Teresa Giudice and Gia
Gia and mother Teresa Giudice attend the Boy Meets Girl by Stacy Igel fall 2013 fashion show at Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on Feb. 13, 2013. Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images

It’s almost been two years since Teresa Giudice was released from federal prison, and it seems she’s not warming up to the idea that she’s leading her family while husband Joe is serving time just yet. In fact, her eldest daughter, Gia, is not pleased with how she is running the household as a solo parent for now.

On Wednesday’s episode of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Teresa’s 16-year-old called her out for not imposing a sense of discipline to her and her siblings, especially to 11-year-old Milania. “I’m a good kid, I don’t do anything. And Gabriella’s a good kid. And Milania’s a good kid too, but she has no boundaries. She really doesn’t. She needs discipline, but you don’t do anything,” Gia said.

Gia continued her rant against her mother by citing an example on what she meant by Teresa’s questionable parenting style. According to her, Teresa simply gave back Milania’s phone a day after confiscating it. For Gia, this does not instill discipline to her sister. “I don’t know what to tell you, I’m not the mom,” Gia was quoted as saying by People.

Gia went on to compare her mother with her father. “While you were away, dad — he was very strict. Like, he really was,” she said before adding, “When you came home, you don’t discipline much because I feel like you’re like scared we’re going to hate you.”

In defense, the 45-year-old reality star explained that she didn’t want to be strict with her kids for she wants “to be the best mom I [can be].” She added, “I hate to say no … I want us to have fun together. Growing up so strict, I don’t want to be strict with my kids. I want to lessen the reigns a little bit.”

Teresa’s attempt at justifying herself was not met positively by Gia though. The latter told the former that what she’s doing does not help in making her the best mom for them. Gia then reiterated that she and her sisters — Gabriella, 12, Milania and Audriana, 8 — need discipline.

By now, Joe could already be well aware of Gia’s sentiments. Teresa herself revealed in her latest Bravotv.com blog that her husband may be serving time, but he is still tuning into the reality show. “It’s funny that my husband is watching the show and sending me his critiques via email.”

On March 23, Joe headed to Fort Dix to start serving his 41-month sentence on federal fraud charges. He was originally set for release on August 2019, but his inmate records revealed last April that he has shaved five months from his sentence. This means he could likely reunite with Teresa and their kids in March 2019, New York Daily News has learned.