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Snooki gets mom-shamed for pushing 'big kids' in stroller around Disney World
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi responded with a now deleted comment defending her strollers, saying she doesn't want to lose her offspring.
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Some people wheelie like to criticize Snooki’s parenting skills.
Always tell the truth. It's how you want your child to behave, right?
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was mommy-shamed when she posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday, April 2 of herself and her family at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. What was the problem? Snooki’s kids, Lorenzo, 6, and Giovanna, 4, were seated in strollers.
Call it stroller-gate.
“I went to Disneyland Anaheim CA over the weekend & was surprised to see so many big kids being pushed around in strollers,” posted Singlelove2 in the comments of Snooki’s post. “Some of these kids were so big they had to pick up there feet cuz they didn’t fit. Me personally at 4 no more stroller! Parents now of days are to lazy to deal with their kids, they push 6 yr olds in a stroller or put a leash on the kid. Times have changed.”
Most commentators came to Snooki’s defense.
“What’s up with all the mom shaming?” said Anajonesrealtor. “Some of you act like you’re the perfect parent with perfect children. Good for you if your child will walk 10 miles at Disney World. If she wants to put her kids in a stroller, let her! I’m 32 years old and I would ride around in a stroller too around Disney.”
Snooki, who is expecting her third child with husband Jionni LaValle, eventually addressed the issue herself in a comment that’s since been deleted.
Model brave behavior. Want confident kids? They will be less likely to be easily flustered if they see you taking healthy risks. "A lot of adults won't go to a movie solo because they would be embarrassed to be seen sitting alone. So do it, then talk to your kids about it," says David Allyn, the author of I Can't Believe I Just Did That. Similarly, if your kids see you laugh when you realize that your shirt has been on backwards all morning, maybe they'll giggle, instead of feeling embarrassed, when it happens to them.
“They walk! But in large crowds I prefer they sit their (backsides) down,” Snooki said. “Saves me the stress of not losing my offspring.”
Snooki and Jionni of Florham Park were at the park with another couple with two kids. The girls wore Elsa gowns and the boys and their dads were dressed as pirates with black T-shirts.
Snooki’s parenting practices previously came under fire when she posted a selfie last May with Lorenzo throwing a temper tantrum in the background.
“Sunday funday!” said Snooki. “Don’t mind my tantrum kid in the back.”
Snooki’s parenting philosophy is to just ignore the tantrums, as witnessed on the MTV “Jersey Shore” spinoff, “Snooki & JWoww.”
Snooki’s most recent IG post is another pic from Disney World. Her, Lorenzo, and Giovanna are all walking into the sunset.
Chris Jordan: email@example.com. Twitter: @chrisfhjordan
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