The Gosselin children have grown up on camera. Their lives were documented in the TLC program “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” All the private family moments, including their parents divorce, have been available for the world to see. Kate Gosselin has assured the media that her children, although having their moments, are happy and adapting well to their new family dynamic and life.
Kate’s optimism of her children’s adjustment now seems overdone. According to The Huffington Post, Collin and Alexis have been expelled from their school. The two, only six years old, are now being home schooled.
Child stars have long have many problems while growing up, but the Gosselin kids are unique. They were not acting on a television show. The children’s real lives were being filmed and played for the world to see. Not only was the divorce of their parents a major upheaval in their lives, but the halting of production of “Jon and Kate Plus 8” must have been quite a shock too.
Following the divorce, Jon and Kate Gosselin kept their fame going strong. Jon was in many highly publicized relationships and ended up the butt of many jokes. Kate wrote and promoted the book “I Just Want You to Know” about her divorce and appeared on the 10th season of “Dancing with the Stars.” It is unclear when either parent had enough time to spend with their children. Children who obviously needed their parents attention and love at such a rough time in their lives.
Kate’s parenting techniques have long been criticized on “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” She also had many supporters for her unique style. Most recent tabloid reports, however, have the children without a parenting style at all and report that Kate is an absent parent. According to Life & Style, the Gosselins have gone through 11 nannies. Kate requires them to work long and odd hours and is very difficult to deal with. An insider said that the mom of multiples was always unavailable and too involved with herself to have any time for her eight children.
The expulsion has not received an official response from Kate or TLC. Jon has been fighting for some time now to keep his kids off of television, and it appears he has a very valid point after two of his children have been expelled from school. The Gosselin children are not doing well with the current direction of their lives and need professional help. Help that doesn’t involved being filmed for television.
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