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Let's have a debate

Before I put my two cents in (because y'all already know how I feel about spanking) I would love to hear your opinions on this particular incident!

 

 

"Around 11 a.m. on June 13, a witness spotted Kate, 34, and the children playing outside of their Reading, Pa., home. When Leah, one of the sextuplets, started blowing a whistle loudly, Kate told her to stop because she was on the phone. But as soon as Leah blew on the whistle again, Kate "seemed to lose her temper" and said, "Did you not hear me?" Then she stormed over to her daughter, grabbed her and hit her. "The girl was screaming and crying," the witness adds. "Kate just pushed her away and walked off with her coffee. Her older sisters were trying to make Leah feel better.""


Love, Misguided Mommy

posted on Jun. 24, 2009

Comments

Jun. 24 2009
Kat said…
I don't have kids so I am not really entitled to talk about raising them but I do have an opinion on that matter anyway. I totally understand that as a parent you're sometimes under a tremendous amount of stress and sometimes it seems like a little slap would set your child straight again. It must be hard not to lose it sometimes. Bad enough Kate got caught slapping her kid but not showing remorse is worse in my eyes.
Jun. 24 2009
kat said…
I don't have kids so I am not really entitled to talk about raising them but I do have an opinion on that matter anyway. I totally understand that as a parent you're sometimes under a tremendous amount of stress and sometimes it seems like a little slap would set your child straight again. It must be hard not to lose it sometimes. Bad enough Kate got caught slapping her kid but not showing remorse is worse in my eyes.
Jun. 24 2009
Julia said…
Don't even get me started on the whole Jon and Kate plus eight issue, I could write a novel bitching about the whole thing but I don't even wanna go there right now.. About the spanking... Are there times when Jayla drives me to the point where I just want to spank her? Absolutely. Do I do it? NO, NEVER!!!! My husband was raised being spanked and he sees no problem with spanking but I absolutely do. I was only spanked once as a child but I remember how it made me feel and I don't want my children to ever feel that way. Like I said, Jayla is very good at pushing my buttons and I've been very close to wanting to spank her more than once but I would never ever do it. I think it's a horrible thing to do and there are always other ways to discipline your child and a parent should never lose control over themselves to the point where they hit theit children, no matter what. What do we teach our children when we spank them? Only that violence is a way to solve problems and that's the absolute worst thing to teach a child. I once saw a mother who spanked her son for hitting his sister and while she spanked him she yelled "we do not hit people!!!". Okay,. so you wanna teach your child to not hit other people by hitting him??? Good one... I've never liked Kate, I used to watch the show from time to time but she always pissed me off. I just feel bad for those poor kids having to grow up with her as a mother. She wanted kids so bad that she went through fertility treatsments twice and now it seems like she can't handle her 8 children... It's just sad all around...
Jun. 24 2009
Katie said…
I hate Kate, for that matter I hate John. I would be ok NEVER hearing the name Gosselin again.
Jun. 24 2009
erika said…
kate is a douche nozzle...i think she is an abuser. jon has been pussy whipped within an inch of his life,. i worry about the children...doos i WAKE UP thinking about them! if she would hit he child knowing that she is being watched..what the hell does she do in the house? i hope her tits blow up
Jun. 25 2009
Patty said…
I grew up in a house where if you were told to "stop" misbehaving you stopped. Period. End of discussion. Yes from when we were very little. The first time we were just told to not do the annoying behavior (scream, jump, pull sisters hair etc.) If we kept doing it we were spoken to firmly (not yelling but definitely stern words) and at the third time you got one spank on the ass and by them believe you me you stopped doing it. Live and Learn. We were well behaved kids and I don't have a problem with parents spanking their kids on tush. P.S. I hate Jon & Kate and wish people would just stop caring so much about their lives.
Jun. 25 2009
christy said…
I swing back and forth on this issue. I don't spank my own children, but I think a spank on the bottom isn't the end of the world. It works for some kids (so I hear). However, I do think that it is sending the wrong message to the kids. It is basically showing children that frustration and violence go hand in hand. I am sooooooo sick of Jon and Kate. I would be happy if I never seen their creepy faces ever again.
Jun. 25 2009
Mrs. F said…
I actually believe that however Kate wants to discipline her children is her own choice, but I am going to have to agree with Erika...If that is what she is doing to them in front of the cameras, what in the world is she doing inside the home, when the cameras are not around?!?!?!
Jun. 25 2009
Billie said…
I second what Katie said... I'm waiting for them to be forgotten. If she lost her temper... not showing any remorse is pretty bad.
Jun. 25 2009
Robert Mateo said…
I think I just fell in love with you Patty. LOL. Spanking....So, I tell my friends that my two sons will be the ONLY boys in the WORLD that won't be spanked. My wife strongly disagrees with spanking so we don't spank. I grew up being spanked after being warned. I feel that kids should know discipline or they will walk all over their parents. My boys have a hard time listening to their moms. Why I do not know. I don't think it should matter who is watching or who you are. Kids are always going to be kids and parents, parents, no matter if people are watching or not. So the fact that she spanked her kids even tho people were watching, who cares. If my kid was being a bad ass in public and we spanked and I asked him to stop doing something and he didn't, you better believe that I would not hesitate to spank him in public. I'm sure that as soon as he saw that I was serious, he would stop. With me, and I'm sure with everyone else that grew up getting their assed WHOOPED, all it took was a couple times to get spanked and then after that, you knew when it was time to stop doing what you were doing if you were getting warned. I think that kids should have a little fear of something if they are going to do something wrong, that's all. Other wise, how else will they learn how to follow rules/laws. They need to know that if they do something wrong, something is going to happen to them. Wow, wrote a little too much on this..LOL. Sorry, yes, I do believe in spanking. Do I do it, no. That is all...hehe.
Jun. 26 2009
your cali pali said…
so yea, my parents used to line us up and spank us with belts. my mom once back handed me and nose bled. not to mention many slaps across the face by her. now that i am older all i remember about this that she HIT me. not the lesson or the reason why. as for me we do not hit here. as for jon and kate, i think they are twisted. i used to love that show, but now i think it's just wrong.
Jun. 26 2009
papa with vietnam flashbacks said…
I think all you wakos that think it all right to hit little people need to get a knuckle sandwich from papa with the big guns, I was raised that kids were to be seen and not heard,I have been beaten with wooden paddles, belts ,treebranches, closed fist,shot at with a pellat gun,shot at with a 38 all by the age of eight ,chased with a butcher knife at thirteen, all by the drunken ass ,drug crazed vietnam vet that raised me,it did not stop until I was older,and could fight back,so robbie boy please dont make me have any vietam flashbacksand just learn to love the little guys .before you know it they will all be grown up and you will be missing them. If you people think hitting teaches respect or keeps you out of trouble,you probably believe in the invisble man ,and his good book,please leave the little people alone,thats all I have to say about that. peace ,love and rock and roll
Jun. 27 2009
Robert Mateo said…
Wow, Papa and me have a different opinion, that's surprising. Opinions are like assholes Kirkie. Thanks for sharing.
Jun. 27 2009
Patty said…
Just for the record I NEVER got slapped in the face. No bruises ever .We only got spanked once on the tush to stop misbehaving. Am I scarred? Hell no! And yes I will raise my kids the same way I was brought up. I see kids throwing tantrums and throwing themselves on the floor in stores and the poor mothers at their wits ends. I can proudly say we never put our parents in that situation. I respect all parents decisions with their kids everyone is entitled to their opinion. Rob - I respect that your opinion is more like mine and that you DON"T spank because it means so much to Shannon. That's pretty awesome...dude I am screwed if my future husband doesn't believe in spanking :)

 

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