NEW YORK (CBS) Kate Gosselin is denying an earlier report that two of her eight children were expelled from school, but admits that daughter Alexis and son Collin "were having anger issues."
The reality TV mom revealed that she and the school "mutually agreed" to take the pair out and the two are working with a private tutor.
"They were having anger issues, acting out, having behavior things," she told Meredith Viera on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday.
Though she was initially worried, she said their issues are "very normal, normal stuff."
"They've been the ones to verbalize the most that they miss Daddy," Gosselin told People magazine of Collin and Alexis. "I could see that they're the ones struggling the most."
"[Collin] was upset and saying things out of frustration - he'd crumple his papers and throw them on the floor," she said. "Alexis was angry in a different way. She didn't want to sit still. She'd get up and want to run around."
The combination of dealing with school and the emotional toll of their parents' divorce was too much for the pair, Gosselin explained on "Today."
"The two collided and they just were not doing well with the combination...They were having anger issues, they were acting out, they were having behavior things.
"We mutually agreed, we brought them home, I have them with a tutor...she's teaching them one-on-one and they are excelling, along with weekly therapy," she told Viera. "My kids are back, they're happy, they're functioning, they're well. All is well again."
Gosselin added that she hopes to get them back into school before the end of the year, once they've had enough time "to get the pressure off a little bit."
She also said that she expects the holidays this year to work out "peacefully" between her and her ex, Jon, telling Vierra, "I've always approached it that the kids need to see both of us, if not together, on the holidays."
"I'm pushing ahead and providing a future for my kids," she said. "I don't have time to waste sitting around being upset."