‘Mama June: From Not to Hot’: Pumpkin and Josh Talk Raising Alana – Give Real-World Reality Check

Mama June: From Not to Hot stars Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and husband Josh Efird open up about what’s it’s like raising Alana Thompson. Surely, they weren’t expecting to raise a teenager alongside their toddler. But, they’re doing the best they can to give her structure and love on the WEtv reality show.

Mama June: From Not to Hot – Pumpkin Shannon & Josh Efird Have Their Work Cut Out For Them

Josh Efird and Pumpkin Shannon of Mama June: From Not to Hot didn’t expect to bring up a teenager. Of course, it’s tough because they’re not mom and dad yet 09o4they’ve taken on that role. So, Alana doesn’t like that they have the upper hand. Pumpkin says that’s the hardest part – going from sister and brother-in-law to parental figures.

Also, they try to communicate with her about how she’s feeling and the toll Mama’s actions are taking on her. But, Alana doesn’t want to talk about it and shuts down. Of course, her interest is in boys, talking to friends on the phone, and all the other things teenage girls like to do. Surely, getting a teen to open up is difficult but they won’t give up.

Mama June: From Not To Hot: Alana Thompson

Josh and Pumpkin Give Alana Reality Check – Try to Undo Mama’s Influence

Alana Thompson, also known as Honey Boo Boo, is used to getting her way because Mama June let her get her way her entire life. Now, Josh feels it’s on them to teach her manners and what the real world is like on Mama June: From Not to Hot. Josh even let her experience a real job cleaning up after farm animals. Surely, Alana did not like that at all.

But, he wants to teach her a lesson and show her what an honest day’s work is like. Alana was catered to most of her life and they want to show her that’s not what it’s like in the world. If you fall down, you need to pick yourself back up. No one is going to hand you anything life, you need to do it for yourself. That’s the message they want to send on Mama June: From Not to Hot.

Pumpkin Wants Alana to Stay With Them – Mama June: From Not to Hot

Alana Thompson is very thankful for everything Pumpkin and Josh do for her. However, she still has hope that June will get her life back together. Then, she can go back home with her mom. Of course, Pumpkin wants Mama to get better and do better for herself. She just doesn’t want Alana to be hurt in the process if things don’t work out. So, Pumpkin Shannon thinks it’s best to keep their guard up while she attempts to get better. Also, she’s leery of Alana going back to live with Mama.

Because she thinks she’s much better off with them than June. Even before drugs were an issue Mama still gave Alana everything. Now, Pumpkin wants to undo that and thinks she’s good where she’s at with them and that’s where she should stay. Keep watching Mama June: From Not to Hot to follow along with Josh Efird and wife Pumpkin Shannon as they navigate life with Alana Thompson. Catch the new episode of the WE tv reality show Friday night at 9 pm EST.

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