The Countess Offers Advice to Kate Gosselin
LuAnn de Lesseps shares parenting tips from one single momma to another.
Kate Gosselin admits that two of her famous offspring, Collin and Alexis, are dealing with post-divorce anger after her very public split from Ed Hardy-loving husband Jon. "They've been the ones to verbalize the most that they miss Daddy," the reality TV mom tells People. "I could see that they're the ones struggling the most."
And you might not think of her as Supernanny, but The Real Housewives of New York City's LuAnn de Lesseps has some solid kiddie-raising suggestions for Kate.
"I believe that children need routine and structure in their lives and parents must not be afraid to say the word 'no.' Kids need to know that you will not break down even if they throw a tantrum," the Countess tells OK! Magazine.
"I realize that it's difficult to be a consistent disciplinarian and I have only two kids, while Kate Gosselin has eight. Nonetheless, it is a parent's responsibility to control their children and to seek help if they aren't successful managing their children's anger. My children know that I will not change my decisions even if they whine and cry and they learned this at a very young age."
Collin and Alexis, both 6, are now being taught by a private tutor until they're ready to return to the classroom with their siblings. They're also visiting a therapist and thankfully "doing much, much better," Kate says.