updated 12/19/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/19/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has traded in dance clubs for diaper duty, but that doesn’t mean she’s ashamed of her hard-partying ways.
Explains the 25-year-old, “I was 21 years old and I did what everybody else did, but it was just on camera. [I’ll tell him], ‘Learn from my mistakes and once you go through them, you’re going to know how to deal with them.’ ”
Polizzi, who plans to have “the talk” with her son sometime between ages 13-15, just wants to tell him, “This is what happens when you’re 21. You’re going to go through this. Just be careful.”