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    I also was heartbroken watching Michelle's homecoming. It was so sad to see her completely focused on Josie when the other children were standing in the background, wishing for their mother's attention. I especially feel terrible for Jordyn, her last baby, who had half the time with mommy than the others because of Josie's early birth, followed by a long period of absence of her mother while she is a baby. It really breaks my heart! I wish I could adopt that baby and give her the love and attention she deserves!!

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    I'm hoping Michelle did have some time with her other kids but those shots ended up on the cutting room floor. How about her OTHER children? I'm sure the older girls are wonderful, but a child also needs its MOTHER, and that's Michelle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swissmiss150;4055053;
    I'm hoping Michelle did have some time with her other kids but those shots ended up on the cutting room floor. How about her OTHER children? I'm sure the older girls are wonderful, but a child also needs its MOTHER, and that's Michelle.
    I hope so too. We have to remember this is a half hour show.... there is a lot we don't see.
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    I think the producers would have loved to show the reunion of mother with her children who have missed her and been sick and now in mommy's arms. That would have been a beautiful thing. That would have made for some good tv moments. I hope we see them....if they exist.

    At this point, now that the public was appalled by the lack of emotion and connection, they might try to stage it. We might get to see some staged moments, but don't count on it.

    I must admit that for all the kind words I have given Michelle, I almost regret them. I just didn't see any love and effection towards her other kids at a very crucial time. It's really heartbreaking and disappointing. How could a mother not know this? A mother's natural instinct is to gather her children around her and look at each one and hold each one to let them know how much they mean to you. A child needs to be soothed by a parent after a long absence. Even 2 weeks is a very long time for the younger children.

    I remember last Christmas when the kids gave their parents a surprise Christmas gift. It was INDIVIDUAL photos of each child. I'm no specialist, but I think the message was pretty clear. Mommy and Daddy, please see ME!
    JB and Michelle were polite, but didn't seem very impressed about the photos. I haven't seem them since either. Has anyone seen them hung up anywhere?

    The only thing to do now is wait to see how she handles the next baby. Let's see how Josie holds her attention once there is new baby in the house. The fact she was awarded Mother of The Year by some organization last year boggles the mind.
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    What's really terribly sad about this situation is that the kids, even though they are starved for individual attention from their parents, are still lovely, wonderful children. Most other children would be acting out terribly by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tears.and.rain;4060059;
    What's really terribly sad about this situation is that the kids, even though they are starved for individual attention from their parents, are still lovely, wonderful children. Most other children would be acting out terribly by now.
    Have you seen the recent episodes? I think they are.

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    Maybe, but it took them a long time. If they were in a public school, or even a private school, or any sort of activity outside their beliefs, someone would probably have brought this to their parents' attention by now, or at least that there was a problem.

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    My heart is very heavy about this family. It appears there is nothing that will wake up the parents concerning the welfare of their kids. They are full of excuses and that's about it.

    They seem to focus on certain things that they claim God tells them. Other things, they don't seem to pay attention to. It's heartbeaking for the kids. They will grow up in that environment and know nothing else. I do hope something wakes them up. Those children deserve so much more from their parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tears.and.rain;4060428;
    Maybe, but it took them a long time. If they were in a public school, or even a private school, or any sort of activity outside their beliefs, someone would probably have brought this to their parents' attention by now, or at least that there was a problem.
    I agree. I am also concerned on the level of education they are getting. I know people who homeschool and it requires alot of work on the (usually) mother's part to prepare a competitve curriculum and keep themselves up to date as well.
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    Yes, it does. I've known kids who were homeschooled and were wonderful, sweet, bright kids who were very well-educated though. Although I suppose the fact that I met them mostly through sports would indicate that their parents were already doing a good job of making sure they got contact with the outside world, and with lots of different types of people.

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