VOTE: Did Kate Go Too Far?

Kate Gosselin's rep is responding to the backlash about pictures of the mother of eight spanking her 5-year-old daughter Leah in public.

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The reality TV star's rep speaks for her, telling Life & Style, "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."

Clinical psychologist Dr. Gabe Crenshaw says pressure from the media could be causing Kate to lash out. He tells "Extra," "It is a possibility that Kate is, sort of, succumbing to the pressure and sort of acting out on taking it out of the children."

Couples therapist and Momlogic.com contributor Dr. Michelle Golland says, "You cannot hit them when you are angry!" Dr. Golland believes Kate is reinforcing her role, she adds, "She's the disciplinarian and Jon is the fun guy."

Sources tell "Extra" Jon didn't sleep at home last night. When he arrived this morning, he went straight up to a little apartment above the garage.

"Extra" wants to know what you think. Did Kate go too far disciplining her daughter?

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