Parenting Is A Bumpy
Road For Gosselin

Kate Gosselin's parenting skills are under fire once again after photos of her 7-year-old son playing underneath the family's van are released, with child safety advocates citing safety concerns for her kids.

Reality television mom, Kate Gosselin is taking some heat once again for photos that show her son climbing beneath her family-sized van with his head ending up immediately behind the right front wheel of the car. Critics say the young boy narrowly escaped what could have been a fatal accident as he crawled under her van while the former Kate Plus 8 star sat behind the wheel.

According to Jannette Fennell, president and founder of, Gosselin is lucky she didn't end up running her own son over. She tells Radar Online: "A minivan is a 3000-pound lethal weapon and having children crawling around it is not prudent."

The paparazzi snapped her son underneath the van when the reality television star pulled up at a parking lot to meet her kids' school bus and take them home. Gosselin stayed in the car while her kids piled in the vehicle with their school bags.

"She should have gotten out of the car to supervise them, especially when you have that many children,"Fennell says. "Kids tend to put themselves in harm's way in an instant."

"You should never leave children unattended in or around motor vehicles. Even if they are all capable of getting themselves into the van and getting buckled up, children at that age are unpredictable."

According to Fennell, motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of children. Let's hope Gosselin takes this into account the next time she picks up her kids.

"She is blessed she didn't run him over," Fennell adds.

It's only a matter of time before we begin hearing what the kids' father, Jon Gosselin, has to say about the incident, via the tabloid magazines, of course.

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Comments on "Kate Gosselin's parenting slammed again"

Mari November 04, 2011 | 10:21 AM

I think Kate's supervising of her children in this situation is horrible. Seriously, when did you as a kid every crawl completely under the fmaily car to get something? And when would your mother/father say, go ahead, crawl completely under the van? Yep, just as I thought, never. You would tell your mother and she would back the car up and you would get the item. The world already knows Kate G is an exploitative mother and completely indifferent to her money-maker children. I am sure she was sitting in the front seat of the fan and twit twatting away (because it is all about her) about her latest couponing venture, ha, ha, ha! Kate G, get some therapy, you chronically lie, you have children with documented emotional and behavioral difficulties so you should have been supervising them much better than this!

Phil November 04, 2011 | 4:09 AM

While Gosselin put all this on herself, in this case the paparazzi should have put their cameras down and helped the kid. Or would they have stood there and snapped pictures as she killed her son?

Sammi November 03, 2011 | 10:22 PM

Just leave them alone yea I don't agree with everything that shadows but come on everyone try's to find everything they can to tearthat family apart one day the kids are going to c everything a the press puts it 10x worse then it Rly is and they are going to get the wring idea find someone else to pick on there are so many mulit kid fMily out there and y'all are stuck on her and I'm not just talking about this one yea it could have been a bad insedent but give her a break yousaid it your self kids put them Zelda in danger and it's the parents place to watch the kids bit if this had happened to a normal parent or even Jon then this wouldn't be as big as y'all are making it find some new news

val November 03, 2011 | 8:17 PM

she needs to stop. I would ask for a different nurse. Nurses work very hard with little reward, they do not need a hasbeen diva. she needs to in concentrate lo her children. Having twins or tuplets for that matter is not a big deal anymore.

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