Kate Gosselin wants to set the record straight, even if it means continuing the conversation that her ex Jon Gosselin started.
On OWN's Where Are They Now? special Sunday, Jon expressed regret for putting their eight children on the hit reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8. "Developmentally, they have problems with their peers, and they have problems with talking to other people," he said about being raised under the microscope. Kate took to her blog to address his comments:
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"I find it very heart breaking [sic] that my children's father chooses a public forum to discuss his current opinions of the 'development' of our children. These opinions are, in reality, value judgements made about our children and they are based on his limited visits (albeit mutually agreed upon) with our children.
Because he has spoken negatively about our children, I feel I owe it to them to respond on their behalf. Each and every one of our children has met and continues to exceed all physical, mental and emotional developmental milestones throughout their lives. Their normal development is regularly monitored by myself, their pediatrician and school staff, as is usual within any family.
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It is also very normal in a family, especially a large family, to have a full range of personalities, abilities, talents, hobbies and struggles. Ours is no different. However, anyone who has personally met our children all have the same thing to say: they are the most normal, pleasant, polite, loving and well adjusted children they have ever met. Most even go on to say that they are a 'a delight" to be around.'
When our kids grow up, they may see their father's latest interview and wonder why he made untrue and hurtful statements about them. I know that I risk stirring up an unwanted public and private 'frenzy' by commenting on this, but, if our children ever stumble upon that interview, I want to be able to point them to this statement so that they know that I publicly set the record 100% straight on this one, for their sake."
Jon & Kate featured the Gosselins and their eight children: twins Maddy and Cara, and sextuplets: Aaden, Collin, and Joel, and daughters, Leah, Alexis, and Hannah. The couple finalized their divorce in December 2009.
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