Kendra Wilkinson Says She’s Not A Bad Mom After ‘Wife Swap’

Wed, March 6, 2013 3:07pm EDT by 8 Comments
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After appearing on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ alongside mother of eight Kate Gosselin, Kendra wasn’t happy with the critiques she received! She was ‘really hurt’ when viewers and critics called her a bad mom! Read on for more details.

Kendra Wilkinson is no stranger to reality TV, but when she appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap, she wasn’t expecting the critics to fire at her for apparently being a bad mother. Her transition from being the mom to one kid (baby Hank IV, 3) with the help of her hubby Hank Baskett to Kate Gosselin‘s single mother lifestyle with eight children was overwhelming for the former Playmate — as it would be for any mother!

Kendra Wilkinson On ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’

“Ugh! You could call it birth control,” Kendra told OK! magazine about the experience. “But I survived. I don’t need therapy and it was an experience I’ll always carry with me.”

One thing she doesn’t want to carry with her? That would be the fact that Kate basically called her a bad mother. On the premiere, Kate told Kendra that she “doesn’t care” about baby Hank.

“You let everybody else do everything because you don’t care,” Kate said on the episode. “Between [Hank] and Rosa, they do everything, so essentially it enables you to do nothing.”

Kendra was “empowered” by the comments made, she said in the episode. “I need to dedicate more time with little Hank,” she said.

A close friend of Kendra’s also told the mag that something great about the experience is that Hank has adorable manners and even says “excuse me” when leaving the dinner table!

Kendra’s Friends Stick Up For Her

However, a friend close to her now reveals that the attack “really hurt” Kendra, and she was “hugely insulted” by the criticism.

“She loves [her son] with her whole heart and soul,” the friend told OK!. “Kendra knows she is a great mom because she and little Hank have so much fun together.”

That fun that she has in her house, the source said, was non-existent in Kate’s crazy household, and that saddened Kendra. Claiming the kids were “too serious” and “too stressed,” Kendra let the kids have a picnic in front of the TV with tacos, instead of Kate’s instructed dinner at the table.

“The kids loved it,” the source told the mag. “They felt like they were at a party.”

Kendra Wants Hank Baskett Jr. To Enjoy His Childhood

At the end of the day, Kendra is planning to take some lessons from the episode but remember — Hank’s still a kid.

“‘You gotta be a kid, son!'” Kendra told the mag of her message to her little one. “That’s my rule to him. You have one chance to be a kid and run around, be free, do whatever you want.”

So HollyMoms, do you think Kendra is a good mother even though she’s more laid back than Kate? Tell us below!

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More Celebrity Wife Swap News:

  1. Kate Gosselin’s Kids Scared When Left By Mom For ‘Wife Swap’ TV Show
  2. Kate Gosselin & Kendra Wilkinson To Switch Places On ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’
  3. Kate Gosselin: My Marriage Didn’t End Because Of Reality TV

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Maria Benites

Posted at 9:54 PM on March 7, 2014  

Kendra Soooooo proud of u…UGH Kate that’s why your no longer married U SUCK.

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Holly

Posted at 10:20 AM on March 7, 2013  

I liked them both! That kind of experience would benefit almost any mom. Yes, Kendra is laid back and yes, Kate is very controlled! I don’t like one more than the other but I did want to point out that Kate is in a very tough situation- 8 kids as a single parent? When my husband travels, I feel half-crazy with 3! I don’t know how much Kate could change her day without going completely nuts! Besides, kids should have a chore (age-appropriate). I do, however, agree that they are in need of more fun and spontaneity. Kendra is much newer to parenting and is going to get more structured as she goes on. Seems like her and Hank are happy, no doubt a great example for little Hank.

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sami

Posted at 4:17 AM on March 7, 2013  

That Kendra feels bad after receiving negative comments about her parenting on the show speaks volumes about her character. Kate Gosselin thinks she was the star of the show and people are just bullies for thinking her kids are too serious and sad.

Kendra has a heart and she cares and took a lesson from the show. Kate thinks she should take more time for herself (she already has 9 hrs a day w/no kids, every other weekend w/o them, and takes plenty of vacations w/o the kids) and to have more fun.

I’d pick Kendra any day to watch my children, but not Kate. I’d pick Kendra over Kate any day, as the parent most likely to raise a happy, well balanced, child. I’d pick Kate as most likely to raise neurotic, sad, introverted, lost children.

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LRA

Posted at 4:07 AM on March 7, 2013  

The show pointed out the glaring contrast between Kendra and Kate. It showed Kendra to be a loving, uncontrolling, fun, wife, mother, and good person and pointed out how UNloving, utterly controlling, and cold Kate was and how sad and devoid of any fun spirit the Gosselin kids are. It also showed Kendra willing and able to learn from the experience and that she is introspective and sympathetic. What did Kate get from the experience? Per Kate: That she needs more “me” time and to have some more fun. yep, that’s what she said she got from doing the show. Sad, imo.

Should Kendra have emphasized her partying so much? No, but it obviously hasn’t affected her marriage or child care and as long as her hubby is happy and Hank, Jr is taken care of, it’s really none of our business.

If anything, imo – Kendra came off as the GOOD mom and Kate as the BAD one.

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liz

Posted at 9:33 PM on March 6, 2013  

i understand kendra better than kate gosselin. a kid should be able to play and get dirty at times. kate is totally a boring mom. she’s so on top of everything with her kids life that her kids get to the point were they are stressed out and nagg about everything.

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diana

Posted at 7:45 PM on March 6, 2013  

kendra needs the truth she said after the show that she needs to party go out and drink all the time. You are a mom, yes go out and have fun, but don’t claim to be drunk at every waking moment. What I also did not like is how her husband lets her do whatever she wants. She can go around half nude, curse, and do all sorts of un-lady like things.She needs a reality check and she got one on wife swap.

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Cookie

Posted at 7:41 PM on March 6, 2013  

Just proved Kate is a mean controlling biotch!,
She wishes she had a husband like Hank,

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diana

Posted at 7:46 PM on March 6, 2013  

Hank needs to grow up too and stop babying her, he would do this for no other women.

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