“It’s so important because respect has to do with everything in your life,” she says. “It goes for your family, your elders, when you’re out in public, when you’re in school. Respect is the one thing that covers all the bases.”
Additionally, Melissa considers consistency as one of the most important factors of parenting. “Whether it’s potty training or breastfeeding, nap schedules or discipline…It’s the best way to hit home with your kids what it is you really want them to pick up,” she says.
But, even though it seems like Melissa’s got it all figured out, she still admits being a mom is no walk in the park.
“It would be great as a mom to have a script written for you so you could have all the answers,” she jokes.
But, she doesn’t need a script to know that finding time to play with her sons is a must.
“My top priority is that every day I want to play with my boys. Whether I fit in gym time, get my nails done or work, I make sure I spend time with my boys.”