Tamra Barney

Tamra talks parenting, plastic surgery, teen pregnancy, and more.

on May 28, 2009

I'm still loving JERSEY. These girls bring it in a BIG way. Honesty and down to earth people make for good TV. These girls are not afraid of what other people think and we love it!

Teresa with her daughter is adorable, but a little nauseating. I am not a big fan of parents pushing their kids into pageants and commercials. But Gia clearly wants to be a star and Teresa just might be living through her daughter's dreams. I just worry about what kind of diva that little girl is going to be when she is 15. Watch out!

Ashley and J's story reminds me a lot about what I was going through when Ryan was 17. My advice to J is get a hold of that teenager now. Ride her like sea biscuit. No new car...No cell phone...No privileges...NO WAY! Caroline son was so on target when he said, "What are you going to buy her when she get arrested?" (Something like that.) Park the car in the driveway with a sign on it saying, "This is what you can have IF you bring your grades up and start acting responsible, until then, take the bus." If I had the chance to do it all over with Ryan, I would. I know it is hard but it's not impossible.