Kate Gosselin was photographed spanking Leah. The photo depicts an out-of-control, anger-based “spanking.” You can see Kate Gosselin’s arm muscles as she yanks onto Leah. What was Leah’s infraction? She kept blowing a whistle after her mother told her to stop. Over the past few months, there has been a relentless backlash against Kate Gosselin; everything she does is bad, including taking her kids to Starbucks; dressing her kids alike; postponing their birthday party so she could visit the tanning spa; and of course, how she treats Jon.
But get this: Suddenly, Kate Gosselin has an army of people in her corner, defending her for hitting Leah. Here is a woman who’s been crucified for a million things including ignoring a child who was bleeding, the way she reacted when Collin’s teddy bear got gum on it, leaving one of the boys alone in the bathroom in complete darkness because he couldn’t void while potty training, and making one of the sextuplets sleep on the laundry room floor because he kept vomiting. But since that photo of Kate Gosselin, spanking Leah, has surfaced, she’s now suddenly Supermom and is being lauded!
Endorsing corporal punishment or spanking is one thing. But being naïve enough to trust KATE GOSSELIN with it? You’re NUTSO !
-Kate Gosselin has denigrated Jon repeatedly, including in front of the kids.
-She has alienated her parents. Jon’s family wants nothing to do with her. Her brother and two sister-in-laws have turned against her. People who have met her in public say she’s a bitch. She has no friends, only employees.
-Instead of being grateful that her father’s church donated cribs for the sextuplets, she threw a hissy fit because the cribs didn’t match.
-Kate Gosselin was more worried about her tears messing up her makeup, than the well-being of her kids or marriage, when being interviewed for the season premiere. (Continued next page…)
With that all in mind, how can you trust Kate Gosselin with spanking? This is like trusting the fox with the hen house, or a “Biggest Loser” contestant with manning the bakery. It’s now evident that Kate Gosselin practices harsh spankings, and her kids are NOT turning out fine. When the kids are content and playful, they’re adorable. But face it: This is one neurotic, screaming, crying brood of kids who have a habit of grabbing at each other’s toys – seemingly just to make the other cry out in agony. They hit each other, too. Wonder where they picked that up from.
A child darts ahead of his mother in a crowded store after being told several times to stay at her side. She catches up to him and delivers three controlled, firm swats to his behind, then tells it like it is when it comes to the dangers of pedophiles. There’s rhyme and reason here with the spanking.
But Kate Gosselin clearly went overboard. She first gives a 5-year-old a whistle, then freaks when the child doesn’t stop blowing the whistle. What did Kate Gosselin expect when she gave a 5-year-old a whistle? Of COURSE the child is going to blow it! In Kate Gosselin’s immortal words, “Helloooooo?”
Kate Gosselin did not try everything first and then only use spanking as a last resort, because the second-last resort would have been to just take the whistle away from Leah. Problem solved. But instead, this narcissist, unable to process that a child would dare disobey her, hit Leah so hard that the girl was screaming. Reportedly, Kate Gosselin then walked away rather than following up with an educational lecture. This was child abuse, completely unlike the controlled spanking described above.
Would you trust Kate Gosselin with YOUR kids? Just because a parent spanks (hits, straps, wallops) a child, doesn’t mean that the parent is executing sound judgment. This greedy narcissist, who sees her kids first as money tickets, then as children, has a history of behaving irrationally. Why should we assume that suddenly, when Kate Gosselin decides to hit her child, she’s oozing with logic, great problem solving skills, reason and rationale?
Look at the photo again: She’s using a CLOSED fist! And why assume that spanking or corporal punishment is the ONLY or best way to prevent kids from becoming disrespectful? My mother stopped her grandchild from having a tantrum by simply telling her that tantrums weren’t allowed in her house.
Go ahead and continue to endorse spankings, but this hissy-fit-throwing narcissist cannot be trusted with corporal punishment any more than she can be trusted with showing respect for her kids’ father. Maybe your own parents used some wisdom behind their spankings, resorting to corporal punishment when other methods of discipline failed.
Advocates of spanking argue that spankings correct bratty behavior. But can’t you easily picture Kate Gosselin hitting, spanking, walloping her kids over trite matters that don’t even constitute bratty behavior? I can just picture it: Kate Gosselin taking that wooden spoon to Aiden’s butt because he didn’t finish all his organic peas, or striking Hannah because she misplaced her hair ribbon.
Kate Gosselin is a snake. You can’t trust a snake. Her kids are not happy. They scream too much, cry too much, have sad faces too often, and are forbidden to wear socks (read about that HERE). Those kids still love her. But that love won’t last long if she doesn’t learn to control her temper and stop crapping all over people.