Transcript for Kate Gosselin Defends Parenting Style of 8 Children
Children, can you guys either be behind mer or somewhere out of people's way, please. It's like the 11-year-olds' version of a stroller, apparently. We're back with a look at the new season of "Kate plus 8." Amy sat down with the mother of eight. For the past decade, we have watched the Gosselin children grow up in front of the cameras. Each new season presents channels. And in some case, controversies. This season, no different. For ten years, we have watched the Gosselin family, seeing the highs, the lows, and the messes that come with raising eight kids. What's harder, toddlers or teenagers? I believe that some days, babies would be easier. And that scares me. Because that was really hard. Reporter: Now back for a fifth season of "Kate plus 8." Kate, divorced since 2009 from Jon is a single mom to twins Maddy and Kara and 1-year-old sextuplets, lea, Hannah, Alexis, Joel, Aiden, and Collin. How are you different than the Kate from ten years ago when you were first starting out? Ment I almost don't etch know her. Now, the wisdom, the experience. It makes you really a better parent. We see your son Collin in this new season. A few months ago, you revealed he's away seeking treatment for educational and social challenges. How did you come the that decision? It had to be a really tough one? It was not even really a choice. It was -- on the advice of his doctors and it had to happen. How is he doing? He's plodding along. We are, too. It was necessary. And I'll go to tends of the Earth for the best for each one of them. Um -- this is the best thingky do for him right now. And so that comforts me. Is there any contact? Oh, yeah. Definitely. Um, but it's not the same as being at home. There are reports that Colin told staffers at his treatment facility that he was abused by you and child services opened an investigation? Mgts I'm in the public eye. I have been investigated many time. It's always unfun toed. Obviously. So they're all unfounded. Yes, absolute lp. Jon says he had haz no idea where Colin is, he hasn't seen him in a year and half. He claims that you won't tell him where Collin is. We're both court-ordered not the speak about the care and custody of our children this detail. I have known all along where he is. The world doesn't know. And, I'll leave it at that. And Jon's in that world. He says he's going to court to get a judge to force you the reveal Collin's whereabouts. Are you prepared to take him on legally? I've lost track how many times he has said that. I'm really focused less on what he as to say. Reporter: Now looking back, the 41-year-old says she's thankful to have a decade aps worth of caught on cam ma moments with her family. I wanted those moments documented. Ooifl never regret that. Reporter: Another thing she doesn't regret was the famous hair style. You were a Halloween costume. Yeah, somebody made a lot of on money off that wig. Not me. I have one. You have one of the wigs? Yeah, I got hold of one somehow. Maybe one day I'll pick them up at the bus stop wearing it. I'll be like, kids, I'm over here. Now Jon's attorney told ABC news the whole story is not being told. Jon is a loving and caring father acting within the scope of the law to do what is best for his kids. "Kate plus 8" premiers tomorrow. They show the good, the bad, the ugly. She's a tough mom at time. She said, we're not an Instagram family where we're all smiling and everything is happy. She think it's important for families to see, families are messy. When that first started. Remember? One hour. It was only supposed to be one hour? It was a one-hour special. People fell in love. We wish them the very best. Yeah, absolutely.
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