Jon Gosselin: Reality TV Gave My Kids Developmental Issues

Tue, November 5, 2013 10:51am EDT by 26 Comments
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baykavy

Posted at 8:46 PM on December 1, 2013  

Personally I dont see it as bad growing up I preferred talkimg to adults and still at 19 most of the people I talk to are older its about your prefrences and your maturaty level it is not always a bad thing. So i dont see it as that big of the thing they will find a few friemd there own age but if they would rather talk to adults its okay to

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TCParra

Posted at 11:02 AM on November 8, 2013  

The Sheep blogs have selective memory. I’d say that what Jon said about the kids pales in comparison to what Kate said in an entire BOOK about them. What she wrote in that book was NOT cute or warm and fuzzy. It was mean and completely insensitive. Don’t you sheep think that will harm them down the road?

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RealZiggyFlo (@RealZiggyFlo)

Posted at 1:09 PM on November 7, 2013  

Strange thing Jon, until Kate’s lawsuit against you, you said on several occasions on several different venues, including People mag that would consider putting your kids on TV again.

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TCParra

Posted at 11:13 AM on November 8, 2013  

So what? That doesn’t mean he isn’t allowed to express his concerns. You can be on TV and not become a hot mess. When a MOTHER tells a child “they better come with her or they aren’t Gosselins anymore”, that’s not exactly top notch parenting. Come on sheep, remember that little comment from your favorite Sara Palin episode? You know the one, where the poor poor innocent Kate was set-up by the Palins? I bet if you asked Sara’s dad, HE wouldn’t say that Kate was sweet and misunderstood.

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RealZiggyFlo (@RealZiggyFlo)

Posted at 1:03 PM on November 7, 2013  

If you feel your kids are so damaged, take them to counseling and stop trashing them in public. When you were married, never saw you take all eight kids out by yourself. Even now you never have all eight of them by yourself overnight – by your OWN admission.

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Mia

Posted at 12:13 AM on November 11, 2013  

Stop trashing them in public? Like calling Mady and Cara unloveable? Like saying Mady is horrible and writing that she’s a liar? Like calling Cara homely? Or calling Joel “clueless”? Like calling the boys “icky”? That is trashing the kids in public, and KATE did all that.

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Come on!

Posted at 9:08 AM on November 7, 2013  

Easy to say now that the kids are older. How do you go to the supermarket with 8 under 3-year-olds? Stupid to comment these kind of things afterwards. Who stopped Jon from taking the kids shopping with him when they were babies/toddlers? No one but it’s simply impossible. Think about the difference: taking 6-8 toddlers shopping or same amount of school aged kids!

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yvonne jimenez

Posted at 12:55 PM on November 6, 2013  

kate just saw an oppertunerty to make money trough her kids … I that have worked with the department of childern and families and birth to three programs , and i will tell you kids need to have a interactons with other kids from early on . they learn skills and grow up healty .

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Lucy Di Poce Bonomo

Posted at 3:22 PM on November 5, 2013  

You are so right Jon. Isolating them from the rest of the world does not help the children. Thank God they have Jon.

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Mia

Posted at 12:20 PM on November 5, 2013  

Kate’s fans bashed him for saying that his kids have problems related to them being on TV, but they were fine with Kate writing I Just Want You To Know and singling out each kid by name and calling them liars, saying who has tantrums, etc. And what mom writes on her blog that her kids are unloveable? Kate, that’s who. I don’t think Jon is making this up, and I think he really wants to help the kids. Their mother will never allow it, though, and they will probably grow up lonely and unable to relate to others. That’s just so sad, they will have social problems as adults, and she won’t help them.

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stef24

Posted at 12:29 PM on November 5, 2013  

Here is my two cents. He didn’t say anything wrong and he didn’t say anything out of line. I think MANY people simply read the headlines that said that Jon stated his kids were ‘developmentally delayed’ and didn’t bother to read what his words actually were. First and foremost, he NEVER stated or implied that the kids had ANY kind of learning disability or were slow learners in any way. He stated that because they didn’t have ‘normal’ childhoods, they don’t interact with peers/adults as they should. And that makes sense because instead of having normal childhoods with playdates/parties with other children, they were whisked off around the world or spent hours in front of cameras filming a TV show. They never learned how to interact with other children their own age. (outside of their own home) And now that they’re older, they’re still having problems. We know there is truth to his words, seeing as 2 of the kids were expelled from kindergarten at the age of 6 for physically harming an adult in their school. Instead of getting these kids the help they need so they can adjust and have ‘normal’ childhoods, Kate’s one and only goal is to get them back in front of the cameras again. How sad is that?

Jon said nothing wrong. He probably should not have worded it as ‘developmentally delayed’…perhaps ‘socially delayed’ would have been better.

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A parent who loves their kids, not bash them

Posted at 1:28 PM on November 5, 2013  

Jon put his kids on TV also, enough said.

 
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GiGi

Posted at 1:34 PM on November 5, 2013  

stef24 you stated this perfectly. Kate’s fans only see and hear what Kate wants them to see and hear. Sad for the kids all the way around.

 
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lmb

Posted at 2:58 PM on November 5, 2013  

Great comment stef! You expressed my feelings much better than I’d have done myself.

I thank The Gossip Table/Celebrity Gossip/Hollywoodlife for giving Jon this platform to clarify his original comments on the Oprah show.

 
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justcheckingin

Posted at 3:23 PM on November 5, 2013  

Spot on stef24

 
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A parent who loves their kids, not bash them

Posted at 1:30 PM on November 5, 2013  

How would Jon know? He was gone for months on end, leaving his kids behind for a new fling every few months. Both parents should have a gag order on the kids.

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lmb

Posted at 4:04 PM on November 5, 2013  

Oh for goodness sakes! Jon never was away from his kids for months at a time; he visited them when it was his custody time and still does. Kate did the same thing during the time Jon was at the house during his custody time. You’re talking about something that happened FOUR years ago. Move on – everyone else has.

 
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KidsAreNotCommodities

Posted at 12:10 PM on November 5, 2013  

Completely agree with Jon. It doesn’t help that his former wife recently called the twins unloveable, wrote an enire book (I just want you to know) about their faults and they way she disciplines them, well she should be in jail IMO. It’s sad that 2 of the tups were expelled from school and that’s Kates fault. She taught them to be violent, this all falls on her. The kids are a commodity to her, nothing else, the truth hurts her chances of being on a show again and TV is all that matters to her, nothing else.

Jon wished his former wife nothing but the best and she turns around and bashes him refusing to see the kids needs help. She has thrown all family members out of their lives, doesn’t allow them to have a life outside of the compound I believe she is so scared of her “secrets” being revealed and nobody dare question her. There’s nothing wrong with having problems, there is something wrong when the mother caused them and refuses to get them help. She’s mentally ill and needs and intervention, the sooner the better

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justcheckingin

Posted at 3:21 PM on November 5, 2013  

Agree 100% that Kate is mentally ill and sadly enough doesn’t see it. She only see $ signs at the exploitation of her kids. I feel so bad for those babies.

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abe

Posted at 11:52 AM on November 5, 2013  

he was broke, bankrupt, job & homelss, folks!!

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Mia

Posted at 12:13 PM on November 5, 2013  

What does that have to do with the story reported here?

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A parent who loves their kids, not bash them

Posted at 1:29 PM on November 5, 2013  

Needs to help financially when you have kids, does your hubs help support your kids?

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lmb

Posted at 2:54 PM on November 5, 2013  

They share custody. She supports them when she has them and he supports them when he has them. Besides, what does support have to do with social interactions and problems?

 
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lmb

Posted at 2:56 PM on November 5, 2013  

He works 2 jobs and has a home where his children live when it’s his custody time. Having money or not doesn’t factor into emotionally supporting children. If anything, he’s the one giving them social training because they’re certainly not getting it from their mother who’d like nothing more than to put them back in front of the cameras again.

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Mia

Posted at 12:09 AM on November 11, 2013  

Broke? That’s because he doesn’t force his children to support him like their mother does.
Jon has never declared bankruptcy. That’s a lie.
Jon works two job, so you claim that he is jobless is a lie.
Jon has a house where he lives and the kids live when they visit. Your claim that he is homeless is a lie.]
Kate is such a failure as a human being that her fans have to make up lies about Jon to make her look better by comparison. Too bad, we all know they’re lies.

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whatsweb

Posted at 11:09 AM on November 5, 2013  

Reblogged this on WhatsWeb.

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