1245193247153 InTouch Weekly has photos of Kate Gosselin spanking little Leah, one of her precious, money-earning, reality TV star babies!

The photos were

taken June 13 when Kate was outside with the kids. Leah blew a whistle,

and, according to a witness, after the girl was asked to stop, Gosselin allegedly grabbed her and spanked

her. The photos show Kate holding the girl's arm, then Leah crying and holding her rear.

Skip over this content"The girl was

screaming and crying. Kate just pushed her away and walked off with her

coffee. Her older sisters were trying to make Leah feel better," a

witness tells InTouch.

Kate has since responded, through her rep: "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."

What do you think? Is spanking OK? And is it ever OK  to spank in anger? Or is it better to punish in a more thoughtful and reasonable way?

More important: Would you buy a child-discipline book from Kate Gosselin?

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Photo: InTouch


Posted by:Elizabeth Snead