It seems like Teen Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra could not have picked a better name for their memoir — titled ‘Conquering Chaos.’
In the pages of their book — which came out today, March 3 — the new parents detail their tumultuous upbringings and go into detail about how their parents’ drug use shaped their childhoods and the people they are today.
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“I used to get out of bed at night and ask them to turn it down so I could get some sleep before I had to go to school," Catelynn said of her mother's excessive partying when she was younger.
One night, things got particularly out of control — after she confronted one of her mother's on-again, off-again boyfriends for using crack and not helping the family prepare for an upcoming move.
“This man picked me up by the neck, threw me to the ground, and pinned me down on the floor between the toilet and the shower and started choking me,” she writes, according to ‘Radar Online.’
And life wasn’t any smoother in the Baltierra household. Tyler explains he was “oblivious” to the partying ways of the adults in his life — he just thought that was how adults socialized.
Catelynn shares a throwback of her and Tyler when they were younger. (Phtoo Credit: Instagram)
He alleges to trying alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana for the first time as an eight-year-old at his father’s house. The new dad writes, “One day we came across one of my uncle’s bags of weed. We basically knew what it was, but we didn’t know what to do with it…so we just kind of stuck it on top and burned it.”
From there, things got worse — as Tyler admits they “messed around with pretty much anything” they could get their hands on, even when they were in middle school.
It wasn’t until the duo were faced with a frightening reality check after huffing that they decided to turn their life around.
Tyler claims his friends “said I started having a seizure and shaking around on the ground, that my eyes rolled back in my head,” he admits. “I even pissed myself. I was so freaked out I had to leave.”
From a young age, they were exposed to — and even tried — everything.
And despite their troubled home lives, these two once-troubled kids have grown into financially stable and responsible adults — who are making the world a better place not only for their own daughter, Nova, but also their siblings.