Kate Gosselin’s parenting skills have been closely scrutinized in the past, but allegations that the reality show star’s children have suffered under her disciplinary practices recently surfaced. Journalist Robert Hoffman claims he found Gosselin’s secret journals which referenced supposed physical abuse. The computer diaries allegedly contained notes which were used to create the television performer’s two books, Eight Little Faces and Multiple Bles8ings.
The reporter claims that Kate Gosselin’s journals revealed that she had used a wooden spoon to hit her children and yanked them by the hair as punishment. If the journalist’s claims are accurate, the physical discipline was imposed for minor transgressions, such as not completing potty training quickly enough or climbing out of a crib.
Hoffman had this to say to about his alleged discovery at the Gosselin home:
“I don’t judge somebody for spanking, but what Kate wrote in her journal is just absolute violence. She uses that Spanker on a daily basis for anything and everything. Her spanking entries are endless.”
The reality show mom also allegedly worried about her “excessive physicality” towards her children. In one computer journal entry Kate Gosselin is accused of writing that she told her ex-husband Jon that she felt she may hurt his children. She also allegedly typed that she preferred it when the brood was out of her sight whenever she got angry because she knew that they were safe.
An alleged Gosselin journal entry about son Collin supposedly reads:
“I sent him to his crib and whipped him into it very hard. I never felt that I may really seriously injure a child, but today was that day.”
The reality show leading lady’s questionable parenting allegations also involved boozing at night in front of her nannies, according to Radar Online. Hoffman also maintains that the television star’s attorneys are attempting to block the release of his upcoming book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World.