The book, which alleges many shocking details about Kate Gosselin’s parenting, is written by a journalist friend of Kate’s ex-husband Jon Gosselin. What’s more – he says he got the details from Kate’s own notes!
Reporter Robert Hoffman has been friends with Jon for years, which is how he learned the alleged details of Kate’s private parenting techniques.
Hoffman was an employee of the local newspaper near the Gosselins’ home and began working for ‘Us Weekly’ magazine covering the reality show couple in 2009 when he became good friends with Jon.
“Robert Hoffman and Jon Gosselin eventually became friends, or, in my opinion, Robert ingratiated himself to Jon. Jon gradually included Robert in his social activities, inviting him inside the fence, including him in dinners and on trips such as the one to Las Vegas for the Wet Republic pool party,” the Small Town Gosselins blog reports.
Hoffman also told Star magazine that he found secret journals Kate used to help her write her books, ‘Multiple Blessings’ and ‘Eight Little Faces,’ and claimed that she spanked the children with a wooden sppon.
“She uses that ‘Spanker’ on a daily basis for anything and everything. The spanking entries are endless,” he alleged.
“She was beating 2-year-old babies in diapers,” he claimed and said that Kate kept detailed notes on her computer about using a wooden spoon to hit her children, yanking them around by their hair, and punishing them for transgressions as minor as trying to climb out of a crib or not adjusting to potty training quickly enough.
A family source claims that Jon was aware of what his wife was doing and ‘hated it.’
Now that it has been revealed that the author was a friend of Jon’s it definitely raises a question about whether Jon was complicit in helping his friend with explosive details about his ex-wife and her parenting methods.
What I’m wondering now is: why would you even keep controversial details on your computer about punishing your children like that, spanking them with a wooden spoon and yanking them around by the hair? Do you believe this?