Kate Gosselin Defends Reality Shows, Parenting

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Speaking with CBS' The Talk, Kate Gosselin defended her decisions to expose her children to reality TV and said it's actually helped them more than anything.

Unlike the recent drama between Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, in which the star's dad blames Hannah Montana for ruining his family, Kate says TLC helped hers.

Despite recent behavioral problems and her hugely infamous divorce from Jon, Kate insists she's proud of her kids and that they love being on Kate Plus 8.

She actually comes across well (at least for her) in the interview ...

Without their show, Kate Gosselin believes, her children would have far fewer life experiences and would not become the well-rounded kids they are today.

It's an interesting argument. She also says she's a very hands-on parent, not a diva, and that 90 percent of the celebrity gossip you read about her is BS.

Finally, she adds that she will never bash Jon Gosselin in public and will continue to fight rumors that paint her in unflattering light for her children's sake.

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Also would like to add: You obviously have never watched the gosselin show cause you would have notice that the twin girls are very smart for their age and as far as the rest of the 6 you would also know that they were premature and some kids don't fully develop.

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To dessert girl. Are you seriously comparing the duggars to the gosslins? If I had a choice to join a family it will definatley be the gosslins. Why would any kid want to grow up in a family of what 15 20 and never have any one on one time with your parents. These kids will probably grow up with some abnormality and all because there parents wanted more attention on themselves. Very selfish on there behalf.

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Can't you all just let her be. Being a mother is a full time job with 1 child let alone 8, we need to all support her. I don't see her abusing them in anyway, so what is the issue. She loves her kids unconditionally and is there every chance she gets. I'm sure she works when Jon has the kids so I she isn't doing anything wrong. Just wanted to let all know that I volenteer at a center for abused children and it hurts be to hear you guys putting down a mother who obviously care unlike the kids I work with. There was one kid who has a mother who was a drug addict and was never home, all she cared about was getting her next fix. That's what you call an unfit and uncaring mother who only thinks about herself. One might say she has an addiction or a disease but in my opinion I would call that selfish and selfabsorbed. For bloggers who have time to write about Kate, Jon or her kids should really see the bigger picture and do something productive with your time.

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@Trevor . Anon/jonwhover/Amy

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@anon. I doubt you have any kids! And if u ever have any I will really feel sorry for them. You sound really crazy and psychotic, please take that @shrinks advise and see someone a.s.a.p. No judgeing I just want to help, u have taken it too far.

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Anon Aka jondolar. For someone who has a family I find it really disturbing that you can find time to comment about people on tv when you should get off your ass and find a job or a 2nd job to provide all you can for your family. It's depressing to hear that your kids don't have many things. Or better yet stop wasting you time going back and forth online with probably a bunch of kids and spend more time with your own. Stop with the judgement already. Your not perfect yourself.

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How rounded are kids that are a year behind in school and expelled from their PRE-kindergarten class? How much good did all the trips do for these two? Watch the Duggars and then compare the verbal skills of kids younger than the sextuplets like a Duggar four-year old and you will see that the Gosselin kids are slow. Their mother never interacts with them. They have been brought up by nannies just out of their teen years for weeks at a time.

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@Jondolar: Great post and so true! I read a post where a girl said she got a brand new car at the age of 19. All her friends were saying how lucky she was. She said she would have given that car away in a heartbeat to have her dad around. My kids have never had material things but we have always given them love, security, patience and bounderies. We also spent alot of time with our kids and made sure they had their privacy too. They are amazing, well adjusted human beings so I know all about making sacrifices. When kids see their parents make sacrifices they understand what it love means.

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I had a family a few doors away growing up, with 13 kids. Only one set of twins. The Father worked and the mother stayed home with the kids. The house was around 1400 sq feet and dad was a blue collar worker. Money doesn't buy love. Most often ...money is a substitute for love and that's why
many children of wealthy and celebrity parents are so screwed up. Kate's the ice queen and unfortunately those kids are not going to get love from her whether she has money or not.

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@Amy: Great post! I know a family that have 5 boys and 5 girls with mom and dad and grandma in a 1,000 square ft. home. I grew up with these kids and they are all educated and well adjusted . There is so much love in that family. It CAN be done.