Free Discussion, Third Quarter, 2015

Please use this post for discussion about the Gosselins that doesn't have a better spot elsewhere. Also please remember that while Gosselin discussion is fading (which is a good thing), this blog is for Gosselins only. We will continue as long as Kate is seeking public attention for those who wish to comment.


Concerned said...

Watched the 11th birthday and I am honestly shocked that Kate went into detail about Collin having a mental disability. Apparently he struggles to process certain situations and has to be gave time alone to deal with it or he freaks out. She mentions they have seen countless specialists a and now he will be attending a separate school from the rest of his siblings.
This poor child just had his issues aired on live television for all to see including his past and future classmates. We all know how cruel kids can be and his own mother just painted a target on his back.
I am also concerned just what happened at that school that he has to attend a different one. This whole thing doesn't feel right and I worry for Collin.

Gina said...

It's always amazing to me how Kate finds it so exhausting to handle these Birthday parties. I have dealt with scout parties and Birthday parties that big- difference being the roller skating and pizza places were not shut down for my parties. I didn't get free cakes or hotels, either. The novelty of these big family shows is how you do it on your own. These are simply 8 entitled children and their high maintenance mother. Please cancel this show TLC!!!

cali-girl said...

Concerned---Totally agree with your what you said about Kate relating TMI about Collin, and his issues. I think she said they were developmental--didn't she also mention his having difficulty making friends?

Those who have always had concerns about how Kate treats Collin, in particular,--I am one--- (especially after seeing how she treated Collin when he gave her the bear and mother cub for her 40th and she was cruel and dismissive to him)should watch or re-watch this episode.

It's close to the beginning--Collin is the first of the sextuplets Kate comments on. And it sounds like she's dispassionately reading from a psychological report--says lots of really personal, private stuff about him. For the other five, she says how Hannah has always been a Mommy's helper, etc, so this disclosure about Collin is definitely way different in tone and purpose.

Many of the things mentioned (and the camera is on Collin skating as she says all of this)sound like Asperger's: the processing, the difficulty in social situations, wanting time alone, etc.

Whatever Collin's issues, he has a cold-hearted mother for sure--icy cold, freezing cold. Now that she's "outed" him, she is much, much worse than I ever believed!

Shouldn't this behavior towards her child, especially one with developmental issues/disabilities be a reason for CPS to look into this mother? I thought she was awful to him (recently check out her 40th bday episode) BEFORE I knew about his problems.

And OMG, TLC and the "beloved" crew has been along for the ride, seeing all of this, hearing all of this, RECORDING all of this--even as years ago, posters on this website expressed concerns about Kate's treatment of her children?

Thank you, Sharla for providing a place to discuss this.

AlexisAR said...

i could easily be wrong, as I've never met the child, but he doesn't have the overall affect of a child with Asperger. Asperger is not listed in the current edition od the DSM- Diagnostics and statistics Manual, essentially a mental health professional's Bible. but that doesn't mean the condition does not exist. An educational professional who has been in the field for long can spot the condition from a mile away. The diagnosis disappeared most likely for two reasons. !!) Parents sought the Asperger diagnosis rather than an autism diagnosisn or ofther diagnosis on the spectrum because it was seen as less stigmatizing 9Asperger diagnosees tend to be brighter than those with other spectrum diagnoses. 2. Asperger diagnosees were more likely to be denied special education services, ar at least to receive fewer services. Now what was formerly referred to as "Asperger Syndrome" is specified as an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Again, exteending a huge disclaimer becsuse i've never even met the child, Collin seems more likely to have sensory processing disorder, sometimes called sensory integration disorder. It's generally less severe than what was formerly called Asperger. Collin connectswith people more than does a classic Assperger diagnosee. So he supposedly has difficulty making friends. Isn't he one of the two children who was removed from the school and homeschooled in kindergarten because of aggressive behavior? (The sextuplets were allowed to beat on each other at will with the only consequence being that they had to apologize and hug each other. Four of the six were able ttto adjust their behavior to meet the school's expectations, but Collin and Alexis were not.) He's attendinng school with these same children with whom he was aggressive, or at least he was before his school was changed. Of course these children are going to be leery of being friends with someone who pounded on them a few years ago. Kids have longer memory spans than many people think. In terms of making friends, he may be a bit shy. He has faced his shared of rejection, certainly from his mother, anyway.

I wouldn't rule out mild reactive attachment disorder. However hard he tried to form a bond, he seemed ro be pushed away. Methaphorically, the rejection of his gift was another example of this. It's as though he's not allowed to desire an individual relationship with his mother. He's only allowed to be one of six or one of eight.

Again, I've never even met this child. I am in no position to offer a formal diagnosis. This is all merely anecdotal evidence based on observation of whatever anecdotal evidence TLC has chosen to airT

MayDay said...

I agree with all the anecdotal diagnosis that Alexis AR is discussing. In my unclinical opinion RAD for sure on Collin.

I'm ready, Mr. DeMille said...

It is actually sad that Kate chooses to raise the kids to be cookie cutter versions of each other. There seems to be no encouragement to let them develop their own personalities and potential to be unique and accomplished individuals. Even co-joined twins have different personalities. It must be frustrating to be forced to live a life that is contrary to nature. I wonder if the teachers at their school try to encourage individuality and then the efforts are thwarted when the kids return home to a severely structured environment. Confusing? Absolutely!

Diana said...

Aspergers Syndrome fits under the umbrella diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, which might explain why it wasn't listed as it's own diagnosis in the DSM.

Lesleigh said...

ICD-10-CM F84.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):

Applicable To •Asperger's disorder
•Autistic psychopathy
•Schizoid disorder of childhood

Description Synonyms •Aspergers disorder
•Aspergers disorder, residual state
•Residual Aspergers disorder

ICD-10-CM F84.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):•885 Psychoses

These are from the ICD-10, which become official in October.

Heffner Road said...

go to Radaronline to see Jon Gosselins and his new girlfriend

Heffner Road said...

Where is Kate? all quite

Debbie H said...

Guess Kate is keeping a low profile due to all the child abuse allegations that are probably TRUE...Perhaps she and Steve just left the brood with a nanny and have been using all her recent TLC money to travel the world...We know she's not saving any of it for the kids..Well, other than what she is FORCED to do by the government, anyway..She'll surface again when she runs out money and needs some attention...

Summer Rain said...

Kate is filming in Destin, Florida. Numerous Twitter photos of her on the beach with the kids. She hasn't run out of money yet, not with all of the filming they have been doing. Free vacations and getting money for each episode.

Heffner Road said...

Who is her body guard?

Star Light, Star Bright said...

Heffner Road said...
Who is her body guard?


No, she's not keeping a low profile and she's not traveling the world. She is still in this country; in Florida at last report.

Steve is there with her. He is in several photos. The most recent picture of her is at a gator world. They were filming at Big Kahuna's Water Park, shopping, on the beach, and at a seafood restaurant. A fan tweeted a photo of herself with Kate today.

Heffner Road said...


Boss From Hell? Kate Gosselin Puts Kids Back To Work To Film ‘Kate Plus 8′ Vacation Special

Posted on Aug 11, 2015 @ 15:41PM

Kate Gosselin And Kids Spotted 'Kate Plus 8' Vacation Special


Summers are meant for rest and relaxation with the family, but when you are a reality star, summer vacations mean mixing work with pleasure!

According to a source, Kate Gosselin and her children were spotted late last week filming a vacation special for their hit TLC show, Kate Plus 8. According to the source, the family was enjoying the sun in Destin, Florida, about to head out into the ocean blue for a fishing trip!

As has reported, the single mom has been having quite a busy summer, hosting events for TLC and reportedly dating at least two different men, including millionaire Jeff Prescott.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Celebrated Her 40th birthday At Generations Riviera Maya By Karisma

Her ex-husband Jon has also moved on with a new woman since their marriage, which he called a “10 year business transaction.” The couple continues to co-parent, although Jon’s name was dropped from the family show after the divorce.

Jon Gosselin Kate Gosselin Kate Plus 8

Heffner Road said...

Her first communication since 8/2 ..guess she is back...not sure

Kate Gosselin ✔ @Kateplusmy8

Hey @MirandaSings @ColleenB123 Cara, Mady and I L💋VED #MirandaCampReading How ‘bout summer camp daily for my PLUS 8?😍

Heffner Road said...

she is back.... a few of her tweets

Kate Gosselin ✔ @Kateplusmy8

@poorbabi A day long?Don’t tell any1 but I’ll have suitcases in entryway til Sept! SO much2deal w upon return..I’ve mellowed.Can you tell?:)


Kate Gosselin ✔ @Kateplusmy8

@Mydmaxx I dread it as much as turning that ‘scary number’--not kidding! I love having my kids home for the summer! No pressure/summer daze!

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Kate Gosselin ✔ @Kateplusmy8

@MrsMelon35 yay! Glad to know we made it to the UK somehow!😉Still ‘owe’ my kids a trip there since I won’t let them go on school trips lol!


Debbie H said...

So Kate and her millionaire "boyfriend" have "broken up"? I say they were never together in the first place...I have always maintained that he was a "plant" to take away attention from Steve...So it seems I am right now...Apparently, he got "cold feet" a few days before they were supposed to start filming the show..Guess he was HIRED to be her "love interest", and it's obvious what happened...He just didn't have what it takes( or what you need to LACK) to go through with the deception of pretending he and Kate are an item...Isn't that obvious to the rest of y'all? This never felt right to me...And if he really WERE an item with Kate, he would do the show because his life and love would be with her and he would want to make her happy and let the world see them as a couple...Instead he decided to come public with his REAL girlfriend...KUDOS to this HONEST guy!

Heffner Road said...

Kate Gosselin ✔ @Kateplusmy8

Got lots going on here guys! Sorry I’ve been so quiet... But I’m betting you’ll forgive me for being so busy verrrry soon 😉!! #AllIsWellHere

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Heffner said...

Where is Katie Irene???

Heffner Road said...

Kate Gosselin ✔ @Kateplusmy8

@dolphins33ac we’re only about a month away... Can you wait?😉 And you only want one, huh? Hmmm....

Heffner Road said...

For the first time in 6 years, Jon Gosselin and Hailey Glassman were caught together!

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 @ 4:39AM


It’s a reality TV re-run! Nearly six years to the day after Jon Gosselin and Hailey Glassman announced their split, has learned the former couple reunited in NYC — and they plan on seeing a lot more of each other.

Radar caught Glassman, 28, and Gosselin, 38, walking the streets of Manhattan on October 20. An insider explained, “Jon reached out to Haley again because he’s looking for some help with publicity and press.”

Glassman, and up-and-coming publicist and brand specialist in the city, offered to help.

Splash News

“Jon really trusts her,” the source said.

And it seems they still have a lot in common after all these years: After their business meeting, the insider said, they went out for drinks in the city.

The couple first started dating in 2009, during Gosselin’s divorce from reality TV wife Kate. He was living with Glassman’s dad — Kate’s plastic surgeon — and her mom, and the two hit it off when she came home from college.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Jogs

After a whirlwind romance that took them around the world, they were last seen together on October 18, 2009, in NYC. Gosselin announced their split on Halloween.

Meanwhile, Gosselin’s ex is single again after splitting with millionaire boyfriend Jeff Prescott, as Radar reported.

Do you think Jon and Hailey are meant to be? Let us know in the comments below!

Heffner Road said...

go to radaronline for a new article..TOO LONG TO OPY HERE