Credit: Jeff Gentner/Getty Images Photo: Caroline Manzo and Her Daughter Lauren

Caroline Manzo and her family may have come across as a bit insensitive to Lauren’s struggle with her weight, but in her most recent BravoTV.com blog, Caroline says the blunt discussions about Lauren’s weight are only meant to help her.

“We tell our children what they need to hear, and we don’t sugar coat it," she explains.

"Although Lauren was overweight, we never said she needed to lose weight for vanity reasons. She needed to lose weight for health reasons, both mentally and physically.”

“As a parent the last thing you want is to see your child hurting. Lauren needed to hear us say that she needed to gain control of her weight,” she continues.

Caroline also acknowledges that some of her family’s remarks may have come across as a little harsh, but she assures viewers that everything is said and meant with love.

“I can guarantee you this; you will be hard-pressed to find a family, and I mean family — mom, dad, brothers — who are more supportive of each other. Our delivery is certainly unconventional, we joke, we jab, but we love each other to death. Lauren knows that,” she concludes.

Recent pics of Lauren also suggest that she’s been very successful in dropping much of the weight she wanted to lose. Congrats!

Source: BravoTV.com