It’s no secret, Kate Gosselin likes order and routine when it comes to running her household and raising her children. It’s understandable to want to keep things from becoming out-of-control chaotic, but does Kate take the discipline of her eight kids too far?
According to a former staffer, Kate smacks her kids with a large, plastic kitchen spoon when they have misbehaved.
Kate Gosselin is a regular boozer with a hair-trigger temper who has angrily paddled her kids with a kitchen utensil, an ex-staffer for Kate and her estranged husband Jon charges.
In an explosive exclusive interview, the former employee also reveals that she saw Kate getting cozy with bodyguard Steve Nield, the silver-haired hunk with whom she’s been rumored to be romantically involved…
“By the end of the day after the kids were settled, Kate would drink a bottle of wine by herself. This happened several nights a week,” said the source, who worked with the Gosselins for six months and quit at the end of summer 2008…
Kate was “short-fused and demanding,” according to the source, and while off-camera, she often disciplined the children in a very harsh, sometimes even violent, manner.
“When one of the boys closed a door on another one once, Kate got in their faces and yelled, ‘You tell me the truth about what happened!’” the source revealed.
“The children just stood there, terrified. Then she dragged one of the boys into the bathroom and spanked him five or six times with a large plastic mixing spoon.
“You could hear Kate forcefully whacking the child and the child screaming at the top of his lungs. People told me it happened more than once, but it was off-camera because Kate didn’t want it in the show.
The source also witnessed the growing closeness between Kate and her bodyguard, New Zealand native Steve Nield.
In a surprisingly intimate gesture, “Steve often put his hands on her hips to guide her.”
I’m not sure if drinking a bottle of wine now and again makes someone a “boozer” but the hitting the kids with a plastic spoon bothers me (if true). While a parent’s decision on how to discipline their child(ren) is their own business, I don’t think it’s a good idea to hit a child in anger, particularly with any sort of object.
Would Kate really hit her kids? Does that change your opinion of her?