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Kate Gosselin: 'Nothing Negative' About Kids on TV

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Kate Gosselin was on "Today" to promote her show "Kate Plus 8," which airs tonight on TLC.

Here are some of the highlights:

On Jon filing for full custody of the kids: "At this point, Jon has rescinded on that. He's dropped the custody battle. At this very moment, things are peaceful. He's amicable at this moment. I never know when that's going to change. It changes often. At this very moment, the kids are spending time with him at his apartment. I feel like things are moving along the way they should in more of a normal, if you can call it that, divorce situation. And generally speaking, things are good."

On dating again: "No. I don't feel like it's time. I feel like my kids need so much of me that I need to be there with them. Personally, I don't feel ready to move forward. At some point, I'm sure that I will. But the kids even talk about it. They bring it up. They wonder am I going to get married again and all of those things. I'm open and I talk to them about it, but Jon's decisions remain his decisions. It's just for me to help the kids deal with it. It is just hard. They come home, and I have to discuss things with them that, you know ... they ask me questions, where his girlfriends are concerned. It is just a situation that I have to deal with with them."

On marrying young: "You know, I think whenever I meet a young girl now, I think my challenge to them is: 'Be really sure.' I got married very young, and I just want to be that person in their ear saying, 'Be really, really, really sure.' And, 'What's the rush to get married young?' That would be my advice to my daughters. I'm already telling them, 'Thirty and beyond.'"

On putting her kids on TV again: "I was not worried in the least. I was so glad to open the door and have our crew come in the door. You'll see it in the special how the kids ... I didn't tell them who was coming. I opened the door and they screamed and shouted and attacked them. That to them is a very healthy, normal [thing], and they were thrilled to get back and go to Florida. They can't wait to see what we have coming this summer. I am very happy that I was able to put that back in their lives. There's nothing negative about it."

On the crew: "I love our crew. The cameras are off, and they're helping me around the house and my crew is an all-man crew and they know I have a list for them when they come: 'Can you move this heavy box here, can you do that?' They can't help me enough. For that, they are family. They are absolute family. Some of our production assistants come and babysit my kids sometimes even. And it's family. It was putting back something that was positive from 2009 back into 2010, and I can't say enough."

On going from being a stay-at-home mom to a working mom: "You know, it is hard to say goodbye to those quiet, peaceful moments from years ago. But I'm a mom who has to have a career or a job. All moms have bittersweet feelings about that. It is just about walking through it and dealing with it. Whatever my kids need, I'll do. That's what moms do."

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