Kate Gosselin: I Was WAY Too Rough With Collin Before His Diagnosis

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Last month, Kate Gosselin revealed that her son, Collin has a disability, and is away working through his issues.

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Signs that the little boy was not like his siblings began to show in 2010, when he was expelled from school.

"Collin had such bad issues that he refused to get his picture taken at school. He's tired of being on-camera," a source told In Touch Weekly.

"The kids are going through a very challenging time, but Kate doesn't feel this is something that should be discussed publicly."

This came to light following Gosselin's 2009 split from husband, Jon.

Another reveal came from Robert Hoffman's 2014 tell-all, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World.

The controversial book, which resulted in a protracted legal battle, contains some of Gosselin's personal diary entries, according to Radar Online.

In September 2006, Gosselin expressed regret over being "too rough" with Collin, then 2, when he refused to sit in a corner after misbehaving.

“I feel so guilty that I treated him like that,” she wrote.

“I will set out tomorrow to be a better mommy.”

Perhaps one of the most frightening example of Collin's behavior mixing with his mother's short fuse occurred in January 2007.

In that incident, Collin knocked over a high chair and spilled a bag of beans, sending Kate into a blinding rage.

“I was instantly so SO angry, that I grabbed him and spanked him as hard as I could and thought I may seriously injure him so I sent him to his crib til Jon came home!” she wrote.

“I have never felt that I may seriously injure a child but today was that day!” 

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As the boy's mom, Gosselin noticed his temper, and wrote that she did like "that he doesn't know how to handle his frustration and anger."

Fast forward to last week, when Kate - in what many feel is a PR stunt - spoke out about her son's issues for the first time publicly.

When she was interviewed by People Magazine, Gosselin revealed that Collin does have behavior issues, and that he's away getting help.

The cover story featured Kate and seven kids, sans the boy.

Gosselin, 41, explained that Collin does have special needs, and is in a program that will hopefully "help him reach his full potential.

"[There's] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things," she said.

"This has been a struggle we've had for a very long time, and it's one I've dealt with on my own.  I've felt very alone in this.

"By the same token, it's not something that has only impacted me or him ... our entire family has been impacted."

That should come as a surprise to no one at this point.

Viewers who watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 are familiar with Gosselin's own temper when it comes to disciplining her kids.  

It's even earned her a reputation for being a cold, distant mother.

On the other hand, she's raising eight children while her ex-husband was off finding himself whilst wearing Affliction and Ed Hardy.

When you think about it, for all the criticism, Gosselin does deserve a little credit for raising so many kids on her own ... right? 

What do you think about all of this?

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