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Is Kate Gosselin channeling joan crawford's "Mommie Dearest" child rearing techniques? It is tough to be the mother of eight teenagers, but according to new reports, it is tougher to be one of Kate Gosselin's children. Celebrity news followers are well aware that Kate Gosselin is a pretty strict mom, but there is a huge difference between being strict and being abusive.

Kate Gosselin the next Mommie Dearest?

Through the magic of reality television, the world has watched Jon and Kate Gosselin's children grow up before their very eyes, and reality TV fans have questioned more than once Kate's harsh parenting techniques.

Kate's extreme parenting has been brought up numerous times, and according to In Touch reports, there have been multiple child abuse claims filed against Kate over the years, several by her ex-husband Jon Gosselin.

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Jon And Kate's marriage imploded before our very eyes on the TLC reality series "Jon and Kate Plus., and as far as the couple's kids are concerned, it is beyond a nightmare between the two, who can not see eye-to eye on anything regarding them. Over the years Jon has filed papers petitioning the courts for custody of a few of his eight kids stating that he fears Kate has been mistreating the children.

Which Gosselin will write the first tell-all?

In 2016 Kate appeared on "Good Morning America" to defend the multiple child abuse accusations that have been made against her. The 41-year-old reality star openly admitted that she had been investigated more than once by CPS. She also claims every accusation has been "unfounded." However, the claims made against Kate Gosselin are very "Mommie Dearest" like and pretty unsettling.

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Here is an allegation comparison breakdown of Kate Gosselin and Joan Crawford's parenting techniques as told by Christina Crawford in her shocking tell-all book. It has been alleged that the Gosselin children have given moldy and spoiled food that was left over from their uneaten meals for several days in a row. Crawford reportedly did the same to adopted daughter Christina with a piece of very rare steak.

Kate has been accused of "spanking" her children and locking them in their bedrooms. Who can forget the scene in "Mommie Dearest" where Joan beat her daughter over a wire hanger? It has also been claimed that Kate uses harsh physical labor as a form of punishment, Crawford writes in her book that she and her brother were awakened in the middle of the night to clean up the rose bushes prunings after their mother went into a fit of rage, destroying the gardens.

The allegation comparisons are frightening, and hopefully for the sake of the Gosselin children are just that, allegations. If any of these rumors of Kate Gosselin abusing any of her children have even a remote trace of truth there is a possibility that there could be several books written and a couple of made for TV movies coming at us in the future.

What are your thoughts on the Kate Gosselin child abuse accusation?