While Kate was on the Today show manipulating the audience about how Jon left her penniless only to find out in the next segment that the children were actually very secure financially and that (by the way) she was also getting her own talk show, the kids were at home fighting and being reprimanded by the nanny.
Apparently all the hatred and anger that Jon and Kate are feeling towards one another is spilling over on to the kids. When Kate said on the Today show that she had 8 of the most well adjusted kids, she needed to take a good look at this photo. Then, she would see what is happening while she is away on talk shows and speaking engagements.
These are angry and upset children. The angriest of them all besides Maddy is bully Collin, who by the way is rewarded the most by Kate. His violent behavior has resurfaced once again. With Joelrubbing his shoulder and screaming in pain and the nanny grabbing Colin’s arm and yelling at him, it is obvious that Colin has abused his brother. Little Leah is upset too, crying rubbing her face. It makes you wonder if she too was victimized by Colins physical abuse. When Colin obviously he hit Joel with the orange plastic cone in his hand, did he also manage to hit Leah as well? And poor little Aden the one with the glasses, leans his head over to Joel in sympathy but his little hand covers the side of his head and you see his furrowed brow indicating that he is clearly upset. It makes you wonder if Colin lashed out and hit him in the head before or after her hit Joel.
There is nothing well adjusted about a bully child abusing his brothers and sisters. These children need therapy in a huge way. They are angry and upset and have a lot to be angry and upset about. First of all mommy and daddy are no longer together and living under the same roof with them. They may even wonder if it was their fault. Mommy is hardly ever there and when she is there she is “mean” (Maddy’s words) and short tempered and spanks and yells.
Daddy has his mind elsewhere when he’s at home with them, He’s on the phone to one of his girlfriends. When he is there he may be paying more attention to the babysitter than he is to them. Just when they bond with one nanny or housekeeper or another , the fins out they will never see her or him again because Kate has fired close to fifty people and gets rid of “help” like she gets rid of a used klenex. So they never want to get too close to anyone else because they may feel they will get abandoned.
There is no more Aunt Jody because Kate got into it with her. But the kids loved Aunt Jodi and seemed to be happiest around her. Maddy especially loved her little cousin (Jodi’s son) as she played with him and treated him tenderly, which was a very healthy thing for hostile and angry Maddy.
So despite what Kate thinks, these kids are definitely not well adjusted. They need therapy immediately! Kate needs to get her head out of the clouds in thinking she is a big celebrity and get back to the reality of being a mother who has 8 very upset and disturbed children. Similarly, Jon needs to stop running around L.A. and NYC and get those kids in to see a child therapist before it is too late.
This photo is heartbreaking because it speaks to exactly what I spoke about in my last blog. It will be the children who will suffer from the fallout of Jon and Kate’s hate in the media. The kids are five and nine years old, They know what’s going on. If they don’t see it on TV, they live it at home. They surely feel mommy’s anger and disrespect towards daddy. They certainly feel daddy’s hatred towards mommy. And how does that all play out? They end up acting out their hateful and angry little feelings on one another.
While TLC made a fortune on displaying and following these eight children around as though they were zoo animals, TLC needs to step up and do the right thing. They need to foot the bill for some major family counseling for these children.