Kate Gosselin's Parenting Slammed After Son Crawls Under Minivan

Celebrity Moms Nov. 4, 2011 AT 11:46AM
Kate Gosselin's Parenting Slammed After Son Crawls Under Minivan Credit: Juan Sharma/Bruja/PacificCoastNews.com; James Devaney/WireImage

 

Having eight kids can be a doozy, especially if you drive over one.

It was a close call for Kate Gosselin Thursday afternoon when she picked up her kids from their school bus' drop off location in Pennsylvania.  Gosselin, 36,  waited in the drivers' seat of her minivan while her eight kids departed their school bus and climbed into their family's vehicle.

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But one seven-year-old boy decided to climb under his mother's minivan, rather than climb inside.  In photos of the incident, the child can be seen lying on his belly underneath the body of the car, with his head directly behind the front right wheel of Gosselin's minivan.

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Janette Fennell, president of KidsAndCars.org has spoken out against the reality star's poor, negligent parenting.  "She should have gotten out of the car to supervise them, especially when you have that many children," Fennell remarked.

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The child safety expert also told RadarOnline that motor vehicles are the biggest cause of adolescent deaths, and therefore Gosselin and her gang are very fortunate she didn't step on the gas.  "She is blessed she didn't run him over," Fennell added.

"You should never leave children unattended in or around motor vehicles.  Even if they are all capable of getting themselves into the van and getting buckled up, children at that age are unpredictable."

 

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