Melissa Gorga seems to put it all out there on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but she says she's far from an "anything goes" kind of mom. In fact, the RHONJ star is all about protecting her three kids from unsavory aspects of life, especially cyber-bullying – which is why she doesn't let them Tweet or go on Facebook. Melissa tells the parenting site Babble, "I experienced cyber-bullying firsthand from putting my life on a reality show. It's nasty and it's disgusting and you can't imagine why someone would sit behind a computer and hurt someone's feelings, but it happens. I personally don't think social networking is a place for young children. They have so much time to do it when they get older, why subject them to it at such an early age?"
The Bravoleb admits, "I grew up in a very strict household where I wasn't allowed to go to the mall unless I had something to buy or leave the house unless my Dad approved of what I was wearing. No, I don't believe in the 'anything goes attitude.' You need to teach them at an early age to listen to you and trust your judgment. My daughter is only 6 but I can only imagine what it will be like when she gets to that age, but that's all part of motherhood. That's why I love being a Mommy. Antonia is a girly girl. She still allows me to dress her in the poofy skirts and put the big bows in her hair. I have a feeling that when she gets older I am definitely going to be more conservative. I want to keep her in the poofy skirts and hair bows as long as she lets me. If it was up to me, she would play with Barbie dolls until she's 18."
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It was ok for Melissa to cyberbully before she got onto HW????? Because she did. Melissa is the one who is nasty and disgusting.
People people people -- you don't understand. When MELISSA does it, she's HELPING them. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body. Her entire life is spent lifing up those around her. Get with the progam.
i will try to post AGAIN.... melissa don't you read your own blogs??? all you did since the first blog you wrote after your housewives premeire was BASH Teresa but yet you find it nasty and disgusting.? you truly are a hypocrite. do not like you at all. KARMA thats all i can say. perhaps one day one of your sons will marry and his wife will not like you or antonia then you will see how it feels. and p.s. that is exactly what you are teaching them by example. good luck w/that.
There’s a lseson there, I’m sure. Perhaps bickering conversation is better than none, or other forms?