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Jon and Kate Gosselin -- Back to School

4/27/2010 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon and Kate Gosselin better stock up on their #2 pencils -- TMZ has learned the reality parents have each been required to go to a court-mandated parenting class.

The judge in their bitter custody dispute has ordered both Jon and Kate to complete a 3-hour parenting class titled "Children in the Middle" -- a requirement for all parents involved in a custody war in Berks County, PA.

We're told Jon and Kate will NOT be required to take the class together -- in fact, parents are often encouraged to take separate classes ... for obvious reasons.  They have until June 8 to complete the class.

As for the course material -- the parents will learn about the dangers of exposing their children to loyalty conflicts ... like when one parent talks smack about the other parent's financial situation. 

Hopefully, Ed Hardy makes backpacks.


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It's about time someone stepped in and forced them to do the right thing with respect to their children!!!!! It should have happened a very long time ago!!!!! Now maybe they'll both smarten up!!

1642 days ago


All parents should take this stuff. It's amazing that anyone can have children with no instructions at all and no one even checks on them.

1642 days ago

Lynn T    

Maybe Dina Lohan should take a class like this.

1642 days ago

pj blogger    

Yawn..just another white trash family with way too many kids.

1642 days ago


ooo a whole three hours! you need to take a six hour course to get a defensive driving certificate. what a joke.

1642 days ago


I live in Al n hadto take thisclass in the1990's with my 1st husband. What a joke it was!! It was only a couple of hours then...yeah Ed Hardy makes back packs!!LOL!!

1642 days ago


I doubt if Kate or Jon got a Master's in parenting they would do the right thing by their own children! Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!

1642 days ago

dirty diana    

hahahhahahahahahhahahahahahah GOOD!!!!!! about time!!!

1642 days ago


While this may be good, but Kate will need more than 3 hours of parenting. She needs therapy big time.
Is there a class for exploiting your children??
My, my, how will the fame-whoring-narcissist find time to even go to a class??

1642 days ago

John Di Domenico    

they need it. seems they are both way more about themselves than the kids

1642 days ago


I have been chilling a few days, I thought these two losers had run their course, come on yall give it a rest, these two people talent is 0, I mean half the people in america are mothers and daddies these are two Losers, I said it may God bless them and their kids though

1642 days ago


Two of the ugliest people on the planet earth. Maybe Kate has come to grips that she does need as much money as possible to pay for all the years of therapy those sappy little kids will need once they have grown up. Those kids are going to have some serious issues one day. Will be reading about them in the papers, wait and see.

1642 days ago


LOL The woman who wrote a book on parenting has been court ordered to go to parenting classes. That, and I say this with enthusiasm, is hilarious. I'm sure given a few hours there will be some sort of "statement for clarification" from Kate's side about how she doesn't REALLY need a parenting class, that she's a great mom, but that it was court ordered based on Jon's actions-not hers.

Being on dancing with the stars has made her seem like a terrible mother, sure many other contestants have children but not eight, and they aren't famous for raising those children. What idiot publicist decided that the best way to keep Kate relevant was to throw her into a show that would require her to be AWAY from her children? And moving them to LA, exposing them to an even fiercer paparazzi army (which she claims she hates), EXCELLENT IDEA, MOM.

I remember this family from back when all they had was a special on TLC when their kids were 2 and newborns (or somewhere around there) and thinking "This woman seems like a jerk, but God bless her for her honesty and dedication to her kids"...all of that has gone completely out the window.

1642 days ago


Jon is busy making $ for the kids too!!

Women's Soccer Set To Hold Fundraiser With Jon Gosselin At The Greene Turtle In Frederick On Thursday
Courtesy: Mount St. Mary's Sports Information
Release: 04/26/2010

Courtesy: Mount St. Mary's Sports Information

EMMITSBURG, Md. - The Mount St. Mary's women's soccer team will be holding a fundraiser at the Greene Turtle in Frederick with former "Jon And Kate Plus Eight" star Jon Gosselin this Thursday, April 29. Gosselin will be there starting at 7 p.m. and staying until 9 p.m.
Tickets are $10 to enter the VIP section of the Greene Turtle to meet and greet and to talk to the TLC reality star. Gosselin will be available for autographs and photos. People that enter the VIP section can have their picture taken with Gosselin with their own camera or for an additional $5 have a professional photographer take a picture and have it printed out right there for Gosselin to autograph. In addition, there will be drink specials in the VIP area. All proceeds from the event will go to the Mount women's soccer team.

The Greene Turtle is located at 50 Citizens Way, Suite 101 off of South Market Street in Frederick, Md.

"Jon And Kate Plus Eight" aired on TLC for five seasons exploring the Gosselin family and their eight children. The family had a set of twins (Mady and Cara) and then had sextuplets (Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah). The show do***ented the first five years of the sextuplets life before ending in 2009.

Mount St. Mary's finished the 2009 season with a 6-11-2 overall record and a 4-5-1 mark in the Northeast Conference. The six wins were a four-win improvement over last season.

1642 days ago


Finally, something that might actually be helpful to the kids...if they'll just listen...and when I say "they," I mean her. She is verbally abusive.

1642 days ago
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