Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki talks about her romantic date with Donn and what she would have done if Gretchen tried to give her parenting tips.

on Jan 28, 2010

When I heard Gretchen trying to tell Lynne how to raise her kids I was sick to my stomach.  Gretchen does not care about Lynn'es kids anymore that Lynne cares about Slade. She is trying to play the "good cop" when she has no business doing so. Gretchen barely knows Alexa, and I feel it is 100% wrong what she was trying to do. I know how much Lynne loves her daughters and she is trying to find the right way to get through to these 16-18 year-old years that they are in the best she knows how. Every child is different and every child needs to be raised and disciplined differently, and personally I think it's none of Gretchen's business to butt into Lynn'es family the way she has. If she ever tried to do that to my kids and me, it would NOT be a pretty site. Can you say "gloves are off" girl?!

I have been very fortunate on raising two very responsible and loving kids. It did not come without a lot of hard work and discipline. Mike and Briana did not have sleepovers when they were in high school and if they did it was at our home with one person only. I kept them both involved in sports or activities, made sure they did well in school, made college a requirement and not an option, and their curfew was based on the year they were in high school  9th grade -  9:00, 10th grade - 10:00, 11th grade - 11:00, and 12th grade (senior) 12 midnight. It worked out well for us and my kids both are college graduates, and responsible young adults. Maybe it was luck or maybe it was my strong discipline, but either way I'm a proud momma.

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