana,” the source said.
She also “frequently” chats with her young child when she is not physically with him.
“It harsh on herBut she’s making it work.”
the Teen Mom AND The star is “weighing her options” as to whether or not to be Get out of the franchise 14 years later.
The US Sun previously revealed that she’s not sure of her next move yet, but is considering venturing into real estate and house flipping.
She is also currently single as she is focused on motherhood. Her last PR ended in 2021.
Coach B, who works with the “around the clock” cast, shared the advice she gave The US Sun to single moms on the show.
“I give the advice that they really fill their cup of self-love. People love you so much that you love yourself, and that you show people how they love you and how they respect you.
“And to be very clear about their boundaries and to understand that they don’t have to settle because they are teenage mothers,” she said.
Collapsing away from the toxic adhesive
Dr. Bryant also advises “paying close attention to repetitive patterns” that existed in fathers or men who dated their children in the past and that were “toxic and unhealthy.”
“If I see those same characteristics,” she said, “I always say to girls, ‘You break it. ‘” You get out of the car and get out. Get out of there quickly. “
You know, “What an amazing woman and mother I have enough self-love to get through this before it gets out of hand.” “
“And so I always make sure to give them the self-love tool and check it out with yourself…” So this sounds like something I had before and I don’t want it [now]. “
The Teen Mom: Family Reunion also includes the ensemble cast Ashley JonesAnd Brianna DeJesusAnd Caitlin LowellAnd Cheyenne FloydAnd Jade KleinAnd Kayla SesslerAnd Kaya ElliottAnd Macy Bookout.
New episodes air every Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET on MTV.