This display of parental fail continued throughout this horrible exchange. Jackie’s daughter barely graduated high school and has now moved out of her parents’ house, but hasn’t attempted to enroll in college or get a job. “Shouldn’t you, like, do something?” Jackie asks her daughter. Her daughter responds that she’d love a paycheck. Jackie does not inform her daughter that usually, unless one’s occupation is Real Housewife of [random locale], one generally needs a job to receive a paycheck. There is no discussion of career options. In fact, there’s no further discussion, period. Is this what we call good parenting these days? Seriously?!
Another example of stellar parenting on this premiere episode of New Jersey’s sophomore season is Danielle. She loaded her kids in the car in the middle of the night to circle the Jersey highways, verging on stalking another housewife’s $1000 per plate party, all the while proclaiming, “I don’t care that they didn’t invite me. But I just want to go see.” The crazy behavior didn’t stop until her daughters had pled with her for what felt like forever to just please go back home. So instead of parenting her girls, Danielle’s teenagers are parenting her?? I’d say HUGE parent fail… The first of many, I’m sure.
Look, I get it, my child is nowhere close to being a teen, so I have not yet had to deal with the discomfort of having “the talk” or getting to that oint where my child is truly leeching off me. But I hope when we do get to that age, we can have a mature and honest discussion, which doesn’t sound like two teens each trying to whine louder than the other; and I’m certain I would never as Pop Culture Teen to be an accomplice in childish and possibly illegal behavior. /rant