Kate Gosselin forced to give kids to Jon Gosselin but special needs son Colin Gosselin still MIA on 'Kate Plus 8'

Ex-reality television dad Jon Gosselin finally got to spend time with a few of his eight kids--but not without a fight with mom. After multiple child abuse charges, his estranged wife Kate Gosselin was court-ordered to surrender the children to their dad. But there's still no word on 12-year-old sextuplet Collin Gosselin. The boy was sent by his mother, sans his father's consent or knowledge, to a "special school" that turned out to be a mental hospital. Collin's still MIA in family pictures and on Gosselin's "Kate Plus 8" reality TV show.  What special needs does the boy have and what could he have done that was severe enough to warrant months of separation from family? All Kate says is that he tested her and is headstrong.  Special education experts question the Kate's wisdom in having him locked up at so young an age. Kate Gosselin forced to give kids to Jon Gosselin but son Colin still MIA on 'Kate Plus 8'

'My 600-lb Life' shocking one-ton twins Brandi and Kandi nearly die, prove killer obesity

"My 600-lb Life" season 5 may be the most gut-wrenching yet. TLC follows morbidly obese twins Brandi and Kandi who weigh nearly 1,200 pounds between them. The season teaser shows 575-lb Brandi screaming as her 604-lb sister Kandi nearly dies from obesity-related cardiac arrest and brain damage. Can the show's bariatric surgeon Dr, Younan Nowzaradan save these women with gastric bypass surgery before one-ton weight kills them? And updates from two familiar faces with massive weight loss, who've found their true beauty, give hope. 'My 600-lb Life' shocking one-ton twins Brandi and Kandi nearly die, prove killer obesity

Kate Gosselin excludes Collin Gosselin from birthday party and it's the worst thing she could have done for her special needs son

You've heard of kids being excluded from other children's birthday celebrations? Well, Kate Gosselin took it one step further--she didn't invite her son Collin #Gosselin to his own birthday party. The Nov. 29 episode of TLC show "Kate Plus 8" showed the sextuplets' lavish birthday bash minus one sextuplet (Collin) who's in some kind of behavior therapy. Mom says she's sorry for herself and Collin's siblings that he couldn't attend his party but says it's best for everyone. Kate Gosselin feels sad but justified excluding Collin Gosselin from his birthday party
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Print Activities is another mega site for all your school and family activity printing needs. Look for units, printable worksheets and lessons focused around Halloween and trick-or-treat. Disney Family offers a plethora of free printable Halloween Disney activities, crafts and coloring pages. Coolest Holiday Parties has free printable Halloween party supplies. You'll find cards, invitations, treat and punch bowl printables, banners, place cards, name tags, wall hangings for your party. 

Boy found in heroin car with Rhonda Pasek, James Acord: what's up in East Liverpool, Ohio?

What ever happened to the boy found in the backseat of the "heroin car" in East Liverpool, Ohio? Police posted a picture of the interior of a car and occupants on social media and it went viral. Dr. Oz recently explored this sensation and the backstory on the "heroin boy" is as sickening as the faces of the adults in the front seat. Who are they? What happened? Why did police circulate such a graphic photo?    Boy found in heroin car with Rhonda Pasek, James Acord: what's up in East Liverpool, Ohio?

Nadya Suleman runs from Octomom, porn star image, blames media for creating her, but can she hide?

Nadya Suleman is running from both her images as octomom and a porn star but can she hide? The single welfare mom of 14 blames the media for creating this monster mom persona and for enticing her to capitalize on it. Now the former Octomom is rebranding herself as Natalie Suleman, psychiatric nurse. But the public has a memory like an elephant and it's doubtful that the one-time most hated woman in America can outrun that distinction. You know what they say about old sins casting long shadows. Is this just another delusion from Suleman? She's lied about stripping, drug addiction, porn, child neglect, food stamps, disability, lip implants, tummy tuck, breast implants, plastic surgery, malpractice, public-funded in vitro fertilization, so a name change is nothing. Even as Natalie Suleman, the truth-stretching hasn't ceased.  Nadya Suleman runs from Octomom, porn star image, blames media, but can she hide?

JonBenet Ramsey brother Burke Ramsey horrified folks in Dr. Phil murder tell-all

Burke Ramsey, brother of murdered 6-year-old #JonBenet Ramsey, horrified people in his first-ever murder tell-all to Dr. Phil McGraw. Ramsey, who was 9 at the time of his sister's killing in 1996, has long been suspected. When he opened up for the first time in 20 years, Burke shocked and angered a lot of people. Dr. Phil promised answers to the unsolved murder of the Boulder, Colorado child beauty queen but so far, the first two parts in this 3-part series have only served to further polarize. Did Burke Ramsey, mom Patsy Ramsey, dad John Ramsey or an intruder bludgeon, sexually assault and strangle little JonBenet?    JonBenet Ramsey brother Burke Ramsey horrified folks in Dr. Phil murder tell-all

Teach healthy habits: Wean 'tube-fed' kids off television with TV addicts diet

Are your kids educationally tube fed? Do your TV addicts "eat" cable TV for breakfast, movies for lunch and sit-coms for dinner? Most kids and yes. adults, consume diets high in saturated TV viewing. Or video gaming, texting, surfing the net. It's all just staring at a screen. Summer time--with three months of freedom--is the big temptation for TV addicts. Television isn't a demon, but too much television will liquefy kids' precious brain cells. Want to get (boob) tube-fed kids off television and into healthy habits? Try the TV addicts diet. Here are ways to wean TV addicts off television and onto life!   Teach healthy habits: Wean 'tube-fed' kids off television with TV addicts diet | Examiner.com

'I am Sam' critical analysis, movie review, college essay: Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The movie "I am Sam" (2001) with Sean Penn is being used in college sociology, psychology and English classes to help students explore themes of love, mental health and parenting, intelligence and responsibility. Here is a movie review, critical analysis and college essay for psychology or sociology classes. This critical analysis is organized by major themes and motifs in I am Sam.  'I am Sam' critical analysis, movie review, college essay: Mental Health Month | Examiner.com

Math facts homework practice kit, homemade Montessori math learning center

Montessori and Math Their Way teach math in hands-on learning center tasks, as opposed to paper-and-pencil lessons. Here's a homemade mini math learning center. Use this shoebox math facts practice kit for independent, on-the-go learning. Retention of math facts and operations is vital for higher math. Use this math homework practice kit to reinforce addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. Children should practice 5-10 minutes 4-5 times a week.  Math facts homework practice kit, homemade Montessori math learning center 

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