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Kate Gosselin Under Fire As Her Cruel Discipline Methods Exposed

September 28, 2012 06:52 AM by Lisa Princ

Kate Gosselin may not be mother of the year, but is she really a cruel parent? If you idolized her for raising eight children, you may not think she is such a great mother any longer as the former star of Jon & Kate Plus 8 and Dancing With The Stars has just had her cruel (and secret) disciplining methods exposed, including beating a 2-year-old with a spoon! Say what?

That’s right, Kate Gosselin may not be the perfect mother, like she wants us to think she is. In fact, new reports suggest the complete opposite. According to Radar Online and Star Magazine, a reporter, Robert Hoffman found some secret journals written by Kate Gosselin that even border child abuse. Hoffman told Star magazine about what he read in Kate’s journals: “She was beating 2-year-old babies in diapers. I don’t judge somebody for spanking, but what Kate wrote in her journal is just absolute violence.” Apparently, the mom of eight would beat the children on a regular basis with a wooden spoon, as Hoffman added: “She uses that ‘Spanker’ on a daily basis for anything and everything. The spanking entries are endless.”

And many more disturbing entries followed, such as one time when the kids took some candy without asking, Kate wrote: “I really, really lost it! I pulled Collin up by the hair, and I spanked them so hard!” While the spoon beatings were kept a secret, there was one person who also knew they were happening – Jon Gosselin. A family friend spoke to Radar Online, and revealed: “Jon knew that Kate was using that wooden spoon with the kids and hated it.” Okay, but while Jon may have hated it, we are left wondering why he did not intervene.

Since the news broke, Kate Gosselin has been bombarded with Twitter haters, and even child abuse groups are in an uproar. One of those groups went on to tell the site: “We certainly know that there are better, healthier and more effective means for disciplining children than the one being suggested.”

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410 Responses to “Kate Gosselin Under Fire As Her Cruel Discipline Methods Exposed”

  1. Sue H Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:24 am

    She is a nurse and should know better. My mom was a nurse and got this beating with a spoon idea from one of her friends. That was a big thing at our house 40 years ago. Maybe she got it from my mom.

  2. Kitty Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I find it hard to believe anyone would be surprised by this news. She was verbally abusive in public so it is not shocking to learn that she is physically abusive in private. That is how abusers operate. Jon probably got out of that marriage before (or quiet possibly after) she started hitting him to.

  3. Noone Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:29 am

    People,

    Why all the sensationalism? Please..she is raising 8 kids mostly on her own. I defy anyone to understand what that kind of stress is like. All of us don’t really know what is going on and we need to leave it and her alone. If her ex hasn’t done anything, there are only two reasons. 1- It doesnt happen like that or 2- He is too lazy to help. Either way no one is perfect and the general public needs to stay out of it.

  4. Jodee Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I think that “beating” is an exaggerated description. Our society has gotten to a point where it is looked down on to discipline our children. However children who do not have boundaries or repricutions for their actions, will not be productive citizens when they grow up. I say hats off to Kate and all parents who are not afraid to actually raise their children

  5. RW2 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    She’s a bitter money-grubbing bitch that exploits her kids. I’m thinking strongly that Jon did the right thing by leaving her leeching ass.

  6. Patsy Kline Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I knew she was a loser. That only confirms it. Where is Child Protective Services when you need them? And, why hasn’t Jon filed for custody? Could it be he doesn’t want them?? Surely not.

  7. Amy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    That is awesome. Reading someone’s private journal? How did they get them by the way? Break into her home? Oh, and let me tell you Radar online and Star Mag are really RELIABLE sources. Get real!!

  8. Kalilyn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Ummm, seriously? It sounds like my upbringing many years ago, and the same goes for my friends in the “good old days.” And we all turned out pretty good. This generation is so coddled, it’s beyond ridiculous.

  9. Huyamon Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:37 am

    What did this heffer do now?

  10. Jennifer Eastman Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Her discipline tactics may seem extreme to us but aren’t abusive. Hitting a child in diapers with a spoon does not cause red marks on the buttocks. I think Kate was under a lot pressure and needed some time out herself.If this was truly happening where was her husband if he knew this was going on. If he didn’t agree to it then he should have stopped it, being the parent that he is. If production crews were filming this, then they should have stepped in as well if they felt it was abuse.

  11. Holly Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with spanking. I’m sure the media is blowing this out of proportion, as usual. If you had 8 kids, you’d probably be using that “spanker” a lot too!

  12. Bigsisterwachingu Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    This is no surprise to the average person. Kate is all about herself and no one else. She is insecure, irresponsible and a wannabe “celeb.” Someone should have intervened a long time ago. She is the biggest loser in my book and it has nothing to do with weight.

  13. anne barber Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    The incident is identified, the punishment is given, repentance and forgiveness follow: that’s a lot better than guilt and uncertainty. No wonder children today are so confused: “No” could be sometimes, punishment could be reward, and understanding could lead to a continued mis-understanding of what is a child’s responsibility in growing up; their sole responsibility is to be a child and grow up to be a healthy, loving, responsible adult.
    Replacing bartering with “No” is necessary; there are consequences for errant behavior: warn once, single consequence and subsequent understanding is automatically achieved.

  14. Monica Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I don’t believe it. You would have seen those kids flinch when ever she was upset or irritated by some bad behavior from them.

  15. Busterhymen Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I sure would like to punish her in a different way !!!

  16. Bruce Walters Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Kate is a real high maintenance POS. She was calling foul all the while she was having numerous affairs. While she was guest of Sandra Palin, she did nothing but complain and whine about “her” discomforts and never gave a thought about how her children were faring (who were having the time of their lives) She is a pig who doesn’t deserve those kids, or a television show.

  17. marie white Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I raised five kids with the help of the wooden spoon. They are wonderful, productive adults with kids of their own. A sharp slap on the thigh is all it took. I didn’t have to do it very often.

  18. REHIRE Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    in reality, I think she wants to be spanked….

  19. Lisa Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I understand frustration and 8 perfect children equals frustration. Problem is that spanking damages children and a 2 yr old is a baby. You redirect a 2 yr old and keep things they are not supposed to have out of their grasp. She spanks because she does not have the tools to parent. Being able to create and give birth naturally, by medical intervention or adoption does not make you a mother. Learning about the developmental stage your child is in and parenting according to your child’s development is parenting.

  20. ronald j. riley Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    this lady needs to lose her permentently and that she needs to stop being on tv those kids,granted the father did not stop her but she is not a decent mother if she is always going places and sending the kids to school at all,take her kids away from her for good and not have any visitation with the kids either.

  21. Lynn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Maybe have seen the verbal abuse she gave him, no one really knows if there was physical abuse, so he probably kept quiet out of embarrassment.

  22. Sweetsusiq Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    With her temper and controlling behavior, why would anyone be surprised to hear about this conduct? My heart breaks for those children. Why has the legal system *not* gotten involved?

  23. Big Chief Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    When Kate was a child she was beaten with an ugly stick, the apple doesn’t fall from the tree.

  24. Terri Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I have not EVER liked this person. SHe is vindictive, manipulative, and mean. Just the way she treated her husband made me suspicious of her. I have NEVER been in favor of spanking, I have an issue teaching children not to be mean and cruel or hit each other and then we come along and beat them when they do wrong? I just think there are better ways than hitting children. This woman loves and craves attention and I always found her to be a mother that loves to ridicule her kids, and her ex-husband with sarcasm and hateful rants. She is such a loser. Even her own family members are against her. She is on her way to nowhere. God bless those poor kids that have to live with her. I hope the state steps in and helps them.

  25. Betty Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    How many people got the wooden spoon! A LOT you’ve got to have something, you don’t want to hurt your hand!

  26. Jolene Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    How about someone beat HER with a spoon?
    Sick of her already.

  27. Teresa Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    I’d like to know people are going though personnal things of Kates to begin with? And how did they get this info to begin with? I think it’s just a bunch of bull to make her look bad once again! Leave the the poor lady alone she has been though enough rasing 8 kids by herself ex husband not paying no child support i can relate to that i have a ex oweing me 30,000. They are what u call DEAD BEAD DADS that dont do what mesans to be done. if he knew that the kids were being beat he would of said something. this is nothing but bull! Just to put her name out there and get bad hatemail. I don’t believe it for one min kate! Don’t these people get you done! they are haaters! Take care of your kids and make a living for your children and the heck with the last of what the world thinks!God Bless !!!And i don’t need anyone hating on my post i the right of freedom of speech! Keep it to yourself please! This lady has been though enough! Leave her be!

  28. sheila dupree Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Oh Dear God….leave her alone? How were these so called diaries found? Were they online and you hacked them? Unless the kids were constantly welted, I don’t see what is wrong with having a wooden spoon as a fear factor. More kids need a heavy hand….our kids today are out of control because all we do is caddle them! Go Kate!

  29. josh p Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:59 am

    i certainly do NOT condone “beating” kids,but a spanking,when 300 tries at time outs,bedtime,healthy talks,all of it has failed,1 or 2 “spanks” is PLENTY….its not for the pain that u hit them,its the shame it gives them,im a stay at home dad,my kids mind me pretty well,but when mom gets home from work,its chaos,then its”hey dad,kids wont listen 2 me,hey dad,need u to get them into house,or brush their teeth..and all i gotta do is just move like im about 2 get up,and respect suddenly comes back 2 them.spanks r ok in my opinion,no doubt about it,but some religeons say use a spoon cuz u dont want ur kids 2 fear ur hand,but thats on a very rare basis,and used lightly,i dont,but 1 or 2 cracks,no handprints,just quick cracks in the butt,gets them to minfd,but its NEVER done w/out a talk afterward,about how it got 2 that pooint,and how much our love means 2 them,how we wish it never had 2 happen,and a prayer and a hug with an i love u always does the job,but it hardly gets there.sounds 2 me like shes training dogs,ut at 2 years old,thats waaaay 2 young,narccisistic lady,takin control in a major way,and 2 think,u were all team Kate,imagine livin with her while taping a show,musta been hell,no wonder he lost his hair,lol

  30. barbara cole Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I knew she had to be horrible to those babies by the way she treated Jon. That amount of anger is not directed at just one person in a household of eight children. I lived through it as a child/teen so I know what she had to be doing. Jon needs to get those babies from her–she doesn’t deserve them—why do you think God made it impossible for her to conceive normally.

  31. p Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:04 am

    how stupid she is to journal what she does and the man ignores the problem as he does not want responsibility for his sperm. I personally know a woman who beat her 2 yr old son to death with a spoon was in prison 11 years, home detention 5 years, no unsupervised contact with her then 6 yr old son who was 17 when she got out of prison. someone needs to go to prison,as they have lived the fancy life to long.

  32. WP Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Sheesh – people lighten up! This anti-spanking campaign is out of control!.. My mom used to chase us with anything that was handy (usually a kitchen tool like a wooden spoon) … all we had to do was run faster! My mother was an excellent mom – Kate has 8 kids – who the **bleep** are we to judge.

  33. chelle Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Im not surprised. If you ever watched the show she had so much anger inside her. The way she spoke to her husband and her children on air I thought was despicable. I only watch a few snipets of the show I couldn’t watch it.

  34. Janet Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    First of all wth was that reporter doing reading her personal journal??…that being said, if what he read is true, and he felt it was abusive to the children, why didn’t he report it right away??…and not just to a journel, but to the authorities?…I say, don’t believe everything you read in a magazine and don’t judge.

  35. Mary Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I’m sure Jon didn’t intervene because he was a victim of her abuse too. Anyone who watched their reality show was a witness to her mental abuse of Jon.

  36. Charles M Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I was beat with a wooden spoon several times and I turned out fine!

    Charles M.

  37. Kathy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Are you kidding me? Child abuse for whipping them with a wooden spoon. I used one on my kids. It’s a light piece of wood. Now pulling their hair that’s another matter. I wouldn’t never pull my kids hair. But the spoon thing oh yeah I did it. I remember my mother paddling my behind with a wooden paddle and my Mother was a angel. This best Mother a person could ask for. Leave Kate alone..she is working hard and raising 8 kids. Everyone has to pick at her. geez

  38. noelssong Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I SERIOUSLY SUGGEST SOMEONE QUESTION THESE CHILDREN NOW TO FIND OUT IF THIS IS STILL GOING ON

  39. Stephanie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Oh please. Wooden spoons are for lightweights.
    Give me a break.

  40. Lisa Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Holy Cow a spoon really? Geez I got the belt and guess what I did what my parents told me to do and if not I got punished. A wooden spoon on probably a diaper is NOT child abuse. She has 8 kids are they supposed to run the show? Get a life people and mind your own damn business these are kates kids not yours.

  41. Christy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    My mom used to spank me with a wooden spoon to correct me. But she was never called out for it. Bottom line Kates disipline methods are under a microscope for obvious reasons. Give it a rest, who cares, The children are obviously ok. Its not Americas responsibility to tell Kate how to parent her children. Media needs to mind their own!

  42. Lisa Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Oh get over it. Parents have been using the wooden spoons for spankings for centuries. One of the major problems with the world today is that parents refuse to spank their kids at all.

  43. Peggy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Not that I am a fan of Kate, quite the opposite in fact, but get real. How could this Robert Hoffman get her diaries? If this is indeed slander, I would be in favor of a lawsuit here.

    Let’s use wisdom, folks.
    People, please remember, you can’t believe everything you see, and just about nothing you hear.

  44. judie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Those of you with eight children,who have never done some of these things,CAST THE FIRST STONE

  45. terrri Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    i dont believe this story at all! WHY would anyone write in a journal the fact that they’re beating their children. This just seems like another fabricated story. I don’t completely agree with Kate’s parenting style, but hey, not many people know what its like to have a set of twins AND 6 little ones (all the same age) running around. I’m sure that’s tough, and I don’t know what I’d do in her situation. So we need to quit belittling and demeaning this mom, regardless of how we feel about her life choices. It’s her life, and karmas a bitch, so if shes doing “wrong”, it’ll come back around to her.

  46. liz Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Why didnt Jon intervene? Because she was beating him with the spoon too!!!

  47. Very_female Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    What? What? I don’t like Kate, never did, but this is one thing I find ridiculous. Since WHEN is it “beating” a child when a mild spanking is applied. The wooden spoon is like a switch to that had been used and it is convenient and on hand. There is NO cruelty in it…only those who are against spanking would find it so. Well, I am against those who are against spanking simply because you do not love your child ENOUGH to discipline it. It is CHILD ABUSE for those who are against it to think their kids could be trained in a semi loving manner, then that child grows up WITHOUT discipline and becomes a terror to society. Nope, I still do not like Kate Goslin, but at least she knew how to raise her kids.

  48. Toby Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    You know, I remember the times my Mom had to use a wooden spoon to get my attention. It worked and I thank her for her caring discipline. What should not be done however is to use it in anger. That does send the wrong message.

  49. Denise Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    My mom used a wooden spoon. Get over it! My God! If people spent as much time parenting their own kids as they do trying to parent other people’s kids they would be better off. Kids that aren’t disciplined turn out to be total monsters. I didn’t have any lasting affects. I am the youngest of 4 kids and when you have multiple children you need to have control. Mind your own dang business. They were 2 at the time, that was, what, 5-6 years ago. Like I said, get over it!

  50. Linda Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    As bad as the wooden spoon is, I was even more concern about picking a two year old boy up by the hair of his head. There was all kids of damage that could have been done. Many people seen her husband abused, and I even remember remarking “Now that Jon is gone, watch out children” never dreaming it was already happening. I am so upset knowing Jon left the house and not taking the children with him.. I believe the children should not be in her care any longer “that the fact” she is dangerous!!!!

  51. river of life Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    you’re kidding, right? she panks? BIG DEAL!

  52. maggie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I think this reporter should be prosected for getting her private jounals and making money on them. First I don’t like Kate. But she is not the first to use a wooden spoon. It makes a lot of noise but does not hurt the diapered child. I have seen several young moms use them. While I feel their are better ways , the way a parent chooses is none of yor business or mine or his or the govererments. Everybody in your business has gone to far. ENOUGH !

  53. John Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Give me a break. My parents and all of my relatives were of the “Spare the rod, spoil the child” school. Most of my friends parents either went to the same school or were idiots who followed Dr. Spock. Most who followed the liberal schools (and liberal media) had kids that did whatever they wanted with no regard for parental commands. The kids who were disciplined when told to jump, usually had only one question “how high?” My mother also had a spoon and knew how to use it. Young children are like donkeys, sometimes you have to whack them in the head with a 2 by 4 just to get their attention.

  54. Shanna Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Seriously doubt that she had time to journal about spanking while she had 6- 2 years olds. Come on, I bet she would use that time for something else.

  55. Lori Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Ummmm, who ever thought she was a good mom? I have always thought she was a witch. Her kids could never do anything right. As far as Jon leaving her…..bravo. She treated him like a slave instead of a husband. She needs all her money taken away and put back in the trailer park she came from. Just proves that money doesn’t take the trash out of the person

  56. Kat Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I wish they would leave that poor woman alone. Hasn’t she been through enough hell already? My parents spanked me and my 3 siblings. I’m glad they did otherwise we all may have grown up to be an additional member of jack @$$ or something like that. I got spanked often with a wooden spoon when I didn’t submit to any other kind of discipline my parents gave me. I was a pretty rebellious child. Spanking was a last resort. But I knew my parents loved me deeply and I knew they didn’t hate me and I knew it was not abuse. EVERY parent has a dark secret and her privacy was violated once again. What a jerk for reading her private thoughts. With 8 stinking kids, I’d like to see how other people could discipline effectively in other ways with 8 kids and no help. Leave Kate alone! People will do anything and everything to bring others down just to make themselves feel better or to keep the attention on someone else. There are worse things to worry about in the world.

  57. gil b Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    8 kids who cares. Are they hurt no. Are they bad not really. Yes she is a jerk up here in PA, but really who cares, kids now need this sort of punishment, maybe they are scared to do it again.

  58. Jes Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Regardless of how you choose to discipline you need to understand that “spanking” and “beating” are 2 separate things and canNOT be used interchangeably.

    I seriously doubt Kate has ever “Beaten” her children.

  59. Hannah Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    you may not think she is such a great mother any longer

    I NEVER thought she is a great mother…I think she’s a psychopath.

  60. beverly cheek Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    We raised our two children, who are now 40 and 30 years old without hitting either of them even once.
    However, I don’t think it is “shocking” that Kate hit the kids with a spoon. I wish it were Shocking. Sadly it happens everyday in most American households. This is how people raise their kids. Using cute little words like “spanking” instead of the true description of Hitting their kids. Kate is a victim of this culture. She was no doubt raised the same. Most of America needs to learn how to replace physical abuse with other methods of training childen.

  61. Suzanne Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    If you watched Jon and Kate plus 8, you knew she wasn’t a caring person, except about herself. Everything was about how she did this and that and how perfect she was. It’s a shame those kids have to be with her so much and not with Jon. He’s the nicer parent and the most caring. He’s lucky to have gotten away. She abused Jon as well, from the looks of the program.

  62. leprecaun Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    A smack on the arse with bare hand maybe, I survived it, it taught me a lesson, but how big is the wooden spoon? My mum had wooden ones that a giant would use, as deocration on the kitchen wall, along with a fork. Now she never hit us with it although I think she threatened to. I got spanked a few times as a kid and I turned out just fine. My brother and his wife realized long ago and ‘time outs’ didn’t work either for their kids.
    If you’re going to lynch Kate for what she’s done, then Jon should be right up there too as he’s worse, he did nothing….

  63. chadster Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Really? With the feud Jon’s been having with Kate, why wouldn’t he have already exposed this little tidbit (if it was in fact “absolute violence”)? Why wouldn’t the TLC producers/cameramen/various other employees who worked on the Jon+Kate and/or Kate show have been obliged to report child abuse (if it were actually true)? Load of crap, either by the reporter to drum up attention for himself, or a fake “journal” by Kate to drum up attention for herself. When would Kate even have time to write journal entries when she had SIX 2-year olds to deal with?

  64. Tari Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I knew she was bad from the start! this woman wanted fame and didnt get it! She is an awful person inside and out! Those kids need to be protected and taken away from her!!!

  65. Lucy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    So why aren’t authorities stepping in?…if she is beating them, that is against the law, and she should be arrested…maybe is isn’t true and that is why authorities are not intervening!

  66. Beth Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Sure! Don’t spank their little diapered butts and they can all grow up and be bank robbers and murderers and it will still be Kate’s fault!

  67. Barbara Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Spanking remains a controversial issue, but even people who endorse it as a good method of discipline generally set out these rules:
    1. A parent should use only her hands, never belts, spoons or other objects;
    2. Take the kid’s age into consideration – babies in diapers are much too young to be spanked;
    3. Never spank a child out of anger, much less in a blind rage, as Kate has admitted to;
    4. Lifting a kid by his hair, or throwing him into his crib – again, as Kate had admitted – goes way beyond spanking;
    5. Spank a kid only for serious misbehaviour, not for every little thing he does that annoys you.
    Since Kate violated every one of those five rules, I call what she did abuse, not discipline.

  68. Sabrina Carlton Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I really find this story hard to believe. This family had camera’s in their home recording every detail of their lives for years. Those children were not afraid of their mother and seemed to be very well adjusted. All parents make disciplining mistakes with their children, I am not saying she was or is a perfect mother. but I just do not believe she was beating them with wooden spoons! I understand that she has control issues that need to be dealt with professionally that was obvious in the show, however that still doesn’t mean this woman is an abuser. Having said that if she was doing this to her children and the producers and camera persons, Her then husband, their Nanny’s other family members etc. allowed this to go on then Shame on them!!!! they need to be charged with neglect and child abuse as well as her if this is true. I do not believe it is though.

  69. kathy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    listen’all you damn know it alls need to step back and stop judging this woman. sure maybe she used a different method of discipline than some of you people that think (no spanking of a child,should ever happen) probaly those same people who’s kid grow up to curse and abuse them as adults then stick them in a nursing home instead of looking after your parents in their old age. i bet she’ll get more respect out of her children than any of you will get. i say leave her alone let her discipline them. the good book says, “spare the rod and spoil the child”. if it’s good enough for God Almighty,then it’s good enough for kate gosselin

  70. Michael E. Thompson Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I think Kate Gosslin is probably a great mom. The news media will make a story out of anything.
    I’m sure she loves everyone of her children. So, she had to give one a little pat on the butt with a long spoon. Most parents have done similar things without hurting their children. All parents have to discipline their children at one time or another. The only difference with her is the media is looking for a story. Most parents don’t have people watching and critiqueing every move they make. Give the lady a break! Get off her case. I think she is doing a hell of a job, considering the circumstances.

  71. Lucy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Here are my thoughts…if she was abusing them, then authorities should have stepped in and filed charges for child abuse…they didn’t, which questions whether this is true.

  72. JTL Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. donna Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Keep your big person hands off little people…………….psycho mama you are………

  74. bryde rowe Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:51 am

    why would she do that? she can legally go to jail for that… idk why jon would let her do that.

  75. cysb Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Never did like her. Never will. The tv show was supposed to be about raising 8 kids–instead it was just a platform for her to be a drama queen. Jon is so much better off without her.

  76. Lucy Beloved Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Cool it, haters!! Have you walked in Kate’s shoes??!!

  77. Bonnie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I was spanked as a child, used to have to go pick the switch from the tree my self and pull the leaves off. Guess what? I have a steady job, amazing kids, never been arrested, don’t abuse drugs or alcohol…Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Kate fan at all. But I’m so tired of hearing how horrible spanking is. If it is done correctly, it is not horrible. Has she made mistakes, yes. But get off the liberal high horse with “Spanking is wrong”.

  78. Dala Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    While I have refrained from using physical punishment while raising my daughter, I recall my childhood rather accurately- I have had spoons and paddles used on me for discipline. Didn’t really keep me out of trouble- just made me sneakier. :)

  79. kelly allen Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    While I do not condone what Kate did, I myself was brought up with spanking via wooden spoon, and I would have my mouth washed out with soap for telling a lie. If I got smart and sassed my mom, I could expect her hand slapped across my mouth. I remember leaving for school one day with her handprint across my left cheek because I smarted off to her. This was in the mid 1970′s and early 80′s. Was I abused? by today’s standards, yes. Did I fear my mother, you bet! Did my father try and intervene, probably, but when you have a strong willed wife/mother, just because you object to something does not mean your words will be heeded.
    What Kate did to the children at such young ages is indeed wrong. The spankings I am recalling from my youth were from age 10 on up. There is a fine line between discipline and abuse, you just have to make sure not to cross it.

  80. katie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I think the most disrurbing piece in this article is someone read her journal. The source is star? Ya has to be true lol

  81. Solomon Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Nanny generation alert!

    A wooden spoon is extremely violent?

    Kids were better behaved when there were spankings and that’s a fact.

    Either way, this sounds like total hogwash. If this were truly happening, her ex husband would have brought it up earlier.

  82. Chris Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Really . . . the wooden spoon. I’m not a big fan of hers . . . but come on . . . how many of us survived the wooden spoon or belt. I’ve even survived waterboarding. If she waterboards her kids . . . then I’ll be concerned!

  83. Dragonfly64 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Why is this in the news? this attention grabbing person should be banned from all media. This is what feeds people like her, they are like Gremlins. She has not even able to fin her a sugar daddy, because you have to be blind not to see the awful person she really is.

  84. Nicole Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I got spankings as a child and I’m okay. I even got a few taps with a wooden spoon and I’m no worse for the wear. I got a swat on the butt with a wooden spoon an I didn’t feel abused. Most of the time, the kids who do understand consequences for bad actions are some of the best kids you’ll ever meet. Not the ones whose parents call their acting out and feeling entitled expressing themselves. You home is not a democracy. It’s an empire that takes occasional requests. With all of the spanking or “abuse” as some of you people like to call it for every spanking I got, I got 100000 hugs and kisses.

  85. Heather Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    We use to have an actual paddle board, hand crafted with holes and everything.. It hung in the living room so we knew to behave ourselfs. Of course a paddle board for a two year old is too much, but a wooden spoon is age appropriate. Unless she was HITTING them multiple times she has the right to use a tool to raise her kids how she sees fit. Im only 26 so my paddle board story isnt from “way back in the day”. Its just sad now that with the way teens and preteens act these days its the parents who are blamed. But what can we do, we cant put the fear in our children that they need to think things though and be respectful.

  86. Nombre Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    You guys try raising 8 kids ALONE without any discipline.

  87. Sherron Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I don’t have a problem with spanking. If there was a law when I was a youngster, my parents would still be doing time. My question is, why would she write this down on paper?

  88. barney Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I dont like Kate in fact I think she’s a self centered bitch but dont you think if there was any abusive behavior TLC would have been moraly obligated to report it

  89. DBarnes Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Who would keep track of how often they spanked their kids??? How did the “source” find the supposed journals in the first place? Jon sneak into the house and steal them? Come on — be people not sheeple. Don’t believe everything you read.

  90. Bindy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Someone needs to whoop her @ss!

  91. Shirley Busch Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Ditto Noone!!!

  92. Sharon Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Does everyone really believe everything they read? While I’m not really a fan of Kate’s, I would never give any credibility to STAR MAGAZINE because most, if not all of their stories are just ridiculous and made up! How in the hell would this supposed reporter get Kate’s secret diaries? And, as busy as Kate was raising all of those children, when would she ever have time to write down every time she spanked one of her children? That’s just preposterous! I don’t believe a word of it!

  93. lynn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Wow, really people, don’t you think that if she beat her kids, someone would have reported it… Come on, Doesn’t the media have better things to say and report, then crap like this….. And don’t you think that if it was really going on that Jon would have done something about and not let her have the kids, Come On, Please and by commenting on these things we are just giving the media more to talk about….

  94. bkerr Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Really, you people are surprised by this? even when they had the show, we knew she was a nut! not sure I believe this “journal entry” story, but I can totally see her doing that. life doesn’t go her way, she retaliates on who ever she can get to. look how she treated her partner on DWTS – tried to tell him how to teach her. however, it is so sad for those kids – and I’m not sure there’s anyone to help them through this. there’s the real shame!!!

  95. vicki Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Seriously, are we really surprised by this. She was terribly verbally abusive in public to John and the children. Anyone who can act like that in public for sure does worse behind closed doors without cameras rolling! Although, if I had 8 kids I might become out of control myself!

  96. snowball Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I wish I got a spoon – I got aleather belt and for back talk a bar of soap scraped across my teeth to really get it in my mouth. I learned how to behave and survive. Maybe a little spanking would do some of the brats a little good.

  97. 4evrlost Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Reporters and politicians go hand in hand. Head line news articles. I don’t believe 98% of Radar On Lines stuff. Was this guy snooping in Kate G’s home?
    Most journals are not left lying around. Those kids are not two years old now either. That journal is old, old, old. Sounds like he stole her personal property. I’d turn him in to the police. My mom’s choice was not a spoon but a “hickory switch”. A skinny thin branch off a bush about 3 feet long with all the leaves pulled off. Nice and limber! And all four of us kids grew up, graduated, never been in jail and have great families of our own. How bout that.

  98. tammy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    the problem with the kids of today is that parents let them get away with everything. when i was a kid no one thought anything about being spanked.

  99. Linda Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    How did a reporter find her “secret” journals? C’mon, folks, just more fodder for an article. And let’s face it…..reality TV is NOT real! It is all staged and I hope everyone knows it. What a frikkin’ waste of electricity to watch those programs on TV.

  100. Siciliana Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Give me a break, this is nothing. Kids used to get dad’s leather belt. Growing up in an Italian household the wooden spoon comes second nature! Stir the sauce, spank the butt lol! No but seriously this is ridiculous, kids are so mollycoddled these days it’s sickening. They get one spanking and call CPS, no wonder why kids now are back-talking, disrespectful entitled brats.

  101. Lisa Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    You people are awful, awful hating people! And this “Reality” entertainment, get a life! YOU RAISE 8 KIDS ALONE!!!!!! Maybe some of you editors need to know what that’s like…..or how about being stuck in a grocery store with a screaming kid bc there mother thinks its sooo not nice to actually tell their kid NO…..my Gosh, don’t you have more IMPORTANT things to write about.

    Apparently, not!

  102. sam Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    That’s NOT child abuse!!! It’s called GOOD PARENTING!! The lack of it by the tree-hugging soccer moms is the reason for the deterioration of the family unit.If you do something wrong and you know you did it, You get spanked. It’s the way it should be. Way to go Kate!

  103. Robyn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I don’t believe one word of this. There were too many opportunities to expose her if this was the truth. As a mom of triplets myself, this is a very challenging situation. While I am not especially a fan of Kate, I can see where one would almost lose their mind in a situation like this. When you feel you are going to “lose it”…call a friend or a family member to come over. Give yourself a “time out”. There are better methods of discipline rather than a spanking. Swats should be the last resort and eventually they become ineffective anyways.

  104. Nicole Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Wait a minute. While I hate Kate as much as the next girl I have to wonder if this “journal” has been proven to be hers.

    Anyone could claim they found a journal belong to [insert name here].

    Ohhhh look, I just found Madonna’s journal!! BRB I gotta go to the press about it. Some very controversial things in it. (sarcasm)

  105. Linda Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I was beaten as a child with a belt. My father would be told what “horrible” things my brother and myself had done during the day from our mother. If my brother and I learned anything from this, it was to FEAR my father, not respect him. We listened out of fear. When we both became parents, we both decided to teach our children to be good people without ever laying a hand on any of them. We now have 6 adults between the ages of 36-23. They all have become respectful, kind, and caring people. Everyone of them went to college, were honor students in both high school and college. The ones that have children now (we have 5 grandchildren) are teaching them to be respectful, kind and caring also. NO ONE HAS HAD TO BEAT THEIR CHILDREN TO ACHIEVE THIS. Being a parent is hard. If you want to have GREAT kids, you need to work on it. Whether Kate did this or not, this kind of punishment has got to stop. People can grow up without this, and in the best way.

  106. Sudy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I applaud her for disciplining her children. I don’t believe in beating, but a spanking? Yes I do,,,,. You can tell the bleeding hearts out there who have children that talk back and have NO respect for their parents or anyone are the ones that the parents don’t believe in spanking. Good job Kate! I think she needs to take the spoon to the journalist that invaded her privacy and read her journal,,,shame on you.

  107. Doni Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    She should be commended. Kids are out of control these days. I was spanked as a kid not only iwth a wooden spoon but the skinniest branch of a peach tree, belt, and spatula. I respected my elders and have grown into a successful person. You don’t see much of the kids doing that these days and if you did, this state probably would not be in the financial straits that they are. They work long enough to collect unemployment, if they work at all, then sit back for years smoking their dope that they want legalized and laying on their lazy butts. Hats off to the wooden spoon.

  108. Ann D Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I guess my first question is how did a “reporter” get these journal entries?? And if he works for Star I don’t know how much I would believe. I guess in trying to be “fair” (not that I like Kate at all)
    I am sure TLC would NEVER have continued filming if that was the case. They saw EVERYTHING!
    I would need more evidence before I tore her apart for something she may or may not have done. I’m just sayin’

  109. Carolyn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I don’t believe the tabloids and I don’t believe she would use a wooden stick to abuse her kids wasn’t the camera’s always on her people need to get a life and leave the poor family alone it’s enough with 3 kids but eight and a husband that left her for a girl because he didn’t want to put up with being a father.

  110. Daldancer Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I am of the opinion that if MORE parents used wooden spoons on their diapered children, there would be no need for such strict discipline when they get older. I don’t think Kate is the monster that she has been portrayed as. She’s a single mom of eight children, trying to do the best she can. I think that if any one of us was being harassed by the public the way she has been, we would have pretty much the same reactions.

  111. Amairani Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Oh boo hoo! My parents punished me with belts, hangers, spoons you name it. I’ve turned out just fine, even better than those who never got punished. She has 8 kids; I don’t blame her.

  112. Diane Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I have thought for a long time that Kate has some serious mental heath issues, and this confirms this. She needs to get help. By the way, in the picture she looks terrible- is she anorexic now? At first glance, I thought the photo was of Lindsey Lohan!

  113. kjv1966 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Ithink this is the stupidest article I have ever read! This sounds totally fabricated. Where is your proof that she is doing this. What mother or even person would spank kids on a daily basis and then write it in her journal? Spanking happens in an instant no one thinks about it afterword nor does anyone write about it. Anyone who believes this bs is as ignorant as the person who wrote it! The only difference is the one who wrote it was desperate for a story, the one who believes it…you figure it out.

  114. jessie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Wow people love to be the judge.No that you dont give a damn about this woman or her kids!! Just want to be negative and stupid. You idiots how are you raising your kids??

  115. katie's mom Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    It was apparent that Kate has some anxiety and control issues. She really needs to go into counseling to release some of her anger and resentment. I don’t think that she ever wanted to have that many kids and she never dealt with the fact that her life changed so much that she didn’t recognize herself or what was happening. Jon never said anything because I think that he knew that she was unstable and just wanted to keep the kids safe by not confronting her. Bottom line is that she is a control freak that can’t handle when things are not done to her satisfaction. I hope that the kids recognize that the way she acts if wrong, or else they will be destined to repeat the same patterns in life. It is pretty sad. Especially when all Kate will do is blame Jon.

  116. Sista K Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I was whipped not spanked (and proud of it) as a child with belts and switches that I had to pluck from the tree myself. ‘Til this day, I respect authority and won’t cross certain lines. I agree not all children need corporal punishment. But if they do, they might need to move from the cheap dollar store wooden spoons to a good old fashioned leather belt. If more kids got whipped, we wouldn’t have all this madness and fear in the public schools today. When the police is pepper spraying & cuffing your drunken college kid at spring break in Daytona, you’ll wish you had put the fear of authority in him or her when they were children.

  117. Deb Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Holly Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with spanking. I’m sure the media is blowing this out of proportion, as usual. If you had 8 kids, you’d probably be using that “spanker” a lot too!

    What about lifting a TWO year child by the hair? Delusional much?

  118. Ginger Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Get over it, spanking is what most kids today need!!! Then we would not be faced with all of the rude out of control children that are running around today.

  119. Sil Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    “Spare the rod and spoil the child”, as the old saying goes. With eight children to raise on your own, you better have some strict discipline or all hell breaks loose. Training sargeant necessary.

  120. Susan Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    She deserves so much more respect than she is given. Spanking with a spoon. Comeon. My father had a short whip until we buried it and suffered the fist instead, but – hey – that was the 50-s-60′s. Parents were allowed to control their children then. Too bad Jon had to bail out when Kate is trying to earn the money after he quit his job. Oh that’s right he’s a cheater. No stress there.

  121. betty Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:37 am

    so what ;, people use a fly swater, or a stick off a bush, or a hand across the butt,or wooden spoon, people what would you do with 8 kids, they would drive you crazy, within a day , they have to be told what to do, how would you keep peace and quiet,
    i got switched, and slaped, i grew up ok, i needed it, for back talking, why do you think we have drug users and kids who kill ;because they weren’t corected when they did something wrong;these kids will grow up ok;

  122. Jake Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Jon did a great job of leaving this Nut-job who wants to be celebrity on TV using her children. Jon realized what she became..a monster who don’t care of their children. Jon should of pull the plug when she started the show. I know Jon tried but it was too late..TLC sue him for breach of contract..lol. TLC should be ashamed of themselves using kids to profit. I’m glad the show is over and I don’t have to see this crazy woman anymore..I hope media do her justice by ignoring her.

  123. Vicki Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Spanking is fine I have no issue with that at all. My brother and I grew up in the 60-70′s and were spanked and neither of us is twisted or sick because of it. We respect our parents and know what is right and wrong and we do something many kids today do not do LISTEN! Kate could have spanked her kids and not caused a fuss but a spoon ?? ok but she says she pulled him up by his hair…people dont you see she just looses control. I am not saying I dont understand but you dont do this to your kids! Jon didnt say anything becaus she is what she is and that is why he finally left her. She is manipulative controlling and does what ever she needs to to get her way. He had to walk away from his kids to get away from her and HE looked like the bad guy. I was so proud of him for finally standing up to her and all her garbage. She like many other Mothers had NO idea of what she was getting into with all these children. She needs someone to watch her before the kids end up just like her and it may already be too late.

  124. Darrin Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I would’ve welcomed a spanking with a wooden spoon as a kid versus some of the items I was beaten with! Thankfully.. the experiences I experienced molded me, and made me adamant to not put my own kids through the same thing.

  125. Seymour Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    @All the people suggesting this is “good discipline: This is NOT discipline. This is a parent taking out her anger on her children. There is a huge difference. When a parent hits a child because the parent has lost it, the action is no longer about discipline and all about the parent’s anger. This teaches a child the totally wrong message – it doesn’t teach the child to be responsible – it teaches the child that physical abuse is an okay response to anger.

  126. Sherel Daniels Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Whenever an adult picks up an “object”, shoe, fly swatter, board, spoon, hairbrush, to discipline a child, it is more of a frustrated release for the parent than discpline. Discipline means guidance, not beating into submission.

  127. Lisa Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Looks like the vote is in. Using a spoon to discipline a child is NOT that uncommon! People are grasping at straws to condemn this woman because of their prejudices of her. If I had 8 screaming kids I would be pulling my hair out! Back in the day it was also common to take a twig off a tree and hit your kid with it! It would leave welts. People were not running to the media calling mom cruel either

  128. Grangle Dangus Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    You people are fucking stupid, I got way worse than this when I was a kid, grow a pair already.

    This is exactly why this generation is fucking retarded, no one beats their shit in when they fuck up.

  129. tiffany Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    this sounds a little fishy to me.. it’s not Star magazine is a reputable magazine. where are these “journals” at? and how would someone from a magazine have access to them.. also who would write in a journal about abusing their kids?? something just doesn’t add up sorry!!!

  130. vandyisrich Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I’m sorry, but when did spanking become “beating”. This world has gotten way out of hand. I got spanked when I was a kid with wooden spoons, hair brushes, belts, hands, whatever was available. I have a great relationship with my parents & never once considered it a “beating”. Spare the rod, spoil the child – and that is exactly what’s wrong with this country. I remember when kids got in trouble at school and went to the principal’s office to be spanked. Kids weren’t nearly as out of control then as they are now. What kid is going to say “yeah I’m not going to do that again because I don’t want a time out” – what kind of punishment is that. No kid wants spanked, that’s why it was the best punishment. I can’t imagine time out’s being an effective form of punishment. Who dreads that?

  131. Gary Sherer Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    The problem with Reality TV is it makes celebs out of shallow empty headed people like this babe.

  132. Teri Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    First how did they get ahold of her private diary (right after CNN published Ambassador Steven’s diary) and second if she hit them really hard with diapers on there would be marks, because a babysitter did that to my kids. It is just a publicity attempt on her part. If it was really happening you would see it during diaper changes, so the crew, the “helpers”, Jon, the doctor, and family members would have seen it. I do know she is guilty of verbal abuse to Jon. He said enough, divorced her, party hardy for a couple of years and then became a working class citizen again. Out of the lime light. I agree with chadster, when did she have time? I mean she was complaining about how tired she was all the time.

  133. moldja Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Really people??? I love Kate and she is an excellent mom. Raising 8 Kids on your own is not easy work. I come from a large family and have been around kids and raising kids since i was 12. It is a lot of work. Spanking is not something bad. Plus, I highly doubt this is true that she abuses her children. Like the other commenters said, if it were really true, why didn’t the camera men say something. A bunch of none sense. Keep up the excellent work Kate. You are amazing.

  134. wh Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    One thing we need to remember is that these gossip site tend to over exaggerate articles for reactions. If she is abusing her children then she should be reported but on the other hand if you look at kids today it is obvious we pulled back the discipline to far.

  135. Misty Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I think this is the exact problem with kids now… you know I got spanked as a kid…with a belt…oh gasp and you know what.. I grew up just fine and respect not only my parents but other adults…which most kids nowadays do not…..

  136. Momof4 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Really? This does not surprise me at all. Why didn’t Jon do anything about it? Because Kate verbally abused him as well. SHE wore the pants in that house! That’s probably why her marriage ended. She abused her husband on national TV. So why would we be shocked to learn that she abused her kids? My daughter beats her kids with a belt!!! WRONG!! People like this should not have children! I don’t feel bad for Kate, either. She, being a nurse, knew the consequences of in-vitro and multiple births. So, sorry, no Boo-Hoo poor thing comments coming from me. I just feel bad for the kids!!!!

  137. Woo Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:56 am

    YOU all are NUTS! It’s called discipline people! You liberal twits that think its okay for your children to disrespect adults, cuss at you or screen like animals in public is okay. Listen again it is called DISCIPLINE! A wooden spoon is not gong to hurt anything but pride. I say the parents who allow such behavior need to be disciplined. Anything to make news people. Kate you are in your right to do as you feel fit raising your kids. People mind your own business.

  138. Rose W. Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Reading or hearing information doesn’t necessarily make it so. I would have to get all the particulars — input from Kate/input from accuser — before I would believe these accusations or not. I think this would have come out a long time ago, if it were true. Believe both Kate and Jon love their children. Also think children would be afraid of their mom if that were the case and they appeared to be boarderline spoiled brats the last time I saw them.

  139. a mother of 4 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    what wrong with using a spoon sometime that is the only to get your point across. one time my oldest did something wrong and i spanked her with my hand she looked at me and told me that didn’t hurt so i used the wooden spoon just one time and she didn’t say that again and i haven’t had to use since on her all i have to say is im getting the spoon and she stops what ever she was doing. there is nothing wrong with A spanking when they do something wrong just dont go out and “beat” them with it.

  140. Juggernaut Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    While I don’t really support this woman in anything she does based on the fact that she IS just a media whore vis a vis Octomom, I do believe in spanking as a valuable and totally underused form of discipline in todays society. People try talking to kids, they try bribing their kids, they try encouraging bad behavior…if I acted out when I was a kid I got the belt. If I REALLY screwed up I got the buckle. Guess how many times I REALLY screwed up when I was a kid. Now a days I see kids running wild with no consequences. People need to teach their kids respect and good manners, and if a rap with a spoon now and then does the trick then it does the trick. As for Gosselin though she should never have been allowed to breed. Had to clarify. haha.

  141. patti Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    this broad is nothing but a skank whose claim to fame is having had a LITTER of kids…that is gross…she is gross and all those half breed kids are downright ugly. who cares if she hits them…or herself..

  142. Iddie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    The name of Kate’s new show will be called………..

    KATE ” I never miss a beat”

  143. Shawn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Kate Gosselin is the “c word”. And I don’t mean cuckoo either.

  144. NotSoBad Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    First off, how did they come across her person journal and since when is that okay? Secondly, while I’ve seen the shows and she has flown off the handle more than once, she has EIGHT children! I don’t know how reading an entry about wooden spoon spanking can be turned into an abuse case unless someone has actually seen it. I am in my early 20′s and was spanked regularly as a child, when needed… I turned out fine. Maybe that’s the problem, people don’t spank their kids out of fear of it being called “abuse”, so why not just wait for your kid to be a criminal so the cops can legally wack them hard with a billy club?? Come on people…

  145. donna raider Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Since he has her written truth. Then Social Services should be called. They will get to the bottom of this.

  146. MARY Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    She nothing a bad mom and all way a nasty ass bitch!!

  147. Chaletha Vickers Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Ok here is what I have to say, life isn’t easy but when your rasing 8 kids life gets pretty tough and if you guys remember jon and kate did a two hour special called sextuplets and twins or something like that, the TLC contaced them and asked if they wanted to do a show they needed the money its job and the kids always had a say in this. they love the camera crew its Toddlers and Tiars that exploits those kids. Kake gave up her job as a nurse to stay home with her childern, but no marraige no relationship is perfect somebody like jon can’t stand the abuse and just pick up and leave.. atleast jon divorced her and still sees him kids from time to time… in today’s world it is considered abuse if you spank your children…. so how do we punish them? my father spanked my butt with a leather belt and I am respectful young lady. there is nothing wrong with kate spanking her children now if it got out of hand that she was slapping them on the face or something that would be different. And I highly doubt that this journal is real the papratizi just look for things to damage so prove that this is real!

  148. sherry Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I think she is just wanting more publicity and this is where it has gotten her. She needs to remember not all publicity is good. She seems selfish and out of control. She calls herself a christian but I think she is fooling herself. The kids sound like they are not turning out very well from what the public has seen. It’s too bad because as soon as she saw a chance for some fame these kids did not stand a chance. Too bad there are not family members that would step up and intervene on the kids behalf because I think they could prove they are not being raised with parents that are thinking of the kids best interest.

  149. Angela Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Pulling a child’s hair for eating candy? I have never pulled either of my children by the hair. I have never “lost it” over anything they have done. They are children and children do things like eat candy, make messes, and get into your things. Set up an age appropriate environment and your problems will be minimal. I saw an episode once where she freaked out over dirty clothes. WTH- they are kids.

  150. Linda Glass Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I was hit with a belt growing up, and I survived but it doesn’t make it right! Pulling your kids hair and hitting them as hard as you can, is not disiplining, it is abuse. Period.It is only because the parent is mad that this happens. there are better ways to teach children. Time outs are effective for both the Mom and child.Kate needs anger management classes so she can learn how to raise 8 kids without abusing them.

  151. Steve Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    By judging others we blind ourselves to our own weaknesses and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.

  152. jessica Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Wrong is wrong. If she is verbally or physically abusing her children regardless of how tired she is beause she has 8 CHILDREN, there is absolutely no excuse for wrong actions. What I don’t understand is, unlike other single mothers, she has the financial means to lessen stress….like spending quality time with her children. But I guess she doesn’t want to spend money or time on her children, because SHE IS TOO BUSY SPENDING MONEY AND TIME ON HERSELF. (shhh…don’t tell anyone)

  153. Connie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    While I am not fond of Kate — to much of a total control personality — I have to wonder if this latest story is even true. How would a “reporter” get such incriminating journals? How do we know that Kate really wrote them? If they are false I hope she sues the now and future pants of this “reporter”. If they are real then get help for those kids – fast.

  154. Robin Dawn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    OMG…How would a reporter find her journal???? Was he going thru her house,I dont buy this in the first place. Secondly, some say there are better forms of discipline these days, NOT! Look at the monsters society is turning out today because of lack of discipline…I was spanked and spanked hard with a belt, a switch, a hand a paddle,and I learned to behave ,be resonsible,show respect,to work hard and care about others. I do not consider myself abused at all.We are abusing our kids by NOT discipling them.Until you KNOW whats going on dont judge her.Jon should have stood up and stopped it if indeed it was bad and he didnt …probably because it wasnt, it was just a good old fashion spanking!!!

  155. Aimee Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    She is a drama queen who craves the spotlight. Why are we giving it to her?! She had 8 children, hard yes, but spotlight worthy, NO!! So stop talking about her and giving her attention. Anyone who thought she was mother of year before this true or untrue story is dumb!

  156. Jean Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    How did private journals become public? I guess bad publicity is better than no publicity at all.

  157. vicki wasilenko Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    There is a difference between spanking a child and abusing a child. In a society today where spanking a child (not abusing) can land you in jail, its no wonder why some children behave and do as they please. I am 27 years old and if I did something wrong I was punished and yes I have been hit with a wooden spoon before, as I have also gotten spanking with a belt. Guess what? Those punishments taught me to behave myself. I am sure that given her celebrity status a lot of this is being blown out of proportion, and lets be honest… if you are abusing your children chances are you won’t keep a journal of it.

  158. Emily Heinz Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Wow. And i thought my methods of farting on my children were bad.

  159. frank simons Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Jon didn’t just get away he Excaped to bad his kids can’t

  160. Susan Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    This women clearly has borderline personality traits. She’s sick. Her husband did nothing as he has a passive personality, and was powerless to do anything until he was out of the household.

  161. julianne Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    What do the kids learn? That the way to deal with issues or problems is with violence.

    All you people who say “I got spanked and I’m okay…” This is NOT just spanking! It is hitting violently. And why the heck didn’t Jon speak up? They’re HIS kids too!! He tells the tabloids but doesn’t address the issue? Maybe he only decided to hate it after he saw the big ruckus that was raised about it!

  162. msbdw1 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    It’s unfortunate that society wants to play a role in telling parents how to parent, but the same society won’t take care of those children when they are removed from those homes and placed into foster care. Those same children who aren’t allowed to be disciplined are placed into “the system” and abused 10x worse than they would have been in their own homes. We are not within the walls that hold the many years of happiness that far outweigh the “damage” the the spanker could have done. I would much rather spank my children now than have the warden or his prison bunk mate do it.
    We need to mind our our business in our homes and worry about how to keep our children in line. Years ago, people parented and I’m sure eyes were open to the abused children. LET US PARENT! The world would be much better if we could.

  163. IZZN Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:28 am

    All of the commenters who are saying “Meh, what’s a little spanking when a mom is stressed” need to read her own words, not just what is printed in this article. She says she “whipped him severely into his crib” after she lifted the infant by his hair. In her own words, she “always wondered if I was capable of severely harming a child and now I know, today was that day”. She admits she screams at them, calls them monsters,wakes infants from naps by beating and “I woke her with my angry voice” because the infant pooped her diaper during her sleep. And this is the stuff she was proudly writing in a journal, thinking it would make a great book. Can you imagine what she left out?

  164. Lori Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Who gets the profit from this book of unsavory gossip?

  165. Dawn L Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Anyone consider the possibility that this is all bull? Who has 8 kids (6 toddlers) and has time to keep a spanking diary? How did this reporter happen to stumble upon her personal journals?

  166. Cindy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    There’s a lot of difference between a quick, attention-getting swat, spanking, and beating. Why is the assumption that she “beat” her kids? As a public person, she and her family are often surrounded by others – pretty sure IF beatings were happening, someone would have seen bruises or other evidence. Funny how people – the perfect parents? – like to judge others to make themselves feel superior.

  167. joe Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Kate Plus HATE!!! Get on it TLC…Why would ANYONE be surprised that an ABUSIVE WIFE would also turn out to be an abusive parent. Corporal punishment…right or wrong…Kate has ALWAYS had a lot of anger issues. Dat Bitch is KRAZY!

  168. Kedra Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    She is a CONTROL freak WITH OCD. Everything had to be perfect and in line or she would blow up. It showed on the tv shows. She even abused her husband too. If he didn’t do what she told him and the CORRECT way in her mind he should do it, he’d get verbal abuse too. He had to get out but couldn’t do anything for the children because she used the children to put in front of the TV for the world to see HER. Yeah, she is totally psycho. One day when her kids are big enough, they will tell all and THAT will be the show to watch or book to read!

  169. jay gordon Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I look at this country and shake my head and wonder what went wrong in our society and truly pray that the people opposed to physically reprimanding a child dont look at society and ask why did my two year old get hit by a car or why is my teenager in a detention center or why did my kid get beat up for stealing… whatever! If you keep a spoon paddle or switch on hand for discipline i commend you for caring about the safety of your child and our society a society that until late looked down on people for sparing the rod whether she is abusing her child i have not been selected as a member of twelve peers nor been given a robe and gavel to preside over such matters

  170. tia Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    who knows what to believe..most of the stuff that you read online and in the “news” isn’t true just a waste of time that people such as myself read this..just another useless way for people to make money

  171. Lisa Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Wanna see how the Jon&Kate+8 kids might turn out as adults? Search GOSSELINS GONE WILD on utub.

  172. Lori Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I don’t like this woman, however, I don’t believe this story. Her private diary? Really? where did they get it? Just leave her alone, if these kids were abused she would not have been able to control it in front of the camera ALL the time. TMZ would have snooped their big noses in it a long time ago if there were ANY truth to this. CPS would have been called by someone. Or the kids would have let it slip on camera.

  173. Liz Lyons Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I don’t believe she physically abuses her kids or beat them with spoons when they were babies. I’m not a fan of hers and really don’t like her at all. Today, you really have to watch every thing you do or say concerning your kids or social services will be at your door.

  174. Loren Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    She should be tried as a criminal. Violence is violence. America is corrupt with violence towards children based on Christian mores.

  175. JayR G Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    If she was in fact a single mother raising 8 children on her own without her millions, I would probably sympatize more. She’s more blessed then everybody who left a comment on here! Yes she’s a single mother of 8 but…she’s how many millions of dollars richer than you. No to abusing your children regardless!

  176. Loren Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Her violence is disturbing and demonstrates a psychopathic behavior.

  177. Wise One Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

    Proverbs 22:15

  178. Dana Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Really are there so many people that are stupid enough to think that a gossip site just happened to get their hands on someones personal diaries? Really? So many people quick to jump on this bogus and made up story all because they hate this woman. While she may have been horrible to her husband and frankly I don’t blame her he was lazy, irresponsible and unplugged when it came to the children, not only that he was a big fat cheat who didn’t want the kids,, his parting words from the show will never leave my mind, I am only 32 I don’t want all this responsibility. He sure had no problem taking the money tho and spending it on his teenaged girlfriends and fancy trips until he had blown through every dime he had and now cries the blues about being broke and does not pay child support. Ask yourselves people before you join the feeding frenzy here exactly how would radar online get someones personal journals and what person would actually chronicle beating their children? This is one big fat made up story all to create some juice for the tabloids. I know most people are smarter than that. You don’t think Jon would have used that against her in court to get custody of the kids, get the house, get the money, and have Kate responsible for paying child support? We know he is lazy and doesn’t want his kids but he would have been able to hire live in help to take care of them and he would have had a merry life. Wake up, this is one story that is just filled with BS!

  179. Hope Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Maybe she should have used the spanker on the twins! Live and learn. The posts on here show just how slack child rearing is nowadays. My Mom beat me with a wooden yardstick and I haven’t robbed a bank, done drugs, killed anyone, etc. The media blows everything out of proportion and so do the psters

  180. Rodney Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Think Jon should come pick his kids up and take the skank back 2 court!!!

  181. tray Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Please I find it reprehensible that anyone is more worried about someone finding her personal journels then her child abuse. I quit watching the show very eraly on because of how she treated her children. Sadly this coming out does not surprise me. Whast does surprise is the lack of character shown by the people that defwend her. There is no excuse for abusing children.

  182. jim bob nunya Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Why is this loser still in the news?

  183. Darla Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    You critics of spanking need to understand that if you don’t control a child early on, you will end up raising Aurora Theater shooting style people. Kate is doing a good job. Let her be and MYOFB for a change.

    Now, go get your meds and calm down.

  184. Marilyn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    She is an abusive and digusting person…she needs psychological help.

  185. Rocio Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I thinks this info maybe fake because she is suffering since she is not in tv.

  186. Rika Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I really do not see anything wrong! I would totally use a spoon too, I recall getting spanked with one myself. That is what is wrong with kids now a days, they fear nothing. No wonder society is the way it is! You go KATE!

  187. LS Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Two words: GO AWAY!

  188. Anna Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I got quite a few spankings in my life and I turned out just fine. I managed to avoid Granny’s wooden spoon but I got the belt, hand, flip flop and even a wooden stick. I think everyone just looks for any and every reason to deamonize this woman. Granted she’s not perfect but until you can walk on water then turn it into wine who are you to judge?????

  189. GEO Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Kate is in dire need of anger/parental management. When the show was Jon and Kate plus 8 she was always rude to the husband, saying “am always put in the position of finding chores for him, otherwise he sits around all day long”. This is her on TV degrading the husband. I can imagine what when on when they were alone. When she was on Dancing With The Stars, which totally confused me because she’s a star of what?. Anyway, I digress. She pissed off Tony Dovonoli so much, that he took his microphone off and “I quit, I can’t Take it anymore”. The studio people had to calm him down. When she was a guess of Sarah Palin, she bitch every minute she was in Alaska. Granted I don’t like to play homeless, but they do, and the kids were having fun, so id you stand on a corner bitching and not helping of course you’re going to get colder. Kate is a miserable person, she’s bitter, and she’ll never change. And the person that called her a heffer how dare insult the cows. Just think everything the cow provides.

  190. Veronica Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    WHY write about spanking in a journal??

  191. lyss Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    i mean, the source is Star Magazine. Not really that dependent.

  192. Teddah Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    She is just … if you watch the show even on youtube you’ll see her with a stick of some sort when the kids get in trouble and the camera ALWAYS cuts away. Then it’ll show the kids clutching an arm or legs and screaming their heads off. Maybe Jon let it go but so did the camera crew and I’ve been saying this for ages but of course I was just jealous that she was the perfect mom. I’ve been taking care of kids longer than she’s ‘wanted’ kids and I have a temper to rival anyone’s but I would never beat a child much less with a weapon. She’s sick and she did something for the dumb judge to grant her custody of the kids. It’s clear to anyone not hypnotized by her ugliness that she’s NOT mother of the year. It’s official she’s worse than Jhesse Shockley’s mom. Look Jheysse Shockley up and you’ll see what I mean.

  193. Beth Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Kudos to her! Spanking is NEEDED in this generation, there is a difference between beatings and discipline. I was “beaten” when I was younger, and guess what I’m so thankful my parents took the time to show me what is right and wrong by having consequences. Kids nowadays have NO respect for elders or authorities because discipline is looked down upon. So kudos to her and ALLLL the other parents who take time to raise thier children with consequences for thier actions even if to many looks like “abuse” or “violence”.

  194. netgunny Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    You guys are a real piece of work. First, what are the chances that what we are reading is a fair, unbiased account of what is taking place in that household. Second, if she is doing something that is inappropriate, why is no one offering her any type of assistance? Third, how does airing her dirty laundry for every barely literate, moron to take cheap shots at her help her or her children? Anything to make a #@#%ing buck. You ought to be ashamed. Fourth, what in the world makes one believe they have the right to read someones journal without their consent? Are you guys #@#%ing serious. Journalism ala Jerry Springer. Who benefits here?

  195. Susie Homemaker Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Who are we to judge? Do we live in her home and do her day to day errands and activities? NO!! Just remember when you point that finger and judge her that you have three pointed back at you! Use your time and energy to sweep and around your own front door and believe me you will not have time to sweep around someone else’s! Meaning tend to your own business and leave the JUDGING up to God! Just Saying!!

  196. judy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    This woman has to have a very scheduled life to be able to raise that many kids. The TLC crew sided with Kate long ago about her having a 9th child named JON. They said if she didn’t say much he’d never have helped. After 60 years of living it has been proven that at times spanking is necessary,Not Beatings. I doubt very seriously there were any beatings. The only person who could have gotten hands on that diary is JON when he stays there on his time with the kids.Mmmm, how about that. She shows her kids a lot of love and discipline. It was initially Jon’s deal to do TLC and upon breaking up and TLC fired HIM, he started as his crop and stole his kids money. The judge made him pay it back and now he has no access. She had to prove every cent she spent and was proven to be a mother who does all for her kids,not herself.

  197. Linda Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    From experience in our family with people who are Bi-Polar…I think Kate may be prone to that disease, unfortunately. She needs care and I believe it would make all the difference in her life and her children’s lives as well

  198. martha Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    WHO CARES!!!!!!!

  199. G Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Sounds to me like a certain reporter is making up a good “story” line….I’m not found of her new attitude, but leave the woman alone. If she does spank her children, then she’s no different then any other person in the world that does. She’s just in the “spotlight” “Spare not the rod” if I recall a quote from the Bible right…..

  200. Jessica Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I would NEVER hit my child with a anything. I am a mother with a two year old daughter. Yes terrible two’s are rough and yes I am a parent who spanks. I spank her bottom with my hand only. As far as her snatching poor Collin up by his hair well, that is just CRAZY!!! Children are a gift to us that should be cherished every second. If I remember right she used IFD to get pregnant both times?!?! YOU wanted it honey now put on your big girl panties and deal with it like and adult!

  201. Wan Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    How do we know this to be true? both sources listed are not reliable. Where’s the proof? Robert Hoffman, show us your evidence!

  202. Krystal Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    There is a difference between spanking a child and beating a child. Society is just so messed up now. Back in the 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s children were more respectable because they knew that their parents and the entire neighborhood will spank them. It is a shame that you can’t even spank your child without someone else telling you how to discipline your own child. I bet if they had a chance to deal with some of the disrespectful children (yes even at the age of 3) they may “secretly” spank them also. AMERICA give me a break! Spare the rod spoil the child. I will let the bible tell me what to do with my child not society. As long as I am not abusing my child, spanking them for something that they know they did wrong is not a problem. Each child is different. I was the one that needed a good whipping whereas my sister was the one that you can talk to and she would comprehend.

  203. jank brock Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Kate Gosselin is a useless c unt made famous by more useless american c unts with no lives.

  204. Millie Andreasen Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    You people are a bunch of hypocrites! I am a Doctor, a great member of my society, and my Grandmother spanked us me an my sister with a guava tree switch, that burned like crazy, and every time that she spanked us WE DESERVE IT!!! We ALL turned out just fine. Good educations, good jobs, outstanding citizens, so a spanking has NEVER, EVER heard anyone! I bet that half of the ones here that are “appaled” with Kate’s behavior, are the kind that submit society to deal with their little monsters day in and day out! The ones that won’t correct their children at a restaurant or a post office, you are the ones creating monsters! A good spanking on time, is the best form of discipline that a mother can give! So get off you high horses, and start disciplining your children, because WE CAN’T STAND THEM!!!!

  205. Rick Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I am so happy that they exposed her for what she really is, Jon may have not been perfect but look what he had to deal with, I used to like the show when it first came out then then Bitch started to appear and turned me OFF to the whole thing. farewell nasty lady, get a real job now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  206. Shirl Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    It’s a wooden spoon…get over it!! I’ve never had a wooden spoon that didn’t break with any real force much less a beating. They are light weight and have no whip…couldn’t hurt much, just a little sting. How much could it hurt on the back of a damn diaper…geez. Just the noise of it will get thier attention. Don’t you perfect people have anything better to do???

  207. SLM Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    The family was filmed for like 5 years. Wouldn’t this have come out before now? I don’t give this article any credit. I think it’s false.

  208. Lori Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    BULL CRAP STORY.

  209. Krisia Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I would not call spanking child abuse. Trust me if she was abusing those kids their attitude would have been a lot different towards her. She would have been feared. Now IF she pulled a child up by his or her hair that is definitely abuse but spanking a child is not abusing them. Time outs, directing their attention somewhere else, moving things, etc does not work for all children. I agree that some things deserve a pop on the hand. She was not wrong to spank her children if this is true but she was is wrong for pulling a child by their hair if that is true

  210. karen Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    ARe you kidding me, how do you get somones journal, to break into their home. I believe that a wooden spoon on the bottom through heavy plastic diapers is nothing,but disciplining out of anger is wrong. Kids need a little swat every once in a while to not spoil them, spare the rod and spoil the child. Once in a while I said , otherwise, mostly put them in timeout for one minutes for each year they are old.And get down at their level and tell them why they are in time out and after wards when their time is up, prompt them to say sorry to you and then tell them that you love them and give them a hug, they have to know they are still special and loved.

  211. baby P Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I thinking will help in disciplining your children and she has eight to manage all by herself. Because the worthless father JON left her, as a woman it is hard to keep up with alot of kids. If she doesn’t take action now believe me down the road they might end up being criminals, then what will society say, we will blame the woman again. The father didn’t have the balls to stay and help with what he created. That’s why women are the stronger species on earth.

  212. baby P Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I think spanking will help in disciplining your children and she has eight to manage all by herself. Because the worthless father JON left her, as a woman it is hard to keep up with alot of kids. If she doesn’t take action now believe me down the road they might end up being criminals, then what will society say, we will blame the woman again. The father didn’t have the balls to stay and help with what he created. That’s why women are the stronger species on earth.

  213. pjm Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    If anyone ever saw how she treated her husband, it’s surprising that he lasted as long as he did. She is a certified “witch”. I always felt sorry for him. He had no say in anything. He really didn’t want any more children after the twins were born. I could never understand why anyone, especially moms, would ever come to Kate’s defense. Kate Goesslin is raising 8 children on her own because of choices, she, and only she, made. I feel sorry for those kids

  214. Vicki Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Ok this is nuts. I think this is way out of control. First of all who ever said they have a journal of hers show it. I honestly do not believe they found this. If they did I would bet it is not hers. I would bet it is a phony book written by someone who wants ratings. By the looks of the children they seem to be healthy happy kids.
    Not to mention I as a parent if I thought for one minute that my spouse was abusing my children I would never ever leave them with that parent. So I am sure especially since Jon is also in the spot light if he knew of this he would have never left those babies in her care. I think we all need to look at the entire picture and not base our opinions on how we feel about Kate!
    Give the woman a break!!

  215. Lauren Majure Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Spare the rod, spoil the child. Theres a difference in disciplining a child and child abuse. I do not advocate child abuse or parents who neglect their children, but if you have 8 children and don’t discipline them in some way, you are absolutely insane. Its easy to sit and judge Kate, whom I am not a fan of, from this article which was written to elicit that exact response. At some point, however, we all need to realize that every news source, every written article available to us, is written by a person who has an agenda or a goal in mind. Here, the writer wanted to garner attention and recognition (obviously it worked, i’m commenting) by claiming that a woman who is an attention whore already wrote in her personal journal that she spanks her 8 children with a wooden spoon and gets mad when they eat candy without permission. WOW, really incriminating and detrimental to her character, NOT!! I’m not saying that she’s right or wrong, but don’t take every news source at face value!!!! We have brains and analytical reasoning skills, yet we forget that fact in the information dump of the Internet. If I ever have children, (not currently convinced that procreation is for me) I will most assuredly spank them when necessary for discipline purposes. I will never beat my child, but I’m not going to sit here and judge someone just bc she chooses to make her children behave and does so in a manner that some find questionable.

  216. l banick Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    i would like to know how this ‘reporter’ happened to ‘find’ these journals. I’m not condoning any kind of abuse…I just find the source questionable.

  217. jf Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    a reporter, Robert Hoffman found some secret journals written by Kate Gosselin xxx Found them where??? Laying around loose somewhere??? This is really suspect …. I want to know how he “found” these journals.

  218. d. allen Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    ok ok ok…. pulling a child by the hair for taking candy that is extreme but I know I am NOT perfect I have lost it and so have you… NOT everyday… or everytime. but we have all LOST IT at some point in parenting and we have all made mistakes.. as for the wooden spoon. I used the wooden spoon and my oldest well he just turned 22 and he turned out ok, my second son I used more time out but still spanked if I need too.. my daughter well she has always been good idol threats worked on her… she would cry and you had not even touched her…. My youngest… I use more when then statement, re direction, your job is too… but I went to behavior modification classes cause he has adhd NO I WAS NOT made to go… I went on my own… cause I did not want to medicate him, but essentially had too cause the adhd is sooo severe. Now do not get my wrong I am NOT afraid to tear a lil behind up… with a wooden spoon or with my hand… sometimes they NEED IT… I give Kate props cause I would loose my mind with that many kids… so she is allowed to loose it every once in awhile.. besides kids need to have a lil bit of fear in them… when it come to discipline or they will walk all over you…

  219. Kara Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I find nothing wrong with a spanking, but this isn’t the “spanking” i’m talking about, i’m talking about a small one on the the butt, which alot of people view as abuse and bad these days, But I think Kate wasn’t using the normal “spanking” i’m talking about. She’s verbally abusive to Jon when they were together and even to her kids, so i’m not surprised she goes off the handle at times and goes too far.
    I don’t find a spanking horrible, if it’s a last resort, but obviously kate can’t control her emotions and most likely uses it whenever.

    And stress isn’t an excuse, and doesn’t make it right “noone”, but good try.

  220. Mary Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    What I want to know is why she would keep track of it in a journal?

  221. Jay Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    My mom used a wooden spoon. One day she broke one, so she grabbed a metal slotted spoon(slotted for less wind resistance and metal for its strength) and that is when I ran out of the house saying “you have to catch me”. My mother said ever so smartly “you have to come back sometime” then closed the front door.

    My dad’s choice was to take off his belt and swat my behind with it. This one was the one I avoided by taking the spoon punishment from my mom instead.

    These punishments were rare because I had learned that if I screwed up and did stupid things there were consequences.

  222. Mom-Maw Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I donot see anything wrong with this as long as it is done in a proper way. You have to make your children behave and better a wooden spoon than a belt like I got when I was growing up. I turned out pretty good in my life.I know my Mom and Dad loved me but if I got out of hand then I knew what I was going to get. She has got 8 kids to look after give this woman a break she has been put down cussed and disgraced in a million different ways.She has little help from her sorry ex. And the kids act happy and somewhat spoiled to me. They act like they Love her so she must be doing something right.

  223. Shirl Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Jon was an irresponsible cheater that didn’t want to be bothered by his kids…GET IT RIGHT!!

  224. ashley Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Soooo what you trying to tell me is that kids don’t get whooped know more? My mom beat by ass with worst then that..a fucking wooden spoon really guys really yalled worried about a mom disciplining her 8 sneaky ass kids LMAO! That’s why you got murderers kill people cuz they didn’t get they ass beat for doing shit they didn’t have no business to. I mean 8 kids ass whippings would be handed out daily in my house hold and i know my mom loves me! Plus I turned out pretty damn good! …. LOL! yall make me laugh wooden spoon hahaha!

  225. LINDA Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    WHERE IS C.P.S. I KNOW SPARING THE ROD SPOILS THE CHILD, AND I TOTALLY AGREE, BUT SHE PULLED HER SON UP BY THE HAIR – THAT IS A NO-NO. PATSY KLINE SAID IT JUST RIGHT.

  226. diane Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I agree with #188. No big deal.

  227. HasAClue56 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Whore………

  228. Susie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I for one believe you would have to have some sort of pushiment for 6 childrenn all the same age and then twins to boot. I commend her for not have done the option of selective abortion. And think under the same pressure it would be hard not to do something. I too wonder about Jon and why he didn’t say anything, and who got thcakkedcalledjournals. I don’t beleve in child abuse, but her so called journals I don’t buy that. Also her children all eight will probably come out better than the ones who maybe had time out. And sorry timeout does not work for teenagers now and children have so mush now it would be hard to take anything away from them that would hurt their little pride. So Kate I am not going to judge you, haven’t been in your shoes and can’t even comphend I had two teenagers close and boy and girl and then one ten years later and let me tell you that in itself was enough for me.

  229. Dale Hand Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I dont like her much and think she is ridiculous but i think this whole story is over exaggerated just to make a story. There is nothing wrong with what she is doing and if you think there is something wrong with spankings you are a bigger idiot than Kate

  230. Taylor Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    C’mon people. I was spanked as a child and it worked. I spanked my daughter when she was little and she is a wonderful 9 yr old now. Todays society is way too sensitive. I am afraid of what these children that have no consequences today, will be like as adults.

  231. nene Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    i think they should leave kate a lone people find anything to gripe about who ever reported this to the news should mind their own business i wonder what they are are doing a lot of times people do tell lies because they are haters although i have never been hit with a spoon i was hit with switches it did’nt kill me that’s the problem with the world everything is child abuse and the children are getting out of hand leave the poor woman alone get a life.

  232. JJ Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I got the wooden spoon spankings and my brothers got the belt and I tell you what, we kept in line and knew the consequences of being a brat and we all are outstanding citizens.

    GROW SOME BALLS AMERICA.

  233. Suzy Q Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Im sure this is exaggerated, all kids need to be disiplined, notice how “respectful” kids and teens are now because parents dont know how to control their children, back then kids used to be disciplined in school and spanked and were way more respectful, now spanking makes you a bad parent which in turn causes bad kids

  234. Tammy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I find it ridiculous that so many people on here who are pro-spanking can’t grasp the concept that spanking is not the only way-nor is it an effective way-to discipline a child. Then, they go on and on about how society is coddled, blah blah blah. Seriously? Get a grip. Do some research. It isn’t hard. Just because your parents beat you and you came out OKAY-thats up for debate-doesn’t mean that its okay. There are people alive today whose parents didn’t use car seats but you know what they’re lucky they didn’t die in a car accident like so many other kids who werent so lucky. You made it through getting beaten-great for you. Studies show that 80% of criminals were spanked as children and 80% of society spanks their kids. Perhaps, if you had a brain you would realize that spanking is the problem since its the majority of both society and prison. Studies also show that spanking causes kids to grow up to be aggressive, abusive, and they’re more likely to develop mental illness. But go on making excuses for beating your kids because it makes you feel better that your parents weren’t strong enough to control their anger and discipline you with reserve.

  235. Janis Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I don’t believe this story. People will say anything to cause someone to get in the news. Publicity is good for a person, whether good or bad. I would even acknowledge there is a journal. Most mother’s that have children especially eight, wouldn’t even have time to write in a journal, let alone buy one. Trumped up story.

  236. Jenn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Its taboo in our culture to even spank our kids with our hands anymore. I remember back when kids could be spanked with a belt or a spatula. The part that describes her “grabbing the kid by the hair” is a bit too much. But I don’t think that spanking with a wooden spoon is.

    On a side note, if she left bruises or left her kids with some kind of mental trauma, then thats when it starts to become abuse.

    If she was REALLY abusing her kids, she would have probably lost them a long time ago.

  237. Patricia Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Thats whats wrong with this country people sticking their noses where they do not belong.What parents discipline and raise their children is their business.Government as well as everyone else needs to focus on thier own issues and stay out of everyones business.I got plenty of spankings when I was growing up and it was way worse then getting spanked with a wooden spoon in a diaper.Come on get real people this country is going to hell in a handbasket.I will never let anyone tell me how or when I can discipline my children.

  238. Bre Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    This is probably fake. Why would someone that is in the public eye, like she is, write something like that down?

  239. Lynn Harris Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    My mother used 3 sticks, plaited very neatly. As a result of her attention to detail, I don’t have any phobias. I don’t have the desire to blow up or shoot others. I am extremely polite to other humans. I’ve been told I have the sunniest of disposition. A bonus benefit, I have never been to jail or had the law come after me. I raised my own children, a bit differently; I chose to use one samll stick. Leave the woman alone! At least she is trying to do something with her kids.

  240. Richard Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I don’t care whether she spanks her kids or not. She’s an attention-whoring bitch.

  241. Melinda Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I totally agree with spanking the butt. Most kids I see today could really use one. I got them and so did my kids. A child should have a slight fear of getting in trouble from mom and dad. Problem with todays kids ..they have no respect for mom and dads and they are our countrys future.! SCARY!
    Until one walks in Kates shoes don’t judge her. Her jobs not easy!!

  242. Tamika Bridgewater Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    First of all Kate was able to provide her 8 children an awesome life with amazing experiences, shame on her. There is nothing wrong with spanking! OMG, that is why you can’t do a darn thing with these kids now! The wooden spoon is the best thing to spank with because it will break before you harm the child. Shut the hell up untill you raise 8 kids by your self! Shame on Jon if there was a problem he should have done something, Punk!

  243. Mary Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    My Mom used to make us go get our own switch off the bush to get a spanking with. LOL There were 6 of us and we all turned out pretty well. Most times,she didn’t even spank us when we got back. We all think it was her way of cooling off. A swat on the butt never hurt anyone. The switch maybe,but not a swat. :o)

  244. Reader Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Just how did this so called journalist find her secret journals? Did he break into her home? If so, I hope she presses charges! Sometimes things are taken out of context, that’s how journalists are!!! And no, I don’t really care for her, but enough! Leave her alone!!

  245. Donna Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I don’t think she’s above physical discipline, and I am no fan of hers, but this seems VERY sketchy. How did this person get her private journals.

    Furthermore- who in the heck writes like that in their journals?!

    It just doesn’t make sense.

  246. Jaye Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    MOVE TO FLORIDA!! A County near Orlando is trying to make it legal to paddle kids by their teachers!!

  247. suzanne Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Please people who would abuse their kids and then write it down. hahahahahahah!They probly needed a big ol belt not a weak spoon, please! People if you dont make your kids mind and have respect they will stay in trouble, have no respect for anyone, or end up in jail. Ive seen it to many times. Also stop makin psychiatrist rich off whinny undisciplined kids that dont know whats wrong with them because they never had a whipping and they feel so unloved. people make me sick. Whipem twice if needed. As far as John he should be there helping her make them mind and they might jus not need a spanking. Duh.Remember parents to what the definition of a parent is. Its the parents that dont discipline that needs a butt whippen with a stick!

  248. Amy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Wooden spoon abusive? seriously. I had a couple broke on my ass as a child and pretty sure I grew up just fine. Its called parenting and discipline! Most people need to look up the meanings of both. People are so sensitive these days.

  249. Stan Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Wow. “Beating”!? I’m gonna say that this is a bit of an exaggeration. And her technique? Tool of choice? You mean the one that’s been used by humans for hundreds…thousands of years? Today, we have NEVER had jails/prisons so full – per capita – then we do right now. Why? I believe it’s because political correctness has toaken over for common sense, and children are not being held accountable. There has to be consequences for their actions/words/wrong doings. I AM NOT SAYIN I ADVOCATE CHILD ABUSE. But parents today are NOT doing their jobs. And society is paying the price with young adults who carry less value for life, responsibility, have a sense of entitlement, lack of common sense and even common social courtesy. Raise 8 kids by yourself and THEN let’s see what YOU find needs to be done to get your point across and keep control of the whole gang.

  250. bobbie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    now where exactly did this guy Hoffman find these secret journals? did kate leave them lying around for him to see them? or was he freely in her house looking for secret stuff. If this is indeed true why didn’t they print the page where she states she did all of this? I think this is total bs yeah kids get spankings all the time but I think this is just to sabotage her and make her look bad.

  251. Becky Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Are you kidding me? There should be MORE parents spanking their kids. That’s the problem now days, parent’s DON’T discipline their children. Good for you Kate, more kids need it and to the parents that feel this is inappropriate behavior, you need to have the crap beat out of you!!!

  252. bobcobb33 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    That’s one scary face.

  253. Renee Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    This Harpy is and was a loser now and then. She is an ignorant and should jsut give those children up. She had ruined those kids for years to come. ALL of them will be in therapy for so many of their adult years… the way she spoke to and treated her parents, their friends when they wanted to help her when she was going to birth those babies, her brother, her husband, his family, her friends she lost because she is a VILE and DISGUSTING waste of human flesh.

  254. Rhonda Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Listen, she has eight children! Iknow this does not qualify for abusing and I disagree with spanking in rage or anger at all, but a tap or two with the spoon, hand, or belt in order to get a point across is fine! I was spanked on my hand from 2 years old on and given time outs, I was a very strong willed child and my mom had a very hard time with me and then my brother would jump off stairs like superman and bust his head all
    the time he was a pain. Also, can you really trust this source? Who found her secret journal and why are they telling her personal and private issues to the public! Get her help and doing this to her isn’t going to help….rude writers just rude! God have mercy on Kate Gosselin….

  255. Jodie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    It is really scary to think she would whack and pull a 2 year olds hair and suddenly stop the abusive behavior as they got older and continued to annoy the Red Queen.

  256. LD Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    She was not raising those kids alone!!! all the while they were on tv they had a nanny. Spanking once in awhile with a wooden spoon on diaper is not child abuse. Pulling a kid up by the hair is something else. We don’t know the actuall frequency of these spankings and I too would like to know how and why they got these journals. I never liked her and I agree that she probably browbeat Jon and more

  257. Weng Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Situations vary and so being judgmental is not a good thing. If to discipline one child who is hard-headed is not easy for most parents, how much more for 8 children? I can imagine her difficulties and people should not be conclusive that she’s abusing her own children. Although it would be another thing if she leave marks/bruises on the childrens’ bodies or make them
    bleed….then that would be proof enough to say that she is clearly abusing her children. Kate has the right to do some kind of discipline now that the children are still small because when they are older she might not be able to control each one of them. I wish we can give Kate the benefit of the doubt about the report.

  258. Grandma Ruth Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Im a wise cracking 50 year old lady, and i believe that Kate is a exhausted women who chose to popp out 8 kids!! Thats nasty. Howver, she baths is a tub of money but doenst have the decency to spend not a penny!!!Dont beat your children with spoons!!!!

  259. Sally Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Kate never has been, nor ever will be, a person to admire but to say she “beat” them. Unless you were standing right there and witnessed it first hand it is just heresay.. and we all know that the media print the absolute truth right? (tongue in cheek) I would also question how someone came into possession of her private diaries. No.. as much as I dislike her and would not consider her a good roll model, I do not believe she is a child beater.

  260. Amanda Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I can’t believe Kate would do such a thing like that. I say this because she looks like she enjoys spending time with her children. And when they misbehaved they went in timeout. Which is at least what I saw on John and Kate plus 8, when the kids misbehaved they went in the timeout corner. Which I always thought that, that was a good discipline. I am so surprised that it never got on her T.V. show Kate plus 8. I think she should be taken away from her kids. I also can’t believe that nobody would say anything about this like john. Doesn’t he care about his children and how they are disicplined at kates house. It’s unbelievable that a mother would do that. She eshould feel very upset and mad at herself from doing that to her kids.

  261. StopChildAbuse Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I think the writer should have added the fact that Kate tried to get this book stopped by high priced entertainment attorney Marty Singer. Mr. Hoffman took a lie detector test and everything he wrote is true and he obtained those journals legally. I’m shocked by the amount of people that think this is ok. Kate BEAT those children day after day. A child should be beaten because they are not potty trained in 5 days? That’s just one example, what’s wrong with some of you to condone this?

  262. AHW Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    There have been photos of Gosselin smacking several of the younger kids at the bus stop and other public places for several years. I wish I were surprised by the latest revelations. My mother raised three well-behaved kids without ever spanking us. Everything about Gosselin screams abuser in physical and verbal ways. I live with a person who was abused through physical and verbal violence; 30 years of therapy hasn’t made a dent in all that damage. All the people I know who were routinely spanked seem maladjusted in one way or another. Raising children through fear does not work; teaching them how to behave and why seems much more effective. Self-absorbed perfectionists such as Gosselin should not have one child, let alone eight.

  263. Starz22 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    kate didnt just “spank” her kids from time to time.She BEAT them…so badly that she thought she might have really hurt one THIS time.These kids were reminded every minute of the day that at any given time a spoon could be coming their way.Kate had the spoon in reach 24/7.
    #kategosselinisachildabuser

  264. Jenny Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Who is anyone to judge this woman? We don’t know the situation. When I was young, if I did something wrong I was spanked with a wooden paddle. I learned to respect my elders quickly, which is something many kids and young adults these days don’t do. You can’t put this woman down because you don’t have all the facts. Until you do, it’s best not to jump to conclusions. Remember, the media will slant things however they want to get a result they want. Don’t believe what you read either.

  265. Tami Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I grew up in the times when your parents could punish you by what we now call beating. I was punished with the wooded spoon and the belt. Our parents had three kids, and that’s how we were all punished. On occasion, we got a beating with the hand, too. I’d have to see for myself what Kate supposedly did before I could condemn her for it.

  266. Becky Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Give me a break, she is a great mom. Have you seen children that come from a “no spank” home, disrespectful brats!!!
    Her children are well adjusted, respectful adolescents.

  267. scott Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    For everyone protecting Kate, should be examined themselves! Look at the way she treats people and what do you think she does behind close doors! and i don’t care that she has 8 kids! Thats her fault and hitting someone or beating someone with a spoon is NOT the answer! What about the Verbal abuse on her kids! Everyone Needs to STOP protecting her! She needs drop off the face of the earth and give ALL the money she has made back to her kids.

  268. Candi Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I highly

  269. terryljoh Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Star magazine is not credible and I don’t believe she beat babies with spoons. I’m not saying she hasn’t spanked her children but no beatings. I’m sure if John knew,he would have told that during their divorce meetings with the mediator.

  270. Val99 Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Well I personally don’t think it’s any thing wrong with spanking. In fact I thinks that is what’s wrong with most of kids today not enough spanking.Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying people should abuse children. But there is nothing wrong with discipline please.No matter what she does are any parents for that matter if you spank your been child your bad parent. But if said kids grown up and become troublemaker and worst a crimal. Then you didn’t give them the discipline enough.

  271. sharon Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    There is a big difference between a spanking and a beating. Hanking a kid up by the hair of the head is child abuse and Jon is just as guilty for not stopping it. Personally I couldn’t stand the show because of Kate’s no stop belittling of Jon and always yelling at the kids. And if any of the people who were working on the set of the show who witnessed it and did nothing is just as guilty. I’m glad I don’t have to look at that stupid hair cut of hers anymore.

  272. Renee Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This is nothing new! Everyone already knew she was using a wooden spoon…she even keeps one in the little area on the side of the car door where you can put things! So..this isn’t new news! Why must we keep putting his woman in the news? This is exactly what she wants!! She wants the attention on her an stores like this really gets the attention turned to her!!

  273. Dee Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Really people , you think spanking is bad! Look at the kids today. Most of them do not know the end of a good spanking, and thats why most of these kids have no respect and morals today. I got spanking from wood spooons back of hand what ever . I turned out ok. When rasiing kids one a hand full but 8 . Comeon . I have cousins that were raised in home of 5 or 8 or 12 or 16. Once in a while kids will push it. If you think that diarys from Kate got into these people hands then you are dummer then I think . This is a gossup rag. They do anything to make someone look bad. As for that husband of her look at him today. Looser. If this was true do not you think that her family would have done something and think about it the carmera personel who were around them all the time did not see what was going on PLEASE . Get a life people. The people who wrote bad thnings on here first of all look in your on closet and I know most people today who want to be in the in will not openingly admit they spank their kids . So GROW UP PEOPLE and you try handling 8 kids by yourself.

  274. Bella Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    For God’s sake! Swatting a two year old with a wooden spoon through a diaper??? The kids can barely feel it. It is the idea of the discipline that works with them. If I had 8 kids the same age I would do the same. There has to be some control or they will get hurt doing dumb things thaat kids do!

  275. CJ Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I was spanked with a pancake spatula. Yes, it hurt. No, I wasn’t beaten. Did I get into trouble as a teen? Not really. I fought with my mother, but I never drank, never smoked, never did drugs, kept grades up, went to school every day, never snuck out of the house.

  276. Taylor Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    S U C K E R S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She has not been in the lime light for awhile and this is the way for her to get back in. people respond more vehemently to something negative and then she can go on the defensive. Let’s ask ourselves this….HOW did this reporter just HAPPEN to get a hold of her diary?? Yeah….right, she LEFT it lying around for someone of his caliber and ilk to read……..It is amazing how STUPID people are to BUY into this………..smh in amazement and wonder

  277. Kathy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    It doesn’t say WHERE she hit them, but hitting a 2 year old is reprehensible at best. They are just starting to understand “no” and want to test out boundaries. They are still babies.

    Having said that, I cannot imagine how much pressure she must be under. From the beginning of this whole fiasco of “John and Kate Plus Eight”, she has shown to be very bitchy at times, and I’m sure the stress has really amped up that personality. Not to mention the celebrity she has managed to attain.

    I don’t know how her journal was obtained or if it is even a truthful account. I sure hope not for those kids’ sake.

  278. LINDA Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Beat that biotch with that wooden spoon. Spankings are one thing, but, the way she’s doing it is not right

  279. darlene Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Kind of ridiculous, I am sure she would journal abusing her children. With all the press around and the drama between Kate & Jon’s divorce, it would of come out. Too bad so many people are ready to trash others so fast.

  280. Kristin Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I believe that how she “punishes” her children is no one else’s concern. If she were “beating” them someone would have intervened by now. Come on, she lives in the spotlight…. she couldn’t get away with beating her children.
    I too have used a wooden spoon, spatula, flip flop and a belt before in disciplining my children…. they are healthy, thriving, young adults and I will do it again if they need it!
    Raise 8 children alone, and see how your sanity fairs!

  281. Lightfoot Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    BRAVO Kate……although I think the finding of her diary and the entries being linked are staged….BRAVO. BEAT, and I say BEAT a kid’s ass early and there won’t be anu bomb building, columbine skulking little snots in the house. Let them have their way and you will have goth looking mass murdering depressed wanna bees. Put their behinds to work, limit the TV, violent internet, DVD role playing games, make them mow the neighbors lawn for free and volunteer at the food pantry and homeless shelter and you might get someone is capable of slinging together a coherent sentence and able to manage not only thier lives, but the lives of the elderly that we will all too soon be a part of! Show them limits of behavior and expectations of character and you show them the horizon they can conquer with character that only discipline instills.

  282. sally Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    It is NOT OK to hit/spank children. Just becuase your parents spanked you and you think you are OK, does not make it right! When you spank/hit your kids, you are teaching them that it’s OK to hit others – it’s NOT! To you people who say that spanking shames kids or puts fear into them and you think that is a good thing…WHY would you need to shame your children????? WHAT does that accomplish? THINK about shame and fear and ask yourself WHY would you put that on your child? There are other ways to discipline – POSITIVE DISCIPLINE works. LOVE is not shaming or making your children fear you – fear is not real – love your children and teach them love and try positive discipline! We are here to love each other, not harm each other.

  283. Susan Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Hitting a two year old with a wooden spoon and picking up a child by his hair! That is child abuse. I have always thought Kate was abused as a child and she has deep psychological problems. Jon got himself out, but what about the children. Jon and Kate both seem to have bad tempers. I never hit my child and she never gave me any trouble. I knew at all times where she was and what she was doing. She always made the honor roll, was in the band, took dance lessons and we did volunteer work one Saturday a month. There needs to be more Family time where everyone is encouraged to talk and share. Love your children, keep them busy, make education an priority and set a good clean example. I now have an adorable 20 month old granddaughter that is loved beyond words. Life is good!

  284. Whistledik Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    She’s a meanie. I think she’s got alot of penned up anger from losing $$$$ and not getting laid regularly. The ‘kicker’ is: don’t write it in a journal dipskit!!!

  285. Rachel Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I think this is an absolute, blatant lie. In one of the episodes of Jon and Kate plus 8, Kate mentions that she does not spank her children because it teaches them that it’s ok to hit. I am sticking up for Kate on this matter. She is a great mother and would never beat or abuse her children. It sickens me to think that people believe this and also that some random reporter “found” her journal. I would be thoroughly disgusted if someone found an journal of mine and then went and told the world about it. What an invasion of privacy! Ridiculous!!

  286. sandy underpants Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    How could jon stop her when he was abused as well. Lucky for him he got out from under her abuse, even if it cost his kids their lives. You have to do what you have to do when you’re married to an abuser.

  287. Lynn Lanelle Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t believe this for a second. Why would anyone want to write this stuff in a journal? And how did you get a hold of her so-called journal? Did she drop it out of her purse, or did you break into her home? Such sensationalizm written here! Shame on you for blackening her name like this. I hope she sues your pants off. She needs more money, and she will probably do so!

  288. James Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    My italian mother used the wooden spoons on
    all three of us when we were kids in the 1960′s

    We all lived to tell about it!

    The spoons were so soft from being left in
    boiling hot water from cooking veggies,
    they were not a punishment but a joke!

    We never told her that!

  289. sarah Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Why are you Kate haters so quick to believe something someone says about her? Think about it, this reporter may just want his “15 minutes of fame”. Any time someone “sells” a story to a tabloid, the majority of the time the story is false. If he was concerned about this he would have called the authorities, not a sensationalized news magazine. People need to get real. Let’s see what skeletons you have in your closet, then we can judge you and see how you like it.

  290. Michaelm Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Why are we still talking about this attention seeking whore?

  291. Bill Interfere Here Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Another prime example of a hot woman that no man in his right mind would touch…she’s as mental as they come!

  292. Julie Arnold Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I think it is creul when you have many children just to get on tv and use them to make money and have others help you care for them. Remember a time when they said The Blacks had many children to get more welfare money.If she’s a bad mother then shame on her cause as is said “what comes around goes around”. We are still paying for those children as tax payers.

  293. Whistledik Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I know what I saw when watching the show. She is absolutely abusive. The tabloids only confirm my opinion of her as a bitchy, whining, spoon swatting loser!

    The kids will write a tell-all someday. Splintered asses and all!

  294. Enough Please Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Can someone please stop this heifer?

  295. sam civello Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    i think that kate gosselin is the most unfit mom in the public eye she was a nurse she knows how children look when there abused and how the parents do it and jon gosselin was of her abuse the same the show said it all what and how she treated her husband jon should get full custody of his 8 kids they would probley be better off and she should be ashamed f doing that to her 8 kids its wrong and it makes her a bad parent

  296. Joni Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    She looks like a Barbie Doll. What kind of mother looks like that?

  297. Jason Fischer Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I’m 41 , grew up in the late 70′s into the 80′s and I don’t pine for the “good old days” of “discipline”.
    I was NOT a bad kid, was abused by a babysitter so badly that my sister would have nightmares, I would have nightmares and I came very close to being removed from my parents custody.
    She used a “spanker” on me as well as belts, wooden spoons, sometimes her hands and a couple of times I was kicked as well all she said was “discipline” when my parents brought charges against her.
    I am not saying that parents can’t “discipline” their children, i’m not saying that a kid doesn’t deserve a spanking here and there but ask yourself this: “How often am I spanking my child?” “Do they REALLY deserve that spanking or is there a less violent way to discipline them?
    Let me also say this, ANYONE who has to use an implement be it a paddle, hairbrush, wooden spoon, “switch”, extension cord or even a belt to spank a child you are a COWARD! If your child needs discipline and you feel they need a spanking do it with your bare hand that way you can really feel when they’ve had enough and truth be told an implement is the easy way out and makes you a damn coward!
    No excuses, no rationalization for using anything but your own 2 hands no exceptions!

  298. capodo Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I got the spoon, the belt, even… GASP! had my mouth washed with SOAP once. NEVER did I think my parents were abusive. Sure I was scared, angry and upset for the punishments. But I also knew even then that what I’d done was very wrong to merit such punishment.

    I don’t have children of my own, so I have no right to judge the way someone chooses to raise his or her child. I will say that overall, from what I’ve seen, I don’t have a good impression of Kate Gossling. Or of Jon for that matter. I worry very much for the children and how all of this will eventually affect them.

    But, if any parent feels that a few whacks to the behind with a wooden spoon will keep a child in line, and they do it when they believe it’s appropriate, and the child understands the reason for the punishment… Then who am I to say it’s right or wrong?

  299. Sasha Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    If this is true….. You would think having the camera’s following them around for as long as they did and with all the arguments that were aired and all the garbage that was aired this would have been something that would have been brought to light long before this. all we are doing is feeding the frenzy.

  300. Allison Andrews Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    You’re kidding, right? You read something, did not witness it, and feel the right to smear someone’s reputation like this? How hard did she hit? Was it a small swat – more for scaring than anything else? Did she do it on a well-padded diapered bottom? My grandparents were spanked – great people who raised nine children during the depression and who all got college degrees. My parents were both spanked – and never stopped being loving, Christian people who contribute to society as law-abiding, charity-minded citizens. I was spanked. Jury’s still out on me, but I think I do ok. I spanked my son. He’s an awesome young man with two degrees and is raising an amazing child – whom he spanks when necessary. Get over yourself. It’s the intent, not the action. If the intent is to train and to teach obedience, done with a loving desire to raise good people, spanking is a perfectly fine disciplinary choice. It is not ‘beating.’

  301. Laura Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    WOW, I can bet that some of you moms leaving these negative comments have lost it with your kids too. A good crack on the ass with a spoon isn’t going to kill them and I seriously doubt she beat them. As far as her scolding Jon, she did so because he acted like one of her kids, I know I for one would have been frustrated with his behavior too! NONE OF US know what her life is like, so leave the judging to JUDY!

  302. Katie J Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I work for CPS in child abuse investigations. We would not even go out on this. Obviously it is not an ideal form of discipline, but if no marks are left, it is not abuse. You have the right to spank your child with your hands as well as objects. This is not considered abuse under the law.

  303. Really?? Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I’m not arguing about good or bad parenting on her part. I don’t know the lady nor her children and I would bet a million everyone posting on here if they looked around at children at their kids school, or neighbors, or within their churches etc. would find many battered and abused children that they choose to overlook. Focus on those children not some lady you have never met and are getting another attention seeking persons twisted views on television and internet.

  304. Dawn Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I too was abused my my late father physically, mentally, emotionally, verbally and sexually and I kept quite about because I knew I would become a ward of the State of CA because if I had told my mom she would have killed him. I think abuse is abuse and there are better alternatives to punishing children. I think that Jon should be given custody or that all of these kids should be taken from them both and put up for adoption. Neither of them deserve to have children let alone be parents and then there are people like me who cannot get pregnant and have a child and who would love to have a child and be a parent. I love children and they are God’s greatest gift and they are our future.

    I have something to say to Kate. Remember your kids will put you in a nursing home when you are old and feeble and what goes around comes around. You do not deserve to be a mother and you give the title of mother a bad name! You should have been the one to have been cursed to not being able to have children not me! Fuck you bitch and I hope someone beats the holy fucking shit out of you and I will be the next one in line to beat your ass bitch!

  305. Tracie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    How can ya’ll believe the statement that she is raising those children by herself? She has always had help. While everyone is focused on the spoon did you not also see the comment about pulling Colin up by his hair? My opinion is that she has always been a bad mother and a bad wife. If I was Jon I would have left alot sooner. No one likes to be harped on all the time. By abusing 8 children she is also raising 8 future abusers.

  306. rachel Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I use a wooden spoon at my house too ! And I dont beat my kid I use it as someone would use a wooden paddle at school pretty much same conparison. Wow this blows my mind that this is even a news story. I applaud her for discipling her kids cause unfortunately thats very uncommon this day and age and it makes me sick

  307. Jenny Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Oh please! My mother hit me and my other siblings with wooden chopsticks because we deserved it. Kate is no different. She has 8 whiney kids that would drive you up the wall! Especailly if they all cry and whine at the same time. Give her a break! I would like to see how many people out there can raise 8 children and stay sane. Kat loves her kids but there are times I think she loves herself more.

  308. ravens2001fan Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    You all saw the abuse that Jon got how could anyone think she was not abusing the kids? I have thought that all along and sometimes she would actually show her true self on the show and that was all ok cuz it was a reality show…REALLY?????????????????????? so now you think it isn’t ok….how old are the children…just sayin

  309. AlsoAMother Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I will say this, being a ingle mother is stressful, not matter how much money you make! Children need a little discipline and honestly, do her children look abused? Do they shutter at their Mother’s every word, scared she will hit them or blacken their eye? I have never witnessed that in any episode. While I may not spank with a wooden spoon, I am not afraid to spank my children. I believe we have become a society in which discipline is frowned upon. Children need boundaries and to know right from wrong! Don’t judge her unless you know the truth!! And to the people who call yelling and spanking abuse try and have a few children! I am sure you will change your mind quickly, right around the time your children turn 2 or 3! Oh precious children how I am glad I do not have 8 like her, I’d surely be an “abuser”! Stay out of her life until you can base your comments on experience!!!!

  310. billie kindle Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    stay the hell outta her business we all have skeletons in our closet..

  311. Melanie Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    A wooden spoon? When I was a kid we got a leather belt, fly swatter, ruler, hand, whatever was handy. Guess what? My brothers and I are very respectable human beings who all work full-time jobs and have families of our own. I personally do not care for Kate, as I used to watch her yell and scream at Jon and the children. However, I do not consider a wooden spoon as beating your child. This is what is wrong with us as parents now. We are too terrified to discipline our childen and yes spanking should be part of the disciplinary process, as long as it is not beating your child. I am the same age as Kate and I am sure she was disciplined in this manner as well.

  312. Kim Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    It’s ALL HERE SAY until proven…it really cracks me up how everyone IS always making her out to be a villain…sure she may not be the greatest mom in the world, BUT WHO IS???…Please, if you are then go walk on water for me and let’s see how quickly you sink! People need to look in the mirror and stop throwing stones at everyone else!!! NO ONE IS PERFECT!!!!

  313. Amazed Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Wooden Spoon? HA! HA! HA!
    Times have changed, thus, so should the weapon. Wooden spoons where when great grandma was around. Try a whip or cat`o`nine. Better still, cat`o`eight in this case.
    As for Jon? Try a strap-on for him. Give him exactly what he deserves.

  314. IJ Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Are you all really believing this? Where the hell would they find journals of her’s? Doesn’t make sense. She’s not even ‘famous’ anymore. I think this is totally made up. People are just killing a dead horse here for more publicity.

  315. Kelly Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    If most of yall saying “shes raising 8 kids by herself though”, Kate CHOOSES to raise them ALONE. She doesnt want Jon to have them, thats wrong PERIOD. But you leave your kids to go on DWTS, get makeovers, and hair done, while your kids at home. You seen how she talked to Jon on the show like a dog. I’m suprised he lasted that long. Everyone always on the mom side like shes an angel, like fathers always have to be the bad guy. He may have made mistakes but he loves his kids, and they love him. Kate has tasted stardom and doesnt wanna look like how she USE to look when she was preggo. Kate is money and fame hungry.

  316. Sara Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    First of all, I know parents that use a “spanking spoon” when needed. It doesn’t mean she is BEATING her children. Secondly, EVERYTHING on the internet is true so we ought to start freaking out! Seriously!!?? The reporter/magazines need to educate themselves better so they can write a decent story. Thirdly, the ONLY reason validating this ridiculous story with a comment is because stories and gossip like this can and sometimes do ruin peoples lives.

  317. Burt Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    ‘Beating’ is a totally irresponsible exaggeration. Believe me, I have been beaten. I was also thrown down a flight of stairs. And I have had a gun pointed at my forehead (twice). And I turned out to be a very nice guy. I once saw my friend bud’s dad beat Bud in the back and shoulders with a 2×4 board. Now that was a beating. Spanking with a spoon is a joke.

  318. sasssy Says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    You are $urprised? DUH!
    Let’s not react to her anymore so $he doesn’t get her own $how about abu$ive and p$ycho parents getting rehab with $ympathy.
    Redy, $et , GO!!!!

  319. Lois Bea Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I would bet that she may spank with a spoon, but not hard at all. Probably a little tap or something. Otherwise you would have heard of it sooner, especially from Jon. I just believe the news article knows that there are a lot of jealous people out there that don’t like Kate and would like to see her thrashed upon. Probably by the same people that don’t like the Palins. Now if Kate used a belt, yeah, I would say that was abuse. Try spanking with a spoon. Really. There is no way your going to hurt a child with it. She most likely wanted to discipline them in some way but didn’t want to spank them.

  320. Idiot Proof Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I can’t think of any incident where a two year old would need spanked with a spoon.

    These are entriesd written by her. They are not second hand or gossip.

    Flinch every time? Not if she takes them into another room before doing it.

    THey would only react that obviously when she walked toward them to take them away.

    By the way, you saw, what, one hour per week of their lives. Some fo you act like they were on ‘The Truman Show’ and you saw every second.

    Raising 8 kids on her own does not justify something that would not be justifiable at other times.

    Stress? Please….get away from teh tv show and the limelight a little sooner. Stop writing tell all books. You are also naive if you think ti only happened after the split.

    Both sides need to chill out. If she has crossed into abuse then it is everyone’s business…general public included.

    On the same note, this is only a small snippet…it doesn’t mean she is locking them in the basement and tortuing them like some people seem to think.

    Everything is sensationalized now days…and it makes hard to figure out the truth..

  321. John Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I don’t watch the show, and I basically equate Kate to the Octo-Mom. Their both lame a@# b@#$hes, but my question is..she has been in the reality tv circle for awhile now…where’s the money. She could easily get a legion of nannies to help her out?

  322. pp Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 12:47 am

    It depends on how she does it. I don’t see what’s wrong with that form of discipline. As long as it does not become a habit and unnecessary. Most kids in the US are not disciplind and I think that’s why most of them misbehave a lot. I see kids parenting their parents,and parents smiling it off.What rubbish.

  323. Daphne Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Dr. James Dobsen of Focus on the Family points out that if a child openly defies his or her Parent, who is after all the leader and “Boss” of the family- they must have a come-uppance. He said that his Mom would grab a wire hanger, take off her shoe- anything that was handy and throw it at the direction of his but, when he sassed her. Once, she grabbed a girdle with all of those hosiery snaps, and it whipped around his body! Point is, must command respect.

  324. rachel Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 1:36 am

    oh please, get off the abuse kick, 85% of kids born in the 60s and 70s knew bout the wooden spoons and spankings, that was when discipline was allowed–those kids were out of control, give her a break

  325. kelvin Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 1:45 am

    everyone got their opinion, mines is “try raising all them kids with the time out theory” there aint enough rooms or corners in the house to send them to…as for jon..yeah send them to that irresponsible skirt chasing jerk..yeah i said it..woman will are better parents by large, not always, but in most cases… most of yall wouldn’t even babysit these kids..8 kids..8 attitudes.. eight and no daddy in the house..take your 2.5 kids and shut up..when you open a daycare center..holla back.. lack of discipline is why the world is crazy now…open your eyes…..just saying

  326. NO WIRE HANGERS Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 2:38 am

    I hope her kids murder her when they get older

  327. glenda mckenzie Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 3:02 am

    My parents whipped me with a belt. I think it made me a well adjusted adult. I am better for it.

  328. Geri Attric Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:34 am

    She CHOSE to have those 8 kids and to exploit them to make tons of money on national television. She never was a good mother – but I think she’d made a terrific drill sergeant. IMO Kate Gosselin dresses like a slut and acts like an a$$.

  329. jamie Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:41 am

    This woman has eight kids. I would go ballistic as well. Maybe she should have thought it through before having that many but you can only take so much crap from even one kid before you lose it. they need to listen and learn or get punished. I am fine with what she does. Good for her.

  330. Greg Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:00 am

    She is a pretty lady but I could not watch the show after a few episodes due to her abusive nature with her family, especially her husband. I saw parts of later episodes where she appeared to be very abusive with the “friends” that were helping take care of the kids when she was taking them on some vacation. She is a control freak and seems to have only one agenda, herself. It’s all about her. That and the abuse takes away what beauty she had. A tell all book from the childrens point of view would be interesting to read in ten year.

  331. tammy Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:17 am

    thank GOD the cameras were around alot, or who knows what she may have done to the kids.

  332. Brenda Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Really? A mom with 8 young children has time to keep journals of how often she’s spanking them? I can’t believe she had time to keep a journal at all.

  333. JL Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Did she BEAT them or SPANK them with the wooden spoon? There is a huge difference in those two words. I spanked my children with a wooden spoon and I didn’t consider it to be abuse. It was a spanking. They didn’t get the spoon often, but they knew when they did that what they had done deserved it.

  334. David I Wright Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Hah! Nothing makes a child behave like the sound of leather clearing belt loops. My parents spanked me with much worse than a woodens spoon… spatulas, twitches taken from trees, belts and even their hands. Such a big deal about wooden spoons is totally reckless and ridiculous as far as I am concerned. Great, wooden spoons make great spankers!

  335. Sunny Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Maybe – just maybe – these ‘journals’ are fake. The reporter “FOUND” these journals? Sorry but I am skeptical of any of the paparazzi ilk.

  336. Bob Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    The kids all seemed to adore her on the TV show. I am sure she is a good mother and a much better influence to her kids than this “entertainment ” website is. Spanking is needed in todays society as much as it was needed when I was growing up. Kids need to know there are consequences for inappropriate behavior and sometimes immediate consequences, not taught by sitting in a corner and pouting (per timeout).

  337. Sandy Onike, 19 Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Lol why are people surprised that a child is getting disciplined? I grew up in Nigeria and I can’t tell you how many times I got beat with wooden spoons, shoes, all types of stuff. And I’m pretty sure I turned out fine. I think the problem with America is that anything considered discipline, is child abuse. If you treat a child like an complete animal or neglect that child or severely harm him or her, that’s child abuse. getting a little smack with a spoon, what’s wrong with that? I have gotten those many of times and I know a lot of people that happened to, so I really don’t see this as a major problem ..

  338. Denice Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I was never a big fan of Kate but have always been fascinated with their story. I say kids today need to be taught to respect and not expect. I was spanked in this way as many of my friends and family and we turned out OK so hey what’s the big deal. I say until you have walked a mile in someone else’s shoes you should not judge. Shame on you all who have. Not to mention reading someone’s private journals, really where is the respect there??? People really need to get a life, instead of prying into others and making judgements like this.

  339. Micki Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    This does NOT surprise me AT ALL! She was very controlling. She even had Jon controlled, I could see that! One thing that never set well with me, was her syrupy sweetness to the kids. She’d openly chop Jon off at the knees & 5 minutes later be over the top sweet to one of the kids. It looked fake & “camera-ready”. It’s not okay that Jon knew & didn’t stop it from happening, but maybe he tried & she just wouldn’t listen. Sometimes you just don’t know what to do. I think he was afraid of her, possibly rightly so.

  340. Susie Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:32 am

    heffer is spelled heifer

  341. Nikol Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    This is a sad situation and we do not have all the facts. i agree with one person that the mags are gossip mags, where did they get the info? and further John and Kate just went through a bitter divorce. I am sure that their was a GAL for the children, as John had asked for more time with the kids. And Kate won primary residence. So that said, I would think if this was real, or if it was considered abuse then it would have been reported to the GAL and kate would have lost time or custody of the children….think people think…this is her life not ours. People can say what they want even if it isn’t true.

  342. lacey Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:51 am

    omg! get over it, im pretty sure 90% of kids get SPANKED, (not beaten) with a wooden spoon atleast once in their lives, shoot my mom used to use a fly swatter, my gerandma used a switch off a tree, (one i hadd to pick out myself mind you) i got soap in the mouth all the time, and i am in no way damaged or feel abused by it. you people need to stop trying to run her name into the ground for any reason you can find, people just arent allowed to punish their children anymore apparently and frankly that is what is wrong with kids today!

  343. Vicki Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    OMG How can anyone judge this woman…you raise 8 kids and see what you do…2years old is not to young to get a spanking…put the fear of God in them…What do you want now a days???lazy un respectful kids? Teach them when they are young and you wont have to when they get older….

  344. Michelle Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    A reporter from a rag mag found a secret journal. Gag me with a wooden spoon. (BTW wooden spoons have been used by Italian grandmothers to keep kids in line since the dawn of time. NOT to use one would be a slap in the face of evolution.)

  345. Rick J Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    In the bible it says for parents not to spare the rod or you spoil the child for a reason. Discipline is good. However beatings are going a bit to far. I always explain to my son why he got a spanking and that I love him and not to do it again. It’s called parenting. Our jails are full of a whole bunch of them that did not get spankings when they should have gotten them. I am fine with the spankings. It worked on me when I was growing up.

  346. Wayne Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    This generation of kids is so coddled, it’s beyond ridiculous. This is the first time Kate has done anything I respect. This article is a waste of time reading. No wonder kids commit so many crimes. They never get punished for anything.

  347. Mary J Chuz Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 8:51 am

    While this is horrid, I can’t imagine NO ONE has answered just how the reporter got hold of her journals????? I didn’t see that in the article.

  348. Michelle Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    This is such crap. Tabloid reporter finds “secret journal”? Kate and Jon are both great parents who just couldn’t handle the stress of their unusual family combined with the cameras. Kate loves attention and made her choices. She’s not an abuser. Besides, who would write about it in her journal???

  349. Anna Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Why is Jon considered the poor victim and a good guy when he was the one who cheated on Kate twice and now has a girlfriend and no job? This woman, Kate, most likely did the reality show because there was not enough money coming in to feed, cloth and take care of the family. She had eight kids, is raising them on her own and not doing such a bad job. There is no way she would release her journals to anyone. I suspect this story is made up to make her look bad.

  350. Jen Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Jon gosselin did try to get a court to stop kate from putting his kids on tv. A judge said she can do that. you know everytime people critize her she blame other not herself.Jon G was verbal abuse from kate and even if he tried to stop it at the time i think he was too busy working to support the kids. i am sorry that a judge let kate let her have custody. she and kris jenner have one thing in common they both treat their husbands or ex like dirt, always want money.
    a judge needs to look kate plus 8 where they need to look at that pizza incident and how she acted in front of her kids. jon is has a normal life. i also think that kate needs to go to therapy.

  351. ee Geordie Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:24 am

    “The Wooden Spoon” was always my wife’s threat, but never used; the thought of it was enough to restore good order. Offspring have their own methods, which we much admire and respect. It’s not ignoring discipline that helps children to understand there are limits within which they are going to live down the road.

  352. Molly Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Seriously who writes down discipline issues in a journal and secondly how in the world were her “secret” diaries found by a gossip column writer? It’s something that was written to make money. I was raised with the wooden spoon as were many other’s in my generation and I turned out just fine. Leave the poor woman alone, I mean how on earth can anyone judge a mother raising 8 children (6 being the same age) on her own unless you have walked that road??? I didn’t agree with everything she did on her reality show but her kids never seemed to fear her in any way, which shows they aren’t/wern’t abused!

  353. linda Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    god help her to find! some reliable help!! 1-or2 kids can be a handfull!! but8!!!?
    i dare any of you to try *! and remain cool!!
    god help her!!
    linda
    raised in fostwer care

  354. DeeDee Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Folks let it drop. We are not there so we dont know for sure. I just cant relize the father letting it happen and the person that “found” the journals should have to prove what he is saying and Kate is doing.

  355. linda Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    god help her to find! some reliable help!! 1-or2 kids can be a handfull!! but8!!!?
    i dare any of you to try *! and remain cool!!
    god help her!!
    linda
    raised in foster care

  356. Joyce Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    GO KATE!! If we gave wooden spoons to ALL the teachers & they could use them on “Precious Johnny” or “Darling Dakota” in REAL times of need, we would have a better turnout, unleashed into soceity. Not only wooden spoons but bibles for teaching “history” and allow GOD back into the classroom and correalate this with Parents who also have wooden spoons, WOW!!! We could be proud to be Americans again.

  357. Ralph Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:49 am

    On an ironic note, the list that contained this story on my browser list had “birth control” as the next topic.

  358. Caroline Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I know EXACTLY why Jon didn’t intervene (if that is even true). Do I need to remind you about the Toys-R-Us episode when she publicly humiliated him? Or the time he went to Bed, Bath and Beyond without a coupon and she went ballistic? I’m sure he knew that no one, especially him, was going to stop this from happening.
    I cannot sympathize with her because she has 8 children. She knew the risks of multiples when she started her infertility treatments. We all lose it, but hitting your children is not the solution. Those children will grow up thinking that it’s okay and it will become a vicious cycle.

  359. sophia Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Everyone should stay out of this, they are fine healthy children. My mom would spank us with wooden spoons even the ones with holes in them growing up. It did not kill us, in fact I could think of a lot worse things to spank with.

  360. eric hunter Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Yahn!!! Who cares. Eight children and no father in the home – and she is going to be a saint. Use the fly-swatter or a newspaper. It works for my dogs.

  361. Michael Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Kate is the perfect example of a woman who needs to be fucked, brutally, on a regular basis. If Jon was sticking it to her the right way, they would be married and happy to this day. His impotence is what has made her into the media slut she is now. Once she gets the right cock shoved down her throat, she will be set on the right path.

  362. Guest Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Given her actions on public TV, this comes as no surprise. Although I’m not a fan of the wooden spoon discipline, I’m more concerned of her pulling the kids up by the hair on their head. I’m wondering why she’s unusually quiet on this recent accusations. My guess, is she’s waiting for the paid offers for an interviews regarding the matter. Here we go…again!

  363. shirley Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I don’t believe for one minute that ANY reporter got their hands on a secret personal journal that detailed spankings. And, since we all know just how ugly things got between Jon and Kate during their divorce…there’s NO way something like that wouldn’t have been brought up on Jon’s side if he was supposedly aware of child abuse on her part. Let’s face it folks. Tabloids aren’t usually worth the paper their written on because they don’t have to prove that what they are saying is true! Was a kate a bitch on air to Jon and the kids? Usually. But taking care of 8 little kids when you have a wuss for a husband can’t be easy. Nobody’s perfect.

  364. kathleen Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Even if it was true, I say good for you !! Too many spoiled brats out there, because “mommy” might get reported by some liberal nosy neighbor.

  365. Linda Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I totally disagree with her method of discipline. You don’t pull anybody up by their hair. I bet if you were to ask her children if they hated her, most of them would say yes. She was abusive on the show, too.

  366. JoJo Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I doubt she was “beating” her children. She was disciplining them with a spoon when they had diapers on.

  367. Kat Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    People do love to have someone thy feel justified in abusing. And Kate appears to be that someone.
    In my Opinion the writer of this piece is a parasite that makes their living by giving their public what they want, someone they can be mean and hateful to, with no consequences. We all know anything we say or do can be twisted to make the story read the way we wants it to.

    Kate is not as bad as anyone of you that like to abuse her, it’s like the pot calling the kettle black. I did not hear you all screaming the Olsen twins was being exploited, or any of the other children in the entertainment industry.
    So what is the difference except Jon and Kate had eight, one child is just not very entertaining is it.

    Jon showed how much he loved those eight children he helped create, when he put his needs before theirs, or I should say his penis’s needs before theirs, and took up with a slut (in my opinion), that knew he was a married man with eight children.
    I have never known a man that was being unfaithful that did not justify his behavior by demonizing his wife, LOL, LOL.
    I did it because she is such a witch, well if that is the case divorce the witch first and then dip your wick. Instead of trying to have your party girl and your wife at the same time.

  368. Janet Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I used to get my “spankings” with a hair brush and decided that no matter what I would never beat my kids. If I felt I was getting really angry I would go close myself in my bedroom until I calmed down. I could hear my kids on the other side of the door say “Oh Oh-She’s in her room, she’s really mad now!”Things were always better when I came out. I KNEW Kate was abusive in every sense of the word – I’ve seen that look in her eyes. SHAME on her.

  369. Danielle Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Oh please, leave ther poor woman alone. Raising 8 kids on her own is tough work. She had her ups and downs and in my opion is a little obsessive about things but let her be. She’s been beaten up by the media so much just let her be and go prey on some other celeberty,and don’t always belive what the media says. They will make up any story if they think it will sell.

  370. jan Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    IF this is true then where is the liability on TLC’s part to hid and therefore condone it? If it was so bad that CPS should have been called then shame on TLC, Jon, and Kate. If it wasnt’ as bad as all that…SHAME on the rest of you!

  371. Amiee Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    OMG! Really people? Spanking with a spoon is no big deal. There has not been ANY other discipline shown to be better or more effective than spankings. Look at the level of teen crime, and disrespectfulness in general. More spanking needed, not less!

  372. Harold Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I always thought she was a skank and this doesn’t change a thing

  373. susan Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    An occasional spanking is good. A mother must set boundaries. However…..not a wooden anything. I recommend something that will break if U happen to spank to hard. A fly swatter with a plastic handle. Yes they can sting a little….but the handle breaks in two if you get to aggressive.

  374. B.Shea Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    People need to look up the word discipline in the dictionary. It means to teach. No where does it say to physically hit someone. Physical punishment is used by lazy, ignorant and sadistic people who don’t know any other way to communicate with a young person. Children learn to repeat what they are taught. If you hit to punish, you are teaching others to hit.

  375. Kat Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I’m sorry if this upsets all of you but I am going to defend Kate. She had a husband that did not help her one bit. That’s just like my hubby. He wouldn’t discipline his children. He gave them toys when they weren’t old enough for them (motorcycles when they were 8 and 5) (cars when they were just 16 with no restrictions) All the money they wanted. I could list hundreds of things. I could only be mean and harsh in my disicipline to counteract. It soon became impossible for me to take them anywhere in the car without almost having an accident I bought a wooden spoon just like my step mother used on me and my brother. I use it in the car on both kids. I didn’t hit them very hard and with the spoon side down, It made a loud pop and scared them both to death. I got it out a few times and when I did they really calmed down. I never had any more problems with them. One day they threw it out the car window.

  376. mayiaiyam Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Yea…right. The kids looked abused and she had lots of free time to write each day! Get real – look at the source and think.

  377. craig wright Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    My dad used a belt on my ass. I was a single parent of two little girls,little ruler spankings ,the belt/yard stick later……..one is bsn/rn,the other is sucsessful in fashion design…go figure .

  378. patti nearing Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I have had bad feelings about Kate, for years. She treated on like a dog—-anytime they were on camera !!!! This was something that should have been looked into years ago — but ratings were more important !!!!! She has a very short temper and I have NEVER felt she was the Parent of the Year. DHS should start interveningNOW !!!!!! It is not to late !!!!!!

  379. Blaine Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I’m not buying this story – it doesn’t pass the smell test. Who keeps a written log of their children’s beatings?

  380. Jaynine Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I don’t believe this. A mother with eight children doesn’t have time to journal.

    A swat on the backside padded by a diaper is different from a beating on a bare behind.

  381. DD Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    PLEASE!!… I was spanked with a belt and sometimes it hurt! But it got my attention and next time I thought before misbehaving! I had the two best parents in the world that I love and respect. I also respect teachers, employers, and anyone in authority. I stand up for myself, but was taught to be repectful. That is more than I can say for most kids today. They have no consequences and no respect. Good for her. I am sure these kids are fine. Talking or reasoning doesn’t work with some kids. I have two and discipline them completely differently. Anyone who has kids knows that. But I know the parents who won’t “stand up” to their kids and let them call the shots are treated so badly by their kids and they don’t respect them after they are grown either. Your kids know when they are loved regardless of discipline methods. Kids get away with way too much nowadays!! Good for her!

  382. Melissa Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I call BS on this story. there lives were taped during there whole childhood, dont you think TLC would be required to report such “abuse.” she may a bit of a biatch but i believe she loves her kids more than anything and would not intend to cause physical harm to them. worry about your own kids and lives people!

  383. Joann Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I raised 4, ALONE. She had 4 year old twins, and 2 year old sextuplets. John, did not work half the time, there was no help, and John was/is a womanizer, even to dating her friends daughter. She gets no child support, no family help, her brother, turned on her and I don’t care what you say, unless you are going to volunteer your money and your time on a continuous basis, YOU HORRIBLE PEOPLE WITH NO LIVES OF YOUR OWN, NEED TO LEAVE KATE ALONE. IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE A SITUATION BETTER, WHY MAKE IT WORSE. YOU HATE SOMEONE BECAUSE OF A TV SHOW. YOU DO NOT BEGIN TO KNOW KATE, AND THE TERRIBLE PERSON WHO SAYS HE READ HER JOURNALS, WHERE DID HE GET THEM FROM and how sure his he they are hers. Been awhile since they were on TV. If there are questions, I am sure Maddy and Cara, can give you all the answers you need. Maddy, has never been stiffled.

  384. Nice Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Maybe the writer of this article needed some spanking in his time. I am so tired of everyone so quick to judge parenting styles. Thanks to all the supporters of Kate. I got spanking and was not traumatized by it…as one of the comments says,”leave her alone” she is doing a great job!

  385. shelly Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I loved the kids and was not a huge fan of kates but I really have a hard time believing that someone with her brains would go ahead and write down each time she beat her kids. yes she was a bit of a drama queen on the air but even when her and john were married do you think he would have sat back and allowed this to happen? and anyone else for that matter?? why now would this come out lmao

  386. Charlie Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I didn’t read all of the remarks,,,, but we know she had help all the way . She is a bitch, I have never heard someone talk to a husband or wife like she did. I thought they should have split a long time before they did. She always said her kids deserved all things they did. What made her think her kids were better than anyone elses kids. She wanted her face on camera all the time. I am one glad they took her off camera…..

  387. a. mom Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    This family has had quite a lot shock and stress over the years. The marriage didn’t last, and now she’s raising the kids on her own in public. As far as I can tell she has no emotional support from anyone. Shame on us.

  388. LINDA Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I CAN’T STAND KATE AN NEVER HAVE…SHE ABUSED JON AN I FEEL HE IS THE BETTER PARENT…SHE WAS ALWAYS LEAVING HIM TO ATTEND THE KIDS WHILE SHE WAS OUT PROMOTING HER BOOKS AN THINGS…JON WAS DOWN TO EARTH TRYING TO TEACH THEM TO FISH AN CAMP WHILE KATE WAS IN THE HIGH LIGHT…EVERY KID I KNOW GET INTO THE CANDY AND COOKIE JAR…SHE IS A PHONY AN FAKE WOMEN BUT SHE GETS ALL THESE FREE TRIPS AN NANNYS TO HELP…HECK MY DAUGHTER IS A SINGLE MOM AS I WAS AN I TRUELY WOULD AN MY DAUGHTER AND MILLIONS OF OTHER WOMEN RAISING KIDS ALONE WOULD LOVE TRIPS SHE GETS…SHE CHOOSE TO HAVE THOSE INJECTIONS AN KNEW SHE WAS GOING TO HAVE 6 BABIES SHE SHOULD OF THOUGHT ABOUT THE LOAD AND STAYED HOME AN HELP JON MORE…OR GAVE THEM UP LIKE SHE DID THOSE 2 DOGS SHE GOT THE KIDS…AND THAT 1 OLDER DAUGHTER OMG SHE IS THE 1 THAT NEEDS A WOODEN SPOON WHOOPING…I GET SICK AS IM SURE MILLIONS OF WOMEN DO OF HEARING ABOUT KATE GOSSLIN…GRRRR

  389. Dulcinea Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    People get so upset over anything. I was raised with paddling, whippings (with a belt and hickery), fly swat, etc. I am a law biden citizen. I’ve never gone to jail. I pay taxes and love my God. I’m not saying it is right to “beat” your children, but really people, physical discipline can be a very effective form of teaching, especially when they’re little and can’t reason. First lesson of discipline is learning who is in control…mom and dad.

  390. Julie Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I think she’s an absolute nutcase, but STAR magazine? THAT’S our source? Whatever.

  391. ML Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I have eight kids (between 5-14), homeschool and My husband is military so don’t even give me the single mom excuse- been there done that (and continue to do that)- or the lots of kids excuse. My kids are really great and I get compliments on them all the time!! Kinda fishy that some reporter found a “secret diary” though.. like abusers write these things down? And her ex-husband didn’t use this in the divorce?? Instead of fussing at her and calling her names maybe she needs some support and helpful tips. If this is true (not sure that it is) sounds like she doesn’t have a good support system and when you don’t have anyone to help you “take a break and get in some good ME time” even parents with two,three or four kids will go coo-coo!

  392. Susan Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Hard to read all 363 comments, but I’m kind of curious how she was able to avoid the camera crew. Weren’t they pretty much filmed 24/7? No one got it on tape? No one has spoken of this before. Not even Jon. My guess is someone is full of crap.

  393. not surprised Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    cmon people!!! you should not be shocked by this. this woman has always been a filthy white trash pig. theres pictures of her as she hits her kids in public, so obviously she does way worse in private. I never see any of her children smile, they all look uneasy and nervous. I was spanked all the time when I was younger..when I was being a brat. Im 20 now. and Im not ready to have children obviously, but when I do, I will swat/spank mine too WHEN THEY NEED IT. but I would never beat them with spoons and verbally assault them. thats just sick. I think there is a definite limit that needs to be recognized. I hope Kate is investigated and sent to jail. and we all know why she acts soo mean to these children….BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT BRINGING HER ANYMORE INCOME!!!!!!!!!!! she resents them now because her stupid show is cancelled and never returning. she exploits her kids and lies to cameras pretending that the kids want the film crews around, so she could try and get another show. DIDNT WORK. no wonder her husband cheated on her, she is annoying, rude, and now abusive. she thinks of her kids as a burden now. I love when karma hits nasty people. she deserves all the hate mail and backlash. when these kids are old enough, they will see her for what she really is. a money hungry old hag. they’ll leave her and probably speak out about all their bad childhood memories. I HATE YOU KATE— always have always will.
    good luck with CPS ;)

  394. dkholden Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Please…..really??? “cruel punishment”???? I can’t begin to tell you how many of those wooden spoons I broke on my 2 kids (they’re now 32 and 34 and just fine). I kept one in the car, in my purse and at home. Trust me……it didn’t kill them. A swat on the leg and they got the message. Sometimes it took more than 1 swat which is why I broke so many. Get real people.

  395. Tangie Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    if more parents spanked their children, the world would be a much better place. Too many parents want to be their child’s friend instead of the parent. Kids have no respect for authority and have no boundaries. If you don’t hear your child say “I hate you, you’re the meanest parent in the world!” at least once; you are not doing your job as a parent.

  396. Grandmother to 4 Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Ifyou really believe this crap you are more stupid then the person that wrote the article. Why should Kate respond? Where is her accuser, safely hiding behind the “right to publish” this kind of BS. I agree with many of you, those children have never shown any signs of fearing their mother at all even when she is scolding and in a bad mood. 8 kids, has to happen some time. Besides, how many crew members where on scene, how many helpers around? Get real idiots and get a life of your own.

  397. Camille Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Please. If RadarOnline and Star magazine are your sources, you can tell this is all complete and utter BULL. Don’t you know they make up all their stories to gain attention? Seriously.

  398. Alex Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    WHOEVER STARTED THIS DISPUTE IS FUCKING RETARDED!!! THIS IS SOFT IN MY HOUSEHOLD! USUALLY ITS A BELT ACROSS THE BACK!

  399. Labon Gilbert Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    i dont think what she did was wrong or immoral. to me she is a great parent. there are alot and i do mean alot of parents that let there children get away with alot of stuff and never punish them. i think spanking kids is a good form of discipline. i know growning up i got spanked with a belt and a switch and to be honest those hurt you just as bad as a wooden spoon. Kate you are a great person and a wonderful mother. I think she just need to be left a lone to live life the way god intended them to live without publicity and with out critisms.

  400. DAHLIA LOVETT Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    THE WAY THE TWO OLDER GIRLDS ACT LIKE BRAT’S . THEY CERTINGLY NEVER GOT SPANKED. BUT THEY NEED A GOOD OLD FASHION 1977 SPANKING.

  401. nikkole Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    you know with 8 babies all by herself i dont blame her for spanking even if it was with a spoon on the diaper what is that gonna hurt??? discipline needs to be in kids lives….look at all these kids who dont have discipline they r running around town being brats for example: burglerizing businesses and houses,drugs,underage drinking beating up other kids and in some cases their own parents something needs to be done people in the 1900′s didnt die from getting discipline and being told to get outside and play and do some work these kids need structure or they act like the teenagers now days lazy and everyone knows there r alot of lazy people…kate keep doing what your doing you r being a great mother especially being a single mother. :)

  402. janet Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    get real i would love to get my 21 25 28 year old with a wooded spoon thats why they all still live at home made it to easy

  403. Crystal Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    My mom always used a wooden or plastic spoon on me for spankings. It was a good reminder for me to keep in line. I really don’t see any problem with this what so ever.

  404. Jennifer Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    ok if she is beating her kids WHY hasnt Jon done anything to protect them, Thats what he should do, and WHY hasnt CPS been called. What the hell is wrong with people, Im a single mom as well, yes i may only have 3 kids, but i would never never spank my babies with a damn wooden spoon…. never even crossed my mind. In fact i dont even spank my kids. WAKE UP KATE…..

  405. Melissa Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    It is funny how you can take gossip from someone and make it true. Why would you put hate and disappointment about others on the internet(anywhere). None of you have had to worry about how to take care of all these children that came to you all at once. What a life they have been able to experience and the opportunities to go and do things many only dream of doing. Maybe everything will not all turn out to be the best for each of her kids. That has to do with each kid and how they felt about their life. I do not think any one has the perfect parents or childhood. It is what it is…life. My Dad always told me that you can take life’s hurdles as a challenge or be a victim to them. So you can play the victim or the survivor. Kid always be strong and be the survivor. Everyone has that choice to make. Rich kid with everything or a kid that grew up with nothing can rise above their strive or circumstance. As well if this was true, her abusing those kids someone would have turned her in or address this parenting concern. Take that energy of hate to become a better person. Get out with people and do GOOD for this world and our fellowmen. People create ternary and people can make a difference building a stronger America. Come on people we need you get stronger and better at making the changes needed. Quit being a victim to these stories. Quit spreading negative thoughts and hurtful messages about others. RISE ABOVE

  406. Linda Says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I have no problem with a wooden spoon as long as she is not breaking them over the childs body, I never had any doubt when my mother said” behave or one more time “HUGE” problem with. She is a nurse and knew she could have caused his litte brain to bleed….NOW THAT WAS ABUSE

  407. meme Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Kate in her own words said she looses control beating her 2 year olds…once even for eating a couple M&Ms.
    Also, she aborted a baby at 17 and then does this:

    “What Kate actually did though when she got home was to immediately give herself at least one more shot of HCG, which she had purchased weeks before online. With the IUI, Jon’s sperm were now swimming around inside of Kate’s uterus among the three or four mature eggs that the doctor knew about. Kate wasn’t looking for maybe two, or three or even four babies this time around though, and she wasn’t about to leave anything to chance either. She knew that by administering her own injection of HCG, even more mature eggs would drop down to join the others, unbeknownst to her ‘African doctor.’

    Three months earlier, Kate had ordered an HCG kit online. To keep the purchase a secret she went outside the United States and purchased the drug overseas and had it shipped to her newly created post office box in Wyomissing. She used the name K. Kauffman whenordering. Perhaps the only mistake she made is not destroying the HCG packaging.”

    Hoffman, Robert (2012-09-27). KATE GOSSELIN: HOW SHE FOOLED THE WORLD (Kindle Locations 26506-26507). . Kindle Edition.

  408. Kristy a Reading Pa resident Says:
    October 4th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    There is a nursery rhyme called: Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe

    There was on old woman
    Who lived in a shoe.
    She had so many children,
    She didn’t know what to do.

    She gave them some broth
    Without any bread,
    Then whipped them all soundly
    And sent them off to bed

    This pretty much sums it all the woman has to many kids her fame went to her head the moron does not know what to do like she claims she does and it back fired. The native Reading Pa resident is now the laugh of her friends and family. CPS is now involved come on and she is now saying she is a perfect mom .

    Pfft please no one is perfect. Face reality there is a lot of responsibility raising kids . Yanking by the hair and pulling them up by the arms that is bad parenting and she needs to learn a lesson. My ways of thinking is this i like to see her being beat on and yanked by her hair see how she likes it hell lets hit her with wooden spoons with holes in it. What i am saying this TLC star and former Reading Pa native is nothing special but a physco bitch on a fame kick she is broke and poor and now wants to act like she did nothing wrong. Everything in her life is a fake her boobs to her tummy tuck to her messed up life.

    It all unfolded when TLC did the show and the marriage came to a end.

    I am not a fan but what pisses me off the most is how the hell this woman can be smirk when she says she did nothing wrong it is bad parenting and i do hope and i prey that the CPS and the courts take those kids from her permanently all she used them for was a meal ticket and to become famous when she absolutely did not deserve.

    Any other normal family would of not been so lucky Cps would of been in their business faster then a wind storm to take those kids away but because she acts like she is some one special the courts is biding their time. As the old saying goes once the goose has fallen and laid her eggs it is up to the mother to protect them but when the mother is not there the father should step in.

    Please common. I rather see the dad get the kids at least they would not have to fear of mommy dearest being on their back sides with wooden spoons and yanking out their hair.

  409. Erica Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    People are so quick to tell parents not to spank their kids and then those same people blame the parents when the kids aren’t acting right. There is nothing wrong with disciplining your kids to set them straight. Some people should mind they own business.

  410. Loopygram Says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Personally I feel more kids need spanking these days. My mother had a razor strap that I got once in awhile and I’m fine. I never did, or not now do I consider what she did ‘beating’. This is why kids are becoming so ‘me’ oriented because they don’t know what discipline is because they don’t get it at home, school or anywhere.

    That said I don’t think it should be a daily occurrence, only when its really considered ‘needed’. I spanked my 2 now and again when needed and they are great kids now in the late 40′s and doing very well financially and we have a great relationship.

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