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Karen

Posted at 1:59 AM on July 1, 2015  

Wow! No one on this thread has a problem with comments calling a five year old child ugly, fugly, squinty-eyed and worst of all Chinaman????? That is horrendous. This is blatant ignorance and racism. There are no words to describe your kind. I’m sure all of you here are perfect parents, know all the answers, and have perfect children. Consider getting an education and educating your children so they don’t berate those they feel are different or not attractive.There’s no excuse for that type of talk about anyone no less a child with disabilities. You people are all models, I suppose!

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Joy

Posted at 9:28 PM on July 1, 2015  

How about the parents laughing and encouraging william the brat to call zoey names and say she cant come in his room bc shes tiny??? Really…that my friend is messed up.

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angela

Posted at 9:12 PM on July 2, 2015  

its a case of the pot calling the kettle black..Will, Jen & Bill are intelligent to know that. Will by now knows that his parents adore the ground he walks on, thus give him the ammunitions to fire at whoever he deems fit including Jen & Bill… “MY POOL”; No 4 y.o. kid have the audacity to tell his old man to stop right there and not come near his own pool…tell me now who is in charge in this particular incident..please explain to us Bill why Will is so blatant, cos hes named Will and therefore hes allowed to do what he wants . if that’s the case Bill is to certain degree responsible for creating this ‘tiny’ Will’s demeanour to date…Bill do think that the sun shines out of Will ‘s A$$.

 
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eieio

Posted at 11:39 PM on June 30, 2015  

I agree..Will is a spoiled disrespectful kid..He does not respect Jen and he’s always sticking his hands in the food/cake..he does not listen…He’s not a baby he’s 5..wait till he’s 12 poor Jen,Bill&Zoey

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Genny

Posted at 10:29 PM on June 30, 2015  

I loved this show and I am so inspired by the strength of this couple. Then they brought the children home. Now I see what pushovers they are as parents. Will needs to come live with me for a few weeks. What a bully! He has come so far in his speech and has grown so much in the last couple years. Therefore I believe he’s intelligent enough to know exactly what hes doing when he hits his mother, or tells his father to get away from HIS pool. Wake up you two. Get a handle on it now, before its too late. If you dont I fear Jen or Zoey will end up hurt physically by his disgusting behavior. This boy makes me so mad I can hardly watch anymore.Man up Bill! Who sits by and watches as theyre child slaps Mom in the face? Unbelievable!

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Penny

Posted at 8:01 PM on June 30, 2015  

I was pissed when Bill grabbed Zoey during opening Willies presents at home, shes a little one and wanted to be a part of it all. When she said she wanted to play Bill was way too rough, he had his arm around as to wrangle her in and he was too rough. Jen’s das must have not liked it as he picked her up and put her to bed.

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Sondra

Posted at 9:15 PM on June 26, 2015  

I could not believe that bill allowed Zoey to walk backwards on the counter top. Then playfully asked her to get down when he should have taken her down These kids’ behavior is TERRIBLE. They dont listen to their parents and bill laughs as though it is so cute. It was disgusting that the parents did not even correct will when he said Zoey couldnt help decorate his room because she is “tiny”. They allow him to discriminate agaonst a little person–its just sickening.

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snickers1

Posted at 1:28 AM on June 27, 2015  

In Bill’s defense I think with his back he could not lift her down, BUT he could have helped her climb down! I agree so much with everyone that they are making Will into a brat. Can you imagine how is must be at school? If they continue I think it will come to the point that people stop watching if Will continues on this path. Just because they think it’s funny it does not mean other people do.
Maybe it would be better to stop the show and not have the cameras on. Maybe they are worried they will come across as being mean. I don’t know but they need to get a handle on him.
I really can’t watch anymore.

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Michelle

Posted at 9:37 PM on June 25, 2015  

and to add to that why would bill laugh at everything that will does wrong when he is bad and it’s always overlooked and there’s poor Zoey roaming around entertaining herself and then bill let herr climb up on the kitchen counter where she was towards the end of the counter top and she easily could have fallen off then Will gets up there and bill just laughs again! it took Jen to walk in and see the kids on the counter and she said no no no that’s not OK and they were and that’s when they were told to get downone daythey will get hurt I hope I’m wrong but dawn I don’t think you’re watching the same show will is bad he is spoiled he hits his own mother he bites his own sister he steals her food he is not what your say and I’ll tell you what you do not need to say God help you to other people God help you doing for not opening your eyes and sing this perfect example they try to display on the show is the wrong way to go about it they really should start being real on the show like all of us other parents children are not supposed to act that way you must not have children but if you do a quote or your blog or what you wrote on you is a God help you this is a form for our own opinions we have our right to them so deal with that will is a spoiled brat there ya go dawn Hawthorne

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angela

Posted at 12:46 AM on June 26, 2015  

this 5 y.o plus Will is v cunning and spoiled. He knows he has the upper hand in the household cos he has tested the ground for a good 2 and abit yr. From the day he was adopted. Bill and Jen have allowed him to do whatever he wants, even little animals like cats and dogs know where they stand if you allow them let alone human beings. Will is definitely the boss of the household now, cos Bill and Jen allowed the situation to happen. remember education and good manners begin at home, tell me how else can any kids learn, did you not remember the saying ‘spare the rod and spoil the child’. whether Jen and Bill have degrees that is irrelevant. Will is self centered and selfish. in the 2 years he was adopted he has proved whatever is he wants he gets. he has outrightly told Jen and Bill that,1 v gross incident that came to light was the ‘first week at school’ episode remember the swimming lesson with the swimming instructor, almost towards the end of the lesson, Bill walked towards the edge of his own swimming pool, Will audaciously yelled out to him, “MY Pool” ,Immediately Bill timidly retreated backwards like a frightened kid who has been reprimand, and Will further told him “You Sit’. Reflect for a moment, if your son tells you ‘to sit and don’t come near my pool’, instead of showing Will who’s in charge, Bill like a wimp did as he’s told. This incident proves us all right that Will rules the household not Jen and Bill ,therefore letting the audacious boy know all along he is in charge and has the upper hand. All you people out there have voted that this cunning chappy is conniving and has used all the tricks in the game to manipulate the situation. Facing the truth can be painful, Jen and Bill.

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Claeaz

Posted at 7:57 PM on June 30, 2015  

Michelle, you are on point and dont miss a thing I am glad you see whats really happening. Did you see the cookie baking when Zoey had to play by herself? and Wills Birthday they put Zoey at a different table that was sad. Then making her go home and watxh him open presents was pitiful. They need to find her a loving family because they clearly make a difference and Zoey is always left alone to juat exist like she furniture and I am sick of hearing Will sit, dont quit stop while he hits smacks pinches steals and he know exactly what he is doing its sickening. I hurt for lil Zoey.

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Dawn Hawthorne

Posted at 7:17 PM on June 25, 2015  

These are children! I can’t believe how mean people can be.. These kids are absolutely adorable!!! These are lucky parents!! Kids are a gift and they are only acting like kids.. Obviously they have more manners than most adults I’ve seen… How can people be so ugly on the inside to put down these little kids!! God help you!!

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Michelle

Posted at 9:23 PM on June 25, 2015  

Dawn Hawthorne God help youyou are clearly not watching the same show will is awful he runs that whole house he steals Zoe’s food he hits his mother he bites Zoe she’s spoiled rotten and Bill and Jen overlook everything will does when he is bad and dill especially laughs when will ask for Apple how can you say God help you God be with you and God bless you when you need God to help you to realize you’re not watching the same show for some reason that’s child is awful and it’s only going to get worse he is spoiled rotten and I can’t understand how you do not see that and how horrible is behavior is and how he is coddled and Zoe went to use a book from his room and he kept saying my book my book he can’t even share with his own sister and Jen and Bill in a little side interviews make nothing but excuses for him but it’s difficult for 5 year olds to know I have a son he shares that’s not what they do their taught and these two are well as though he is is a good child but we last talked nothing but laughter is his reward for being terrible it’s disgusting so God help you go on Hawthorne

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Juliab

Posted at 9:36 PM on June 23, 2015  

All the hype about the N.Y show just conformed that boy is a horrible example of kids at five. He ran straight foe food at the book signing. Then packed some up, this fugly boy has zero manners i just hate his little squeezed up face hes so damn ugly i agree Tim. Dang Will is one ugly and sickening brat. Slap the hell out of that boy teach him some manners. Uihggh

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snickers1

Posted at 9:48 PM on June 23, 2015  

They are going to be so sorry when Will gets bigger. I didn’t like the scene where he was tackling Zoey “playing Karate”. He will be very be able to hurt her and Jenn. It’s kindof like they say make sure you can handle your kids before they outgrow you!

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jc

Posted at 11:28 PM on June 27, 2015  

what a sicko child abuser you are

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Griffin

Posted at 1:40 AM on June 28, 2015  

I don’t think you should slap the hell out of him…but…I DO believe in spankings.

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Timmothy R

Posted at 8:44 PM on June 23, 2015  

Sorry I know im gonna be making some folks mad Buuttt, that Damn Will is the ugliest little chinaboy i ever did see. Damn that is a fugly thing. If he had a better personality maybe but in general hes damn ugly

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Keri

Posted at 6:30 PM on June 23, 2015  

Tonight will prove the bias between Zoey and Will. I was floored when on the preview Bill gushes , Will can wear any costume or outfit really???? Dare we say how adorable Zoey really is or is he so above her that Jen and Bill give him all accolades. Little Mr.William is quite the pudgy little pig nose brat, nothing about this kid is cute. He is a nasty litte greedy bully. Cant stand that mug, his smile is nothing special believe me.He cant speak or spell i couldn’t believe they let a five year old say jawwow no oinky its jello. Bet his big buns can speaowwww ckk

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snickers1

Posted at 7:03 PM on June 23, 2015  

Totally agree. I watched a little bit this season and thought they may have gotten some of the feedback on favoring Will, but even it they are trying hard to show Zoey more attention it’s still apparent they favor Will. Have you ever noticed Jenn’s Dad always has Zoey? I think he sees the
difference they are making in the kids. Hope he will always be there for her, since Will is always gonna come first for Bill and Jenn.

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Michelle

Posted at 2:57 PM on June 18, 2015  

And on the cakegate episode Jen told Will ni cake 14 times and Will said the wird cake 17 times helloooooo OA meeting stat Dr. Jen

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Michelle

Posted at 10:14 AM on June 18, 2015  

Will runs the whole house he is a brat with a bad temper all this talk about he is so cute and his smile and he laughs…please!!!!that is ONLY when he is getting his way Zoey has to make a run for it when her food is in front of her or Will is gonna eat it and why does Bill stand on top of the kids while they eat? The freakin high chairs next to each other he stands right on top of them both and him and jen saying 500 times Will loves cars he just loves them like his Baba ughhh ALL boys love cars and that stupid BABA i cant take it jen is so overbearing im happy she is healthy now but het helicopter mom crapp those kids are gonna run for their lives to be free of her when they are old enough and the 2 of them and their big words ok we all get it ypur sooooo smart but book smart and degrees mean nothing when there is no common sense! !! The yogurt comment ie..The yogurt is thicker here then in China!!!Jen said and she is a Pediatrician wtf!!!! I can’t! ! Bill just spends her money like water too next time you watch judt count how many times she says “essentially”

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Andria O'N

Posted at 1:19 PM on June 18, 2015  

Michelle I agree with your comments 1000%, Jen says jump,,,, Bill says “” how high “”.Oh yes she says “” on this momentous occasion”” quite a bit, blaa blah blah, Young Will is already a little hellion and Zoey looks like a wide eyed scared deer in head lights,. One of Wills caregivers in the New Day Foster Home in China LOVED TO EAT, he sometimes helped himself from the closest plate at meal times, I would say he also does the same thing now,no wonder he is getting very pudgy,. ZOEY WATCH YOUR PLATE.

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Michelle

Posted at 2:53 PM on June 18, 2015  

Andria O’N. HA!!! Sooooo true! ! So annoying isnt it!! Did you catch the yogurt thingy that was unreal and u are right jen whoops Bills @ss!!! Or…BABA UGHHHH lmao!!!

 
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Janice Cimbala

Posted at 5:31 PM on June 17, 2015  

I like this show, but hey, I liked 19 Kids too. I do notice that Zoey is always looking around as if she is totally confused as to where she is and why — kind of like maybe she is reincarnated and wondering “how in the hell did I end up in Texas with these people pushing Santa Claus and pumpkins on me?” I need to get back to Mumbai.

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Shelly

Posted at 12:13 AM on June 17, 2015  

And Zooey got a whole damn farm for her birthday!
Poor will got a damn 30minute play date at the mad science museum which Jen messed up the date on!
Her parenting makes me sick Bc she is clearly showing favoritizium

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Michelle

Posted at 12:01 PM on June 20, 2015  

Shelly zoey deserved a whole farm !!!! Will gets everything even steals Zoeu’s food and he is not told about it they just let him u arent watching the same show! !

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Kayla

Posted at 11:27 PM on June 20, 2015  

They gave the farm bc willy wanted it. Zoey sat in the sidelines. Shes always on the sidelines. They disgust me. Can soneone see the mean ness come out in Bill after Willipalooza birthday and the gifts are brought home, Zoey is made to watch dont touch??really??? Then as she cried to play with a toy just like Princr will the royal brat, i was shocked angered and cried when laying on the floor Bill grabs Zoey by her arm and tucked her to him so harsh and mean it hurt her physically. Imagine how she interpreted that moment? I dont lije them as the kids grow up, i thought it was going to be about family, bit its Jen, Baba and Will.

 
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Shelly

Posted at 12:07 AM on June 17, 2015  

I totally disagree! They show that little brat zoey more attention then they do will
They are quick to correct will when he’s doing wrong but not Zooey! And she’s always screaming the word NO! And they don’t do anything about it
They should have left the little brat in India

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Pat Dumas

Posted at 1:19 AM on June 17, 2015  

Shelly that is mean. Yes. They have problems and are hard to take.. I agree. But, they are little.. from orphanages with god knows what kind of treatment. Very cruel comment on your part.

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Kenn

Posted at 1:54 PM on June 9, 2015  

I saw the Christmas scene, I know that William is a bad kid, he’s a brat for sure but it got really apparent when they went to the snow globe and after, Zoey was dancing they were really encouraging her and cheering for her (finally)but the camera went over to Will and he look like he was physically sick to see her get a morsel of attention that was really pitiful to watch. I hope the parents love her more. I feel bad for her too. I say slack up on the schmeqring it on thick for him and enjoy Zoey a little.

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angela

Posted at 4:50 AM on June 14, 2015  

u got it right kenn at least sum1 is perceptive

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benbu

Posted at 1:29 PM on June 9, 2015  

Andria O’N has great feedback. Sounds like the lady has got some experience. I am wondering why that little baby girl Zoe is always wondering around lookin so lost and lonely? My wife woulda loved to scoop her up and just love her.I see she’s always watching the couple with that boy. Makes me think she’s been made to feel less than and I see on her face she is feeling different at such a tender age.Someone noted her as filailing her arms and mimicking the way her brother reacted while his mom and pop were playing with him and I’ve seen it, then she drifts off with those big ol eyes and fidgets with her hands as if to say hey I’m here play with me too, I count too. It hurts to see that baby girl being neglected like that. It also boosts that boy up with his ego and its gonna make him feel like he’s better than his sister.Parents natural or not, or adults in general should know better. I’m a retired child psychologist and I think discipline is in order for that boy, of course I’m from the old school way of thinking.

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lee

Posted at 2:34 AM on June 7, 2015  

The Chinaman is a total brat..He needs his butt paddled before he is completely unmanageable..

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Shawn

Posted at 1:48 PM on June 9, 2015  

Lee, I agree by not putting him in check with more than that damn stupid be ready crap they will cause people to dislike him more. He learned that sht in his orphanage to put his hands together and “be ready” because of that rotten behavior he had even then. He bit hit and took things from others he was a bully then he’s a brat and a bullynow he got that look when he was popping Jen in the face during baking that said he was getting aggressive and carried away. He will hurt Jen and his sister I’m afraid. Also with his pompous attitude and selfishness like when the kids were looking at his bike said that he is a real brat and not many parents would welcome that around their kids. How can he make friends? Sadly I never see Will and Zoe play together, I’ve seen him push her out of the way a few times as if to say these are my parents not yours. He acts like she’s not a part of the family. Kids that little would normally be Playmate’s.

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melissa

Posted at 9:28 PM on June 9, 2015  

How did will get his hearing back?

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Michelle

Posted at 8:18 AM on June 14, 2015  

You are right he does but it will never happen. He runs them both and just watch they are human and sooner or later the perfect kid crapp jen and “baba” cram down our throats will get tiring. Zoey is wobderful poor kid probably stays uo at night worrying about Will taking her breakfast in the morning. And why did Jen say to Bill “oh boy the yogurt in China is different from the yogurt here, its thinner yogurt in China” and this is a Pediatrician! !!!

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Michelle

Posted at 12:03 PM on June 20, 2015  

Lee you are right! !! Will needs a good swat just like the good swats he gives to his mommy

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Susan Miller

Posted at 3:36 PM on May 26, 2015  

All you people leaving rude comments know nothing about the development of a child adopted from an orphange. Until you do then don’t you dare say one comment about Bill and Jen Arnold.
They are doing everything right. I cannot believe people’s ignorance and I am qualified to say that as an RN BSN PCS(Pediatric Clinical Specialist) Shame on all of you. My children are very well mannered, and Jill and Bill will expect nothing less. So unless you have something positive to say just please be quiet. See I have manners too other wise I would have told all of you to f-off.

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courtneyz

Posted at 2:48 AM on May 31, 2015  

Susan, its a public forum not your personal blog so get lost. Will is a spoiled brat and if you pay any attention to his horrid behavior you would know that unless you are a mum who ignores that type of thing. Will is just a naughty out of control kid who bullies his parents and ignores every rule. Did you not see him at NASA? Did you not see any show where he has been a tyrant? Just because he is on the TV and people like you want to make him into a superstar doesn’t make his behavior any better. In fact you see Bill and Jen trying to be firm and discipline him but already he is rebellious and still thumb sucking. He swats his sister like a peasant fly and the way he spoke to poor Jen when Bill’s mum sat at the table was really over the line. The boy needs strict and immediate discipline. On the other hand while at NASA, Will had a toy going in, Jen raved maybe HE would be an astronaut not Zoey and He got the toy costume, things lime this are wrong and a parent should know that you don’t make such a difference between children. Good day to you, hopefully your hostility has been toned down by now, if you want to control the posts write your own blog otherwise…we all have a right to our opinions and to express them. Good day.

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Jazz

Posted at 6:45 PM on June 4, 2015  

Can you blame them. Jen and Bill want to be parents so badly. Jen is so kind you can tell. I think the both are learning to be a better parent everyday. Bill is out of control but it is them problem. I wish them both lots of luck and find the way to make this children be good person in the future.

 
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michelle

Posted at 3:14 PM on June 12, 2015  

MI totally agree! !!William is a total brat running the both if those parents. He doesn’t lisyen and they play it off and us patents know they are cringing inside. Jenn is lovely but she is so overbearing. Will swats ay her and has a bad temper. Zoey is amazing and every episodes if you listen you will hear bill and jenn constantly saying Will, William, Will you get the point.And whatever this boy does they both make sure to portray any type of his actions as he is some genius child and dies nothing wrong. Its fake and all the nicey nicey and ignoring his antics are the result of the parents Jenn mainly being control freaks, not understanding that being patents flies your control right out the window. Totally annoying but have to keep watching because this little boy is going to gey worse and sooner or later Bill and Jenn will have to have a REAL reaction.I dont like the whole calling the dad Baba its awful tjis child is missing out on the American way if the jiy of calling his father DADDY!!! For 2 educated adults they are boik smart but lack common sense TLC execs are brilliant thats for sure raking in money fir yet another train wreck!!

 
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Michelle

Posted at 4:10 PM on June 19, 2015  

Courtneyz well said I agree 100% with u

 
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Andria O'N

Posted at 10:24 AM on June 6, 2015  

People are allowed to form their own opinions, why lie and say they think the child is adorable and cute when they think otherwise?? No one has that right to tell you to shut the F___K up. I do know of many people think the kids were adopted as play mates instead of children to gain more popularity and show ratings (MONEY). Just sayin. You can’t force people to always agree with you, All of your degrees don’t mean diddley squat , big deal, SHAME SHAME on you . As I said I HEARD THIS MANY TIMES OVER, I JUST SIT AND LISTEN, it is their thoughts and opinion, to be truthful I am NOT a fan of the show either, I keep my opinion to myself.Have a great day everyone.

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Tam

Posted at 1:13 PM on June 9, 2015  

Susan You can F off. This is a public forum. Zoey is well behaved, where did she come from? Oh, yes an orphanage. Will is a rotten brat with nasty behaviors. He is selfish, rude, hateful and over bearing. You act as though you are the family member and take criticism so personal. If you don’t like it don’t read it period. He acts like a brat, he is a nastly Lil brat and that’s that. Though I love Jen n Bill they make an aweful difference between the kids and its unfair. At NASA Jen shouts Will can be an astronaut what about Zoey? When is it about her? Do you not see the little doll just alone and in acknowledged? During the cookie baking Jen and her mom played with Will and Zoey sat behind them throwing her hands about the way he was while he was being cooed over and tickled. That’s messed up to the point of being disgusting. Will is not a sweet child like she is yet she is so ignored. So Sue, don’t take it personal, its the right of others to speak on what they see. Lots of people are professionals who concur that Will is in need of a good paddling and discipline while Zoey needs more of that coddling and being made to feel special. Before you tell people to f off get real, this is America we have a right to freedom of speech and opinion.

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Debbie secrest

Posted at 12:14 AM on July 1, 2015  

Susan Miller, you are the only intelligent person on this forum, everyone else is an idiot. We are talking about CHILDREN here people!

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cindy

Posted at 8:48 AM on May 19, 2015  

Jen, your hair cut is so cute.. I really love it, it goes with your face really good

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Karen Lewis

Posted at 2:58 PM on April 24, 2015  

For those who choose to leave negative comments on everything from diapers to typical toddler reactions I, a mother of 4 adult children plus studies and practices on rearing children, I wish to say my heart hurts for this couple taking into consideration issues that create some leave way in their methods. DID those criticizing ever consider these 2 children not only are facing major changes in their little lives from leaving orphanages where they had always lived and knew everyone, even though in their best interest at their age they don’t realize it. Bill and Jen do exactly what is right. There are enough changes the children cannot understand to bring them into a totally new setting to just “throw in” potty training, stiff discipline these children would not understand, hard hit Wil because in a very few months with now addressed hearing loss demand he speak English perfect (one will note he had already learned the phonetic Mandarin language enough to use it and also to add syllables at the end (ome ah -home) and once a language is learned certain sounds are very difficult to say, NOT to mention the fact what WE see is on television camera – not their fully real life. Think. Would some of the things you do with your children be what you would want to share with the world, and not to mention Jen – and Bill, and the kids affected by it, having to deal with a terribly serious illness while trying to adjust. Bill often says things about “learning about their children,” and their children learning about them. In child psyche I learned just in normal, American homes it’s not good child rearing to demand too much for a child at one time. Come on critics. these two people have great sense in when to introduce what and as Jen once points out it’s worth to “upset the apple cart.” Bill and Jen, I LOVE your program, and am absolutely delighted and fascinated by the life, and precious children you share with us. Ignore the critics. Somehow, though, I think both of you rise above those who want to knit pick – and note they are not sharing their life with us as you are. You’re great parents and great people. It is stated the greatest thing a couple can do for their child is show love for each other. Need I say more?

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Kirsten Irvine

Posted at 3:03 PM on April 25, 2015  

Jen has had a horrific time in terms do her cancer diagnosis, no one can say different. I am a mum of 2 and I have seen some behaviors on the show that I would not tolerate. Will is rude and disrespectful and Zooey is learning from him. If you find their behaviour acceptable then that’s fine, but I would not tolerate it. I know I can go anywhere with my children and I know they will behave!

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Stacy

Posted at 2:28 PM on May 14, 2015  

I agree with you. I feel so sorry for Jen and Bill and what they have had to go through. However, Will is very rude. They love him so much that they let him get away with it. That doesn’t teach him that it is ok. You definitely need to show them love and they deserve love. But just showing love will not correct their behavior.

 
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kalpana

Posted at 2:42 PM on May 14, 2015  

I agree They have been too nice to the kids…if they do not discipline the kids they will have problems in life…so guys help them to grow up normal rather than showering with expensive gifts and elaborate birthday parties…be normal

 
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snickers1

Posted at 11:52 PM on June 27, 2015  

Are they also great parents by favoring one child and ignoring the other?

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Laura Owens

Posted at 8:21 PM on April 2, 2015  

OMG, Bill and Jen are MODEL parents. They deal with problems directly and honestly. These children are special and need the special love given to them by Bill and Jen. I love the show and anxiously awaiting its return. Does anyone know when that will be. (Ignore the negative people!)

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Mariane

Posted at 1:47 AM on February 24, 2015  

I am so impressed with the amount of love Jen and Bill give these precious children. Think of all the changes Will and Zoey have experienced in their young lives: moving not only from one country to another but from vastly different cultures and customs than they were used to. They are acting like normal kids their age and having raised two boys myself, I think the discipline Jen and Bill give the children is entirely appropriate. Will had a serious hearing problem which affected his speech until he had surgery. He’s very bright and will catch up. All the physical problems, surgeries, limitations of mobility are things they deal with every day that the average person has never confronted. Let’s encourage them at every opportunity and not nit-pick at the way Bill and Jen are raising the children. They are very generous to allow us into their lives and millions of people watch them with fascination and pray for them daily. I feel blessed to have even have occasional glimpses of them on television. They are model parents and deserve our highest praise.

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Alison

Posted at 6:20 AM on March 20, 2015  

Well said. I hope Bill and Jen don’t take any notice of the negative comments. Love the show.

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Carol

Posted at 4:50 PM on February 12, 2015  

I see now that Zoey has started hitting his mommy (during the photo shoot) just like Will does. Jens comment in the show Zoey’s Birthday Party was ” Will isn’t bad to be bad, he wants to see you laugh”, I don’t agree, they are spoiling those kids rotten. These kids understand right from wrong, yet they are still in diapers. Too sad.

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Miranda Jonessy

Posted at 1:21 AM on February 15, 2015  

I totally agree. I see it more in Will than in Zoey. Will does bratty things and no one seems to want to help him make better choices. What are Jen and Bill afraid of? Will needs discipline. He does what he wants to do and gets away with it. It’s bad enough Will still cannot produce a sentence in English. He will have problems in school with the other kids because of his speech difficulties and problems with the teachers because of his bratty behavior. Jen and Bill better wise up and do the job that they wanted so desperately – to be parents.

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Carol

Posted at 1:51 PM on February 17, 2015  

@ Meranda I completely agree with you. It almost looks like Jen is afraid of Will. Will is just about as tall as Jen. At their photo shoot for the pictures for Bill, Zoey was telling Jen no and trying to hit her. Will lashed out too. It isn’t the kids fault, it is Will and Jens fault. I have seen Bill lay down the law, on the Easter show while coloring eggs so I know they can be good parents and have a try having some structure for those kids.

Now they just need to do it before it gets too late.

 
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Kirsten ipsen

Posted at 2:43 PM on April 21, 2015  

Unfortunately I think the are not tuff enough on both children. I don’t doubt for a minute that they love both children. But love allown isn’t enough. Has anyone notice the children always have I pads do their parents phones. That is lazy parenting!

 
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Blowhard

Posted at 4:48 PM on February 12, 2015  

Both Jen and Bill need to put the kids first not themselves.

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Gramma Susie

Posted at 3:41 PM on March 16, 2015  

My gosh people! These are some lovely people giving some great little kids a wonderful life like they would never had in their own countries, and sharing with all of us. Until you walk a mile in another’s shoes…….it is always easier to see in another’s world than in yours. Lets give them some positive feedback.
I for one want to see more of them all. When is the new episode coming? Why can’t we have them on all the time?
Love you all Jen and Bill, Just call me Gramma Susie

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Andria O'N

Posted at 10:51 AM on June 6, 2015  

Well Gramma Susie, I am a greatgrandma, with my kids and all grandkids , it’s a total of 24. I have walked a good many miles in Their shoes as you put it , four times.Yes they love these kids to death, but if you don’t lay down ground rules from day one , you will be in for a hell of a turbulent ride. You can’t let any child be your boss and say you have to pick your battles as not to upset the apple cart, you DO NOT pick battles, you are the parent (BOSS). And you certainly do not reward bad behavior , as they are constantly doing, the only thing the kids are learning is if I am misbehaving, I will get a treat ,,rather food or toy to shut them up or stop. This is so sad to see . This is not good parenting folks, love them but also be firm, the kids will still love and respect you at the end of the day.

 
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