Free Discussion First Quarter 2017

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.


Sharla said...

To start us off:

Duggarsbegone said...

The facility name is easy to find online but I will not post it. I live about an hour away from it.

Kimber said...

How do you go about finding the name of the facility Collon is in?

Duggarsbegone said...

Google "zelienople pa revokes facility license". It should be the first listing that pops up.

Duggarsbegone said...

It was revoked in 2015, then went on a provisional license, and the state is now revoking and looking to shut them down permanently.

Mitsie said...

According to Radaronline, Collin is in a facility outside Philadelphia, right?

Duggarsbegone said...

Collin looked so unhappy and seemed afraid to open his mouth during this episode. I also caught a couple "dagger stares" from him to Kate. He must really be hurting inside.

Debbie H said...

So Collin will be the one to write the scathing tell all book on Kate in a few years- I look forward to buying it!


The Reason Behind Collin Gosselin's Rare Kate Plus 8 Appearance

By Aurelie Corinthios

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 12:49pm EST


Collin (left) and Aaden Gosselin on Kate Plus 8

Kate Gosselin‘s son Collin made a surprise appearance on the season finale of Kate Plus 8 this week.

Collin, 12, has been enrolled in a program away from home to help him reach his full potential and was absent from the recent season of the reality show, which chronicles Kate’s life at home with her 16-year-old twins Mady and Cara and 12-year-old sextuplets. However, Collin appeared on Tuesday’s episode in a family game night scene, as well as a joint interview with his two brothers Joel and Aaden.

For the most part, Collin remained relatively quiet, allowing his siblings to do most of the talking, though still engaging in the game trivia.

Fans have been speculating about Collin’s appearance, and now, a source confirms to PEOPLE the scene was filmed before he was enrolled in the program.

“The reason he was on the show is that it was shot before he went away,” says the insider, “and sometimes footage airs out of order.”

Suzie O said...

I'm praying the kids will heal from the adversity in their lives and go forward being strong and healthy mentally and physically.

cali-girl said...

So the headline for In Touch today (January 11, 2017) about the show on January 10th is:


But, from the article above ^^^^ he is not back--the Game Show episode was filmed before he left.

I read the articles about the facility. It's been punished, and now having its license revoked and being closed for: lax supervision, sexual abuse of the boys, a suicide that went unnoticed for a while and a heroin overdose, vicious fights among other things.

This is a school to help 12 yr old Collin (from a little town and a private school in PA) with his "special needs" ?????? Where Kate says she enrolled him "in a program away from home that is helping him reach his full potential — and she recognizes now that it’s “precisely what he needs.” PRECISELY WHAT HE NEEDS???????

This sounds very much like a school for delinquent pre-teens and teens. I thought it sounded like a prison when not a special needs school when I first read about Collin having to spend Thanksgiving there, with no "pass" to go home for the day, and no visitors under 18 allowed.

BTW I watched the 16th bday episode last night---Mady is fresh, awful, rude, mouthy. Cara worries me greatly because she doesn't speak, but also because she say she "doesn't care" about just about everything (as a former middle school/high school teacher, this raises a HUGE red flag for me: no affect).

However the worst one is Kate, crying, flipping out, acting manic and then depressed, truly crazy, in my opinion. Very scary.


Jon and Kate Gosselin's sextuplets turn 13: See what they look like now!

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May 10th 2017 4:02PM


The Gosselin sextuplets are finally teenagers!

The six kids -- Aaden Gosselin, Alexis Gosselin, Collin Gosselin, Hannah Gosselin, Joel Gosselin and Leah Gosselin -- turned 13 on Wednesday, and four of them celebrated with their father, Jon.

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"I had four of them: Hannah, Leah, Joel and Aaden," he told E! News. "I cooked burgers and hot dogs on the grill, and we did presents and played football in the backyard. After that, we did cake and ice cream."

Clearly Jon and the kids had a great day together. The reality-star-turned-DJ sees his kids once a week for dinner, as well as every other weekend. Kate has custody of the sextuplets -- and twins Cara and Mady, 16 -- at all other times. The "Kate Plus 8" star commemorated his children's big day with a series of emotional Instagram posts.

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"Sitting in my room with the kids... thinking back to almost 13 years ago," she captioned a photo of a diaper. "I pulled out this extra small preemie diaper from the NICU.. I've kept it in my bedside table drawer, wherever we always remind me of how far we've come!! The kids were awed!"

In another post that featured a collage, Kate got even more emotional.

"HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY, my precious Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel," she wrote. "At this moment (7:51-7:53 am) 13 years ago, my life and heart were completed with your births! I love you all and NO MATTER WHAT it requires of me, I will ALWAYS be there for you; I'll always be your biggest cheerleader, your role model by example, your shoulder to cry on, the hug and laugh you need, and your mommy and friend! I love you guys! I got six times what I planned on, but I'd NEVER EVER go back! You're the six final pieces of my heart that I never knew I was looking for."

MayDay said...

Just read about Collin and the facility he was in. Something similar happened in April in Massachusetts~ the children's unit of a hospital that provides mental health treatment was close down by DMH Department of Mental Health with the reason that the unit closing down because of lack of staff, lack of trained staff, supervision and patients escaping off the unit. Thankfully no sexual abuse was reported. I myself questioned activity on the unit when I was there for provider meeting. Many families complained and DMH shut the unit shut down. My heart breaks for the kids who experienced this.

Duggarsbegone said...

Yikes! Kate and brood return on August 3rd.😠

Debbie H said...

I was hoping it would be over- it's PAST time for this show to be over- ratings were horrible last season- WHAT is wrong with TLC that they keep doing this? Does anyone know what Kate has on them?

Debbie H said...

Are you sure Kate comes back in August? All I can find is a reference to THREE limited episodes ONLY starting on July 10,2017-

Duggarsbegone said...

The first article I saw did say August and then earlier this week I saw the July 10th date.

Debbie H said...

Just 3 shows is all they are giving her this season- that's good news!