The Truth About Collin Gosselin

The Truth About Collin Gosselin


Out of Kate and Jon Gosselin’s eight kids,
Kate Plus 8 fans tend to be particularly interested in Collin. Their curiosity often stems from confusion
about his noticeable absence from family events, and in August 2016, Kate revealed that the
young TLC alum no longer lives at home with his family. For the most part, the former couple has kept
quiet about Collin understandably but here are some details they’ve been willing to share
over the past few years. Special needs When Kate revealed that she enrolled her son,
Collin, in a live-in facility near the family’s Pennsylvania home, many fans were left wondering
why. She explained to People magazine, “Collin has special needs. [There’s] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what
those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things. This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very
long time.” “I was not able..with my own resources here,
to meet his needs.” When pressed further on what Collin’s exact
diagnosis is, she chose to remain quiet. Proper care As fans may have already noticed, Collin has
missed a lot of special moments with his siblings. From holidays to birthdays, it feels like
Collin hasn’t celebrated a milestone at home for quite some time. So when will he rejoin the rest of his family? Kate admitted to People that she isn’t quite
sure what the future holds, saying, “I don’t know what the road ahead entails,
but I’m very happy with the care that he’s getting. […] It comforts me as a mother, because
when you, as a mom, can’t give your kids what they need, it is a huge comfort to find people
who can.” The good news is: it sounds like Collin is
thriving in his new environment. Kate went on to say that she is happy about
the fact that he’s, quote, “where he needs to be right now.” Jon and Kate It’s no secret that Kate and Jon have a tumultuous
relationship, and things reached a fever pitch in November 2016, when Jon alleged that Kate
wouldn’t tell him where Collin’s treatment facility is located. “I have an idea where he is but I don’t really
know.” “I mean, I ask but she doesn’t tell me. She doesn’t answer any of my texts.” Kate, who doesn’t shy away from telling it
like it is, promptly responded to Jon’s claims. “We are both court ordered not to speak about
the care and custody of our children in detail.” She went on to say that she’s always known
where Collin was, but the world doesn’t need to know. “I’ll leave it at that.” Long struggle Kate has always been vocal about her struggle
with Collin. In fact, she wrote an entire section on her
difficulties with Collin in her 2010 memoir, I Just Want You to Know. In a passage dedicated to Collin, Kate says: “At two and a half, you began testing and
trying my parenting at every chance. I called Daddy at work many days crying because
you would not obey. […] As you have grown, this has not changed. You continue to be determined to do what you
want to do, and I continue to try to rein you in.” Missing Collin Sometimes the best decisions are the most
difficult ones. It goes without saying that Collin’s seven
other siblings miss him, and the toughest moments often occur during important milestones,
such as the sextuplet’s 13th birthday in May 2017. In an episode of Kate Plus 8 that documented
the big celebration, Kate opened up about the family’s pain, saying, “It’s a bittersweet moment [and] we’ve had
many of them. You can’t do anything without realizing he’s
missing. So we may not say it, but it’s always there.” Social media appearance In May 2018, Jon took to Instagram to post
a very rare photo of Collin and Hannah, with the caption: “Glad I could celebrate my son
Collin’s 14th birthday with him and his sister!” Needless to say, this rare Collin sighting
riled fans into a frenzy, with some users commenting on how great he looks, and others
noting how he looks just like his father. Regardless of whether or not Collin will make
other appearances online anytime soon, it’s nice to see him enjoying quality time with
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  1. What this woman fails to remember is that her children are going to be her judgement when they grow up . One day the roles will be reversed and they will have the power over her and she will have none. Personally i think none of them will want to have anything to do with her when they are older. She will have damaged them all psychologically with her highly controlling , criticdl and abusive parenting . Then she can read their books in her. Colin is probably better off being away from her , except for missing his siblings and they him.

  2. Kate may not have loved and accepted Collin regardless of the fact that he was able to stand up for himself but there is no doubt in my heart that Jesus still loves him

  3. She's a perfectionist. Her child isn't "perfect" so she sends him away. I have a special needs child who uses a wheelchair and can't imagine sending him away.

  4. Kate contradicts herself so damn much. She badmouths Jon constantly saying he doesn't step up and take care of his kids but when he actively steps up and wants to know about Collin's whereabouts she keeps him in the dark like he's not an important person in that kid's life.

  5. Neither parents are all that great in my eyes but at least Jon seems like a normal person that's not actively controlling his kids.

  6. I have a mental illness…yes it was hard on my mom having to wake up in the middle of the night seeing me cry or trying to kill myself…I went to a couple of behavioral centers…but she never gave up on me!!! She learned how to deal with me while taking care of her other children all that the same time!!!

  7. Just 4 more years and the sextuplets can get out of that hellhole and never have to put up with Kate again. That woman needs to be put 6 feet under.

  8. When I was an inpatient there were multiple young kids with anger issues and listening problems. They’re all very distraught and you can tell they all have their own individual problems, but a very bad temperament. You know, it’s sad that some kids have to go through things like this but sometimes the only way to get better is how kate is handling the situation.

  9. When I was an inpatient there were multiple young kids with anger issues and listening problems. They’re all very distraught and you can tell they all have their own individual problems, but a very bad temperament. You know, it’s sad that some kids have to go through things like this but sometimes the only way to get better is how kate is handling the situation.

  10. If you have 8 kids, then I could see how hard it could be to handle a special needs child on her own. Maybe that facility was what he needed? But it does break my heart that Collin is excluded from important family events. If she didn’t want to deal with Collin, I don’t understand why she didn’t reach out to Jon for help.

  11. After hearing about this , I’ve rewatched some of the seasons and wow I feel so bad for Colin, he seems like a shy, quiet boy surrounded by a bunch of loud mouth brats, not to mention his overbearing Mother… he was robbed of a normal child hood, robbed of his privacy etc… I prey for him and am so happy he’s with his Father now!

  12. I HAVE A SPECIAL NEED SON ALSO I NEVER SEND MY SON SOMEWHERE TO LIVE I DID EVERYTHING WIT HIM SPEECH THERAPY MOTORSKILLS THERAPY I WORK WIT HIM EVERYDAY UNTIL HE WAS 18 YRS OLD I FIND SHE IS THE PROBLEM OF HER KIDS LIFES TO CONTROLLING SHE FREAKS ON EVERYTHING THEY DO. THAT WOULD DRIVE ME NUTS I HAVE WORK WIT SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREAN ITS HOW YOU APROACH THEM SHE SHOULD SPEND MORE TIME WIT HER SON THEN CONTROLLING EVERYONE ELSE LIFES I THINK SHE SHOULD BE ON MEDICATION TO CALM HER DOWN

  13. On one hand if it’s for autistic reasons it’s probably hard on her to attend to an autistic child and also 7 others, and be able to teach him the right ways to cope with his ticks. On another hand if it was anger issues like his dad and he was getting out of hand, how is she gonna watch him 24/7 and also give attention to her other 7 kids. Anger issues are iffy, one second the kid can be throwing a regular fit the next they could be beating on another one. Things like that you need help with, however if it is her just not wanting to put in the extra work that is sad for her to just blame him and then ship him off

  14. Geez Kate, I just watched a video of Octomom and she has 14 kids, one special needs and she’s done an amazing fkng job. You’re pathetic.

  15. What kind of court orders parents to NOT speak about the care of your children in detail!? That’s all you should be talking about! Wtf?

  16. Okay because my niece is stubborn and cries and doesn’t listen I should just stop caring for her and my sister should send her away. She’s still our baby and a magnificent one just as Collin seemed to be. This pisses me off. Kids will be kids and Colin still would only be 12 in 2019 which means he is still a child. I can’t with Kate, so cruel.

  17. What the hell kind of mother writes a chapter in her book DIRECTED STRAIGHT AT her young special needs son, complaining about his behavior which began at age 2??? That’s unbelievably petty and cruel and unmotherly…and yet she claims to love him? If your 2 year old is really acting out, consider one of the following as the reason why…

    1- the child has needs that are not being met, and – yes, of course – possibly bc those needs may have not, as of yet, been recognized, diagnosed, etc, and the 2s are a notoriously difficult age. But if you have 1 out of your 6 two year olds giving you constant and unique trouble, maybe a doc eval is a good idea…

    2- the child is being mistreated by someone…possibly abused..and that abuse could be happening in 1, 2, or 3 ways (physically, emotionally, and sexually)or any combo thereof. Again, if just 1 of 6 toddlers is REALLY acting out, try to figure out why!

    3- you might NOT be the world’s greatest mother. We ALL recognize that having twins followed by a sextuplets is a SERIOUS challenge, but it sounds like Collin didn’t get much from you as a mother, and continues not to get much of anything from you…EXCEPT FOR a shitty chapter in your money making book both ABOUT him and TO him by YOU, his own mother, blaming him for, and expressing your aggravation and anger and impatience at, all the years of his troubled child behavior.

    Even just the little bit I know about this mother, Kate, is more than I ever want to see again. Hopefully Collin is getting the help and care and education and LOVE and acceptance and patience that he so badly needs at wherever he is currently placed, and from his father, Jon.

  18. No parent sends a child to live away from home. Maybe a special school is in order but he’s far to young to live away from home. Kate is a narcasssit. I’m glad he is living with his dad now and not institutionalized

  19. She is a monster. There are tons of special needs kids that get to stay with their family. He is thriving in his new environment? like an animal released on a game preserve.

  20. Ouch! That comment in the book was very mean. Blame blame blame everyone else. I hope she wakes up before it’s too late. Her children will leave her, she’ll never see her grandchildren and she will die alone.

  21. Precious Collin, you are with your dad now, Hannah,Colleen,and family.Jon, you are such a good man a good person and a wonderful father..Thank God,Collin is NOW WITH YOU. AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY KATE HAS NOT TRIED TO VISIT THIS PRECIOUS CHILD.. BUT IT'S NOT MY PLACE TO JUDGE.. I ONLY SEE HAPPINESS IN THE SMILES ON COLLINS FACE AND HAPPINESS IN THE SMILES ON HANNAH'S FACE.. MANY BLESSINGS JON. TO YOU AND YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY!!!

  22. I don't think the kid is being mistreated. The idea that he couldn't find his kid!is just crap! Oppositional Defiance Disorder is Real and most difficult to deal with!! Don't make judgements! His dad has dropped the ball on him many many times! There behavioral problems can be unmanageable in a home setting.

  23. She is absolutely evil, Collin does not have special needs, and he is not on any "spectrum"- it sounds like she could not break his spirit to me!

  24. It's good that Kate realised that Collin need special needs care. Been through it with one of my kids. Sometimes as a parent you have to do what has to be done. There are tough decisions to be made so it's good that Kate did that for Collin. I applause her.

  25. Of course, you could not take care of Collin's needs, you are too busy meeting your own needs. Are any of your other 7 kid's needs met, or taken care of??? Probably not, but rather than suffer the wrath of Mommy Dearest, they most likely obey your every command to appease you which apparently Collin was unwilling to do. Karma is indeed a bitch, even more so than you, Kate.

  26. The passage thing late wrote abt him was so fucked why would u ever do that? And when she says he wants to do whatever. I have a younger brother and he’s the same way u just need to give them more attention and learn how to work with them. It’s very hard but if u really care abt ur own child you would do whatever u possibly can to help. And I’m her case it looks like she doesn’t care.

  27. Stupid lady, if she wasn't to busy SPREADING her legs and instead focusong on being a mother, Collin would be fine.

  28. I’m trying to be fair because she has a lot of kids and splitting two people between eight just isn’t realistic.

    However, I can’t understand why she would PURPOSEFULLY exclude one of her children from family celebrations.

    Sounds like SHE had too many kids and isn’t bothered by getting rid of one of them and that excerpt from her book…tisk tisk, shameful woman.

  29. if I found out my mother wrote a passage like that in a book when I was a kid, there would be no relationship with her and she would not be able to see any potential children I might have when I got older. She will rue the day he finds out about that,if he hasn't already.

  30. She’s just a huge piece of shit Octomom should be getting the money that this piece of shit has been getting for years .

  31. I feel so sad for collin and his siblings. Like why couldn't he spend his birthday with all of his siblings. The whole situation is sad.

  32. I cant imagine either side of this. A little boy who has so many siblings yet prob feels so alone. And also a mom so spread thin she cant deal with one of her kids and sends him away. So so sad.

  33. I just think Colin was to much like Jon she got rid of them both the same. Her daughters basicly say it on her dating show if you dont fit into her rules and life then there is no room for you. She worries abut ending up a lone for good reason.. But its the life she 100% paved for herself.. She mad her bed she wil have to lie in it whether she likes it or not. She will get to feel what she made others feel!

  34. She doesn't need any of her children. All the children are beautiful & so intelligent, they deserve better

  35. Shit, my name is Colin but spelled with one L instead of 2 and I act the same way. But I’ve been having family troubles since birth and have been through family therapy for the past 7 years and nothing has changed other than the fact my mom says I ruined her life.

  36. That Kate lady is scary.  Collin didn't fall into line and "march when she said march", so she sent him away.  I'm not seeing any evidence that this Kate person knows how to love anyone or anything unconditionally.  Some people are born without the capability to do so.   It's really quite sad, especially when little ones suffer because of it.

  37. You can an could tell Collin has autism if anyone has a child with autism or knows anything about autism it was clear as day I think she knew an she knows he has autism she just wanted that so called perfect family so she sent him away because of his autism because Collin didn't quot on quot fit that perfect family she wanted so badly but I think she's a heartless bitch for sending Collin away but that's just my opinion

  38. gosh i used to watch this with my mom when we i were little but now i see how problematic this is
    she's just exposing a bunch of kids, and a kid with special needs for the entire world

    I'm rlly worried about these kids' mental health

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