Two of Kate Gosselin’s sextuplets expelled from school for fighting, cursing

Kate Gosselin’s sextuplets are just six years old, but two of them have already been kicked out of private school permanently for fighting with classmates! In Touch [via Hollybaby] reports that two out of the six youngest Gosselins are being homeschooled after bullying and fighting with other children. All of Kate’s children are said to be showing “serious behavioral problems.”


Kate Gosselin’s kids are acting out at school and suffering major consequences. In Touch reports that two of her eight children aren’t allowed to go back to their Pennsylvania private school.

This is very sad, but not terribly surprising. Last week we reported that one of Kate and Jon Gosselin’s sextuplets had been suspended from school for fighting. Now In Touch magazine is reporting that all of the Gosselin kids (twins Cara and Mady, 10, and 6-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Aaden, Leah, Joel, Collin and Alexis) are starting to have serious behavioral problems. The magazine reports that two of the 6-year-old sextuplets Collin and Alexis have been expelled from their private school in Pennsylvania and are now being homeschooled!

“They’ve fought with their peers, called them nasty names and made fun of other kids,” a source close to the family tells the In Touch. It seems that some of the kids have started using rather colorful language, much to the surprise of their father, Jon. “The things they are saying are not words they should know. They are learning them somewhere — but Jon doesn’t know where.”

Any parent of school-age children will tell you that they learn a lot more than just reading and math once they step on the school bus, but still it’s upsetting to hear that the kids are cursing!

According to the Gosselin family insider, a few of the famous eight are having “rage issues” since filming began on their newest reality show for TLC Kate Plus 8. “There have been problems with anger management,” says the source, who is quick to point out that their 35-year-old mom seems oblivious to her children’s bad behavior. “The show is her biggest priority. If the kids are unhappy, she doesn’t let that stop her.”

[From Hollybaby]

These kids have a dad who gets a new girlfriend every few months and a mom who ignores them unless the cameras are around. There’s a revolving door of help at that house and it’s likely that the nannies and babysitters the kids get attached to end up leaving after a few months. Plus divorce is hard enough on children without making them perform for a television show. At six they’re more than old enough to realize that they’re on television and that their entire childhood has been show on television. It will be years before they’re able to come to terms with that, if ever. It’s sadly predictable that these poor kids are having problems and hopefully they’ll get the help they need. All the experiences and material things in the world can’t make up for a lost childhood and a narcissistic mother.

Photos are of the sextuplets sixth birthday (without their dad.) Courtesy of TLC


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  1. whitedaisy says:

    Let’s do a quick review:
    Mom is a narcissistic bitch. Check.
    Mom has anger/rage issues. Check.
    Mom ignores the needs of her kids. Check.
    Mom demeans those around her. Check.

    The kids are kicked out of school for bullying and fighting. Check.
    All children are showing behavioral issues. Check.

    The apples didn’t fall far from the tree and I hope for their sake that some money was set aside for some quality psychotherapy.
    Kate G. is the definition of “Mommy Dearest”.

  2. Sarah says:

    I really feel bad for those kids. I’m not surprised at all to hear this.

  3. devilgirl says:

    Awww, poor Alligator!

  4. C-DUB says:

    Somebody save those babies!

  5. Scarlet Vixen says:

    And Kate does an interview blaming it all on Jon and making herself the victim in 3…2…1…

  6. Hautie says:

    How is it that Jon is looking like the better parent? At least he seems to love his children. Even if he detest’s the ex-wife. He probably would make a better day to day parent.

    And if he wanted… at this point of her fame-whoring… he could make a successful argument to be the parent in charge. And force her out of the house. Plus get child support.

    Lord could you image the fit she would throw if she got removed from having all the control?

  7. Nicole says:

    It’s ok because I’m sure she’ll be rewarded for their behavior, isn’t that the way it works these days? Bad behavior equates to more money. I’d like to know how the ratings were, I dam sure didnt watch. Its funny how people like this keep getting another season, i.e. jersey shore, kartrashians, kendra, etc… Enough is enough

  8. lucy2 says:

    Yup, not surprising, it sounds like classic acting out due to problems at home.
    I really feel bad for the kids, they didn’t ask for all this and they’re the ones paying the price. I would like to think this would be a wake up call to both parents, but I doubt it. Sadly this is probably just the beginning of problems and worrisome behavior.

  9. orion70 says:

    I’m a little surprised that they even kick kids out of school anymore. I’m a little impressed that someone actually dealt with this kind of thing.

  10. nycmom10024 says:

    IMO all kinds of wrong that this story is available for public consumption. I think it is terribly wrong for a school or parents at said school to publically discuss whether 6 year olds have been expelled. Additionally what kind of private school is this, never heard of a school that didn’t try to work with families. This is November, so we are supposed to believe that in 2 months these childrens behavior was so reprehensible that they were expelled at 6? Sorry, this says more about the school than anything else.

    So here’s what we know so far, the parents are not the best, the aunt and uncle aren’t the best and now the other adults in their community appear to be jackasses as well nice.

  11. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    What? You are surprised? I think we all knew this was going to happen. 8 Lindsay Lohans growing up in front of our eyes.

  12. Victoria says:

    @Whitedaisy I agree with you 100%. Im sure they learned this from mom.

  13. eva says:

    I agree with nycmom10024, What sort of school expels 6 year old? something not add up with this ‘inside story’.

    Plus I can tell you, if a school expelled 2 of my 8 kids, for sure I would not leave the remaining 6 there. At that point we probably would have differences in our ‘philosophy’ and I would be so p.o’d that I would remove all my kids from the school, along with the tuition money that goes with 8 kids.

    Something doesn’t sound right with this. I just can’t believe K’hate would take this situation either. Probably not for the same reason as me, but I don’t think she would be passive and leave the other 6 kids at the school if all this was exactly as the source laid out.

  14. Really? says:

    orion70, I can tell you that they definitely do. My nephew was kicked out three times. One school took him back and then expelled him again, though.

    I edited this to add why he has been expelled: serious behavioral problems and an emotional disorder, which lead to problems with his teachers and with other students.

    Please don’t assume that it’s parenting that make all “bad” kids act the way they do. My loving, intelligent sister has four kids, and three are perfectly well-adjusted.

  15. texasmom says:

    There is a blog out there called Small Town Gosselins by a local lady who knows the school and sees the family around. She seems to have information that the school has made a LOT of effort to work with the kids, down to having their own special monitors to try to keep them out of trouble.

    I can believe that kids would get expelled at a young age in a short amount of time. There is a population of kids out there that kind of floats around from school to school getting kicked out over and over, or the parents yank the kids out over trivial matters. The kids’ behavior is wretched, distracting and even dangerous to the other kids, but it reflects more on the parents, who seem to not only see their kids’ problems, often see their kids’ behavior as being in self-defense because of oh, I don’t know, everything in the world being someone else’s fault.

    For example, I remember a little boy who got expelled from kindergarten after many incidents of hitting other kids and even hitting his teacher in the face. The school was willing to work with the child, but the parents were unwilling to do ANYthing. Their response to an incident where their son knocked the teacher’s glasses off her face? “See you tomorrow!” The last I heard of this family, an acquaintance ran into them at a crowded children’s museum event — where the Dad was pushing his boys in front of all the other kids and families who were patiently waiting their turn for entry.

    Sigh. Some kids just don’t ever have a fighting chance.

  16. Tess says:

    Nothing can make up for woeful parenting. Not a professional, not a school, not therapy, nothing. It’s something that has been denied these children and it’s sad. Some of them may go on to be well adjusted adults, but all will carry a longing for the stable, loving, and harmonious childhood that they were denied.

  17. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I had a kid kicked out of my kindergarten class. I’m pretty sure he had previously been left back & then when he was in my year, told the principal to go f*** herself. That was it for him & this was also private school.

  18. eva says:


    wow, that’s eye opening and sad. Glad my kids are young adults and teens.

  19. TG says:

    The parents should be talking about it. In my neighborhood I am glad when someone informs me that so and so got kicked out of school and the reasons then I know to keep my kids away from that person and their family.

  20. bored says:

    A child can through life experiencing worse things than those kids and still not turn out an asshole. The problem isnt the cameras, the divorce or anything like that… the problem is no one taught them respect and decency.

  21. Hautie says:

    Private schools will kick you out. And not look back.

    It is not public school where they are forced to put up with nonsense from children and their parents.

    The private schools are not support by state tax money so your child is there on their terms. If your child does not behave… they are expelled. Period. And no you do not get back your tuition money. haha!

    Can you tell I attend private schools? 🙂

    And never once would I have acted up that would have lead to a phone call being made to my parents.

    Then again my parents put alot of effort into raising their children. Including proper etiquette. Which seems to be a missing point with so many parents now.

  22. launicaangelina says:

    i remember watching the show before all their fame when all the children were babies. She was so horrible to Jon. He seemed like he was really trying early on – especially with the mega surprise of sextuplets but she beat him down.

    Of course he acted like a caged animal set free after they separated. He could have had the world eating out of his hand had he behaved better after the separation. At least he has stepped away from the cameras and has been staying out of the tabloids.

    poor kids…

  23. honestiago says:

    People get kicked out of private schools all the time. Several got expelled from my high school each year just for bad grades.

  24. bellaluna says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the kids aren’t the only ones doing the name calling. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if they are responding in kind to being teased by their peers.

  25. dorothy says:

    Seems like that would be a major red flag to Kate that her kids are not doing well with the constant attention. Stop looking at the $$$ and be a mom!

  26. Mrs K 2 be says:

    I am the eldest child of 8. I can tell you now, none of us ever got suspended or expelled. I never once even had detention. My parents taught us manners and respect and we had a healthy amount of fear too. Fear of consequences as in if my parents heard any of us was bad or disrespectful to other people or property we would be in trouble.
    We are all grown now with children of our own, and I can tell you I have passed these qualities on to my children.
    It takes time and commitment to make sure children grow to be the best they can be, Unfortunately these poor kids don’t seem to have anybody that gives them either.

  27. hairball says:

    “Please don’t assume that it’s parenting that make all “bad” kids act the way they do. My loving, intelligent sister has four kids, and three are perfectly well-adjusted.”

    I would say though in Kate’s case, we all know who is to blame (her and Jon). This whole situation is such a tragedy – it is incredibly SAD and WRONG. SHAME on both these loser parents.

    Private schools do what public schools cannot do. In public school, all parents have to do is threaten to get a lawyer and since public schools can’t afford law suits, they usually back down. I see this ALL the time in special education. I have seen parents sue for horse therapy, music therapy, 40 hour a week IN-home behavioral therapy, special bikes for home use that cost $10,000. Forcing teachers to teach curriculum that is totally inappropriate for the level their child is at developmentally. Sorry for the rant, but I admire that private schools can tell parents to take their inappropriateness elsewhere.

    Last sidenote is my brother-in-law, who is 43, has no job and still lives at home, was enabled and made excuses for his whole life by my mother-in-law – including at school when his behaviors came up. The way she handled it did nothing to help him. It’s hard for me to believe behavioral kids can’t be better handled by their parents.

  28. anoneemouse says:

    Listen to their cries for help!

  29. Sigh. says:

    I’m not at all surprised IF they were suspended/expelled. As Hautie pointed out, private schools are privately funded, so they have their own rules (besides those mandated by the city/state, of course).

    They’ve probably been in school at least 2 months now, and that’s MORE than enough time to be a constant distraction to the teachers and/or the daily workings of a whole classroom of OTHER kids. “Acting out/serious behavioral problems/bullying like mom” aside, IF they are a physical threat or somehow manage to effect the collective quality of learning of OTHERS, they would be removed, since every child there also has a parent(s) paying just as much as Gosselin (per child, not collectively).

    And also OTHER PARENTS could have everything to do with this “leaking” to the media. Just like they could have a hand in “ensuring” that the school enforces certain rules that may already be in play concerning situations like these (i.e. “Zero Tolerance.”), if their children were a part of the frays.

    IF this is true…

  30. caroline says:

    i went to a private catholic school in ann arbor, michigan, and my sister started kindergarten the year i started 3rd grade. we lasted a week before my mother and the principal pulled us out of our classes and gently told us we needed to find another school for my sister. it was not an option.
    apparently, when asked to go to PE, my sister freaked out, hid in a closet, tried to bite a nun, and hit the principal once she was finally taken to the office. mom found us a different private school ASAP.
    expulsions happen, even in kindergarten, at private schools.

  31. Cleo says:

    Are the Dilleys still clog dancing and playing World of Warcraft with their dad? I knew it had to be Collin because he has the shoulders to carry a bad rep. Poor Alexis! lol

  32. lucy2 says:

    I doubt they just expelled the kids without trying to work on it first, but I bet they got nowhere with the parents. At some point a school will say enough, they have to look out for the best interests of the other students as well.

    bellaluna – I also imagine that the other students make comments too – which I wish J&K would have thought about their kids having to go to school before hashing out their divorce in public and crying on morning TV every other day.

  33. Jenna says:

    i feel so bad for those kids. i hope they get the help they need.

  34. heidi says:

    so what. having just one child is really difficult to deal with. having 8 kids is not easy and i say kudos to jon and kate for keeping all the kids (letting them all live) and giving it their best try. give kate a break!!!

  35. Tori says:

    Oh, please…I come from a totally dysfunctional home and never had behavioral problems at school. I have friends from loving homes with loving parents, who acted out and got sent to the principals office all the time. You can’t blame everything on the parents.

  36. Whatever says:

    Do we even know for sure that they have been expelled? Other than In Touch, I mean. I don’t know why Kate is getting all the blame. The father shows up to hang out with the kids in between girl friends or for photo ops and has never seemed involved to me. In fact, he seemed like he didn’t want to be bothered. The parents share blame in the situation. Sad for the kids, though. On the other hand, I agree that you can’t always blame the parents. Many families have one that has trouble and other kids in the family are fine. There are too many variables to make a blanket statement and blame parents entirely.

  37. Novaraen says:

    This whole show is just so wrong… No kids should grow up with cameras shoved in their faces 24/7 and a mom who constantly rages over the smallest things. I just wish this show would go away.

  38. Lola7 says:

    Products of their environment. Sad but true.

  39. ann says:

    WOW this is starting earlier than anyone had thought. Though everyone knew it would eventually happen.

  40. Baby says:

    What a horrible mother to put her children on dispy like zoo animals for a cheap weave and fake tan.

  41. Kiska says:

    I’m sick of how these children are being made the pawns of their parent’s own egotistical selfishness. For someone like Kate, who claims that her kid’s happiness and well-being is the upmost importance to her is a joke.
    I’m not surprised that these kids are acting out. Just look at the photos of them. They look miserable!

  42. jzhz says:

    good Lord – I am so tired of hearing all the blame being heaped up on the mother! they have a father, too – he is equally responsible for their well-being.

  43. OXA says:

    The poor kids have grown up watching kate bully, humiliate, manipulate & abuse them and their father, is it any wonder they are behaving this way. The only real affection or tenderness they received was from Jon or the help she hired & fired on a regular basis.

  44. Jeri says:

    Poor kids. From statements they were really attached to the crew of the Jon & Kate + 8 show and then all those people they loved and saw everyday were suddenly gone from lives, never to be seen again. I could see starting another show would be traumatic for these kids.

    Time for Kate to make more statements about how devoted she is to her children and being a mother is the most important thing in her life. (gag! gag!)

  45. wunderkindt says:

    Anger managment issues? Not a surpise! Just look at Kate.

  46. Marnie says:

    This is just freakin awesome. You can’t say you didn’t see this coming. The courts always grant the mom custody and the other parent gets screwed. By the end of the year they will ALL be home schooled.

  47. pebbles says:

    Used to be she would forever be saying, “My kids are my priority.” “I will do whatever it takes for my children to succeed.”
    Well, Kate, then do it.
    You have enough money to invest and relax.
    Take the kids out of the limelight and make them a priority.

  48. Roxie says:

    Don’t forget these kids were at the same school last year. Maybe it was a carry-over problem from last year and they were given a second chance, which they just blew. I have always said these kids were never allowed to be normal and interact with other kids. They just don’t know how. No socialization skills at all.

  49. jzhz says:

    Well, you teach people how to treat you. He’s a grown man. He knew who he married. It’s not a good message for EITHER of them to send – that you let someone treat you poorly, or that you treat others poorly. Both behaviors are detrimental, and I still think people are waaaaay harsher on her.

  50. LolaBella says:

    I feel for those innocent children.

    Yet even with this, the State of Pennsylvania still allows these children to be a part of their narcissistic mother’s plan to become a celebrity by pimping out their very lives.

    So damn sad.

  51. KsGirl says:

    If (IF) this is true – 2 6 year olds permanently expelled from school – then that’s a pretty damn big wake up call to the parents right there. I wonder if they’ll get any real help? Poor things (the kids).

  52. Djen says:

    If the Gosselins were my parents, I’d wanna f’ing hit someone, too! (Get it, cursing and fighting? Ba ha ha ha, I crack myself up…)

    Seriously, if this is true, it should open some eyes. Throw in the constant pressure of the media, and I really wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t far worse going on in the home where we don’t see it.

    Hopefully they’re getting some therapy. The kids are still young, and a lot of good things can still come their way if their parents slow everything down right now and focus on them.

  53. GatsbyGal says:

    I see 8 incredibly sad suicides about 15 years down the line.

  54. Kim says:

    Sounds like a story Jons camp put out there to prove they shouldnt be filming these young hcildren.

    BUT he’s right.

  55. Tia C says:

    LOL!! This story just totally cracked me up! I love when women who think they are perfect mothers have kids from hell. Oh, sweet schadenfreude… and this is only the beginning.

  56. Barbara says:

    I do believe that Jon and Fugly Ellen Ross are behind these rumors about the kids. I feel that Jon and Fugly Ellen really hate Kate and want to DESTROY her. My question is:”HOW FAR WOULD JON GOSSELIN AND FUGLY ELLEN ROSS GO TO DESTROY KATE GOSSELIN?” What Jon doesn’t understand is as soon as Kate becomes invisible so will he.

  57. v8 girl says:

    It doesn’t surprise me at all. Kate is mean to the younger 6 and lets Mady and Cara do what ever they want to. Those 6 younger kids are always bullied by the older 2 (especially Mady.)
    My friend seen them while vacationing and said Alexis was getting hollered at constantly by Kate and Alexis blurted out I want to go live with my daddy.

  58. Catherine says:

    Whitedaisy said it best. The kids emulate what is in front of them.

  59. Pheonix says:

    of course this was going to happen, the kids whole life is on tv!! not to mention they probably heard Jon and Kate fighting all the time! Kids retain everything thats heard especially when it comes to curse words… this poor kids are going to be screwed up for the rest of thier lives… either that or become little Mary-kate and Ashley’s… or worse!!!! Lindsey Lohan!!!! And i can see Kate ignoring the kids unless the cameras are around because its the only time she gets attention!

  60. DoMaJoReMc says:

    @ Barbara:

    “I do believe that Jon and Fugly Ellen Ross are behind these rumors about the kids.”

    Now, do you REALLY think that Jon and Ellen fabricated these stories?…AND do you REALLY think that KHATE would not be on national television (with her attorney) disputing every single word if this was NOT true? She’s be suing the crap out of them for defamation of (gag) ‘character’ , or slander ? PUHLEEEZ!

    What needs to happen now is a Guardian Ad Lidem needs to be assigned for these children……NOW! Listen up, State of Pennsylvania! HELP THOSE CHILDEN!

  61. Anon says:

    Any fool can see TLC and Kate’s narcissism is destroying these kids. They don’t know what normal is anymore. Don’t take to blaming Jon, TLC is a bully along with Kate..getting NBC to join in. ROL is TLC’s mouthpiece. Was it worth it, Kate for you to be a star?
    Jon, get a job on a trash truck if you have to..get the kids some counseling.. where they are not told filming is “their cross to bear”, deal with it. Kate Gosselin needs a trip alright, to the nut house.

  62. marie says:

    Kate really makes me sick. I am no psychiatrist but she seems to have a serious perswonality disorder and is very passive aggressive. Not to mention a total control freak and just plain mean. No one is totally blaming Kate, but in my opinion she is almost entirely responsible for the neglect of her children because she is the primary parent right now, by her own choice. It seems she locks John out of their lives as much as she can ,and then likes to belittle, bad mouth and blame him for all her problems. Seriously, I know the guy acted like an idiot after their separation, but who the hell could be married to this nutcase. I;m sure the horrible things she says about their father is very damaging to them, you can’t make me believe that she gives a rats ass about anyone but herself

  63. DiMi says:

    This kids must be really suffering to behave so badly that they were kicked out at 6 years old. I think Kate is a horrid person, but I don’t like the sexism of only blaming the mother when kids behave badly. Dads – often because of neglect if not overt bad behavior – deserve equal share of the blame. In this case, I also think it is really important to hold TLC accountable for exploiting and damaging the children.

    On the one hand, I agree that this information should be private; on the other hand, I think having it made public is the ONLY thing that will make Kate & Jon do something to address the problem because they both care more about public opinion than they do about the well-being of their children.

  64. Ann says:

    Too bad TLC couldn’t be held responsible for this fiasco! They’re the ones who are getting rich from this sideshow.
    The Dionne Quintuplets (famous Cdn. quints put on display everyday for $$ by the Government. When the parents got the children back (many years later) their father tried to continue selling the girls to the media. All five were severely messed up. History is repeating itself. Sorry kids.

  65. Lovers says:

    I individually feel that Kate isn’t the reason for her kids expulsion..