The Gosselins are once again at the center of the media limelight, after Kate was seen allegedly spanking one of her eight children.
In pictures obtained by In Touch Magazine, The mom of 8 is seen grabbing her daughter, Leah, by the arm and smacked her rear end before walking away from the crying child.
The photos show Kate holding her squirming child by the arm, and the next image of Leah crying and holding her rear. The photos do not actually reveal her hand touching her daughter.
According to the magazine, Leah had been asked to stop blowing a whistle and was not listening.
“The girl was screaming and crying. Kate just pushed her away and walked off with her coffee,” a witness told the magazine. “Her older sisters were trying to make Leah feel better.”
In response to the recent controversy, Gosselin is defending her actions.
“Whether the paparazzi are there or not, I am a mother first,” Gosselin told Life & Style Weekly. “I love my children and when they misbehave, I discipline them as I deem appropriate for the situation.”
As a mom, I know that it can be very frustrating when one of your children won’t listen, especially when the others kids are watching.
I guess for most people, its just uncomfortable to see someone punish their child whether they scream at them or tap them on the butt. This is something that she should have dealt with privately.
One thing that Kate needs to remember is that because she allowed cameras into her home for the last 3 years, the world is now watching all of the time – and scrutinizing everything she does.
This may be the cost of Reality TV…