Two of Kate Gosselin’s sextuplets have been expelled from their private school due to “rage issues” and, according to reports that “insiders” say are exaggerated, bullying and hitting classmates. The two Gosselin sextuplets at issue here are Collin and Alexis.
So now here come all the critics blaming the Gosselin sextuplets’ problems on all the TV filming. I’d like to know how being filmed turns a child into a bully. How does being followed around by a friendly filming crew inspire a child to call classmates nasty names, hit them and have “rage issues”?
Let’s stop blaming TV reality stardom, film crews and cameramen, and instead, blame the way Kate Gosselin interacts with her kids. So apparently, at least one of the sextuplets has been hitting other children. Where did Alexis learn this from? One of the cameramen for “Kate Plus Eight”?
Or do you suppose she learned it from being struck repeatedly over the years by histrionic Katezilla? Remember that photo of Kate Gosselin slugging poor little Leah (I think it was) in the buttocks because the girl wouldn’t (gasp!!) stop blowing a whistle? If something this trite causes Kate Gosselin to start slugging, then imagine how often those sextuplets get slugged and whupped by their mother.
Here’s a little Psychology 101: Kids who get struck, hit, beaten, etc., by a parent have a high chance of repeating this behavior to their classmates — smaller and/or mentally weaker classmates. It’s a pecking order thing. Perhaps the Gosselin sextuplets have learned from Kate that when you get mad at someone who’s smaller than you, it’s perfectly dandy to smack ’em around.
The Gosselin sextuplets’ behavioral problems have nothing to do with being in a reality TV show or being filmed while being toilet trained. Come on, folks, take a look at their mother. THAT’S where their problems come from! When Katezilla is with those kids, off camera, she’s probably a raging tyrant, maybe like Joan Crawford, a Mommie Dearest type.
So it’s no wonder the Gosselin sextuplets have “rage issues” and bully other kids. Of course, these days, young children are expelled or at least suspended for sharing lemon drops with classmates, so maybe it really IS true that the claims of bullying and rage are wildly exaggerated.
Nevertheless, I’m sure the Gosselin kids do have emotional issues, not because of being in the spotlight, and not even necessarily because of their parents’ divorce, but because of Kate herself, the kind of person she is: tyrannical, domineering, lacking compassion. Watch enough “Jon and Kate plus 8” episodes and you’ll see what I mean.