<p><span></span>In response to the recent controversy centered around photographs of <strong>Kate Gosselin</strong> publicly spanking her daughter <strong>Leah</strong>, the <em>Jon & Kate Plus 8</em> star tells <em>Life & Style</em> exclusively through her reps:<br />
"Whether the paparazzi are there or not, I am a mother first. I love my children and when they misbehave, I discipline them as I deem appropriate for the situation."
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