Katie Price reveals homeschooling disabled son Harvey 'isn't easy' as she struggles on lockdown

KATIE Price has revealed homeschooling disabled son Harvey "isn't easy" during lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak.

Harvey, 17, has Prader-Willi Syndrome, is partially sighted and also struggles with septo-optic dysplasia, which affects his growth.

And Katie, 41, has become his full time carer again during the imposed lockdown while her four other children stay with their dads.

Katie has kids Junior, 14, and Princess, 12, with ex Peter Andre, and Jett, six, and Bunny, five, with ex Kieran Hayler.

Speaking about managing Harvey's educational needs, she said: "I'm working hard home-schooling Harvey and we're spending lots of time reading together.

"It isn't easy on my own, but we're making it work."


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Katie has shared updates on her life in lockdown on Instagram, and supporting the weekly Clap For Carers.

She also revealed plans to raise money for the NHS.

She add to MailOnline: "Harvey is delighted to be involved in the NHS campaign. He got involved with the clapping and I'm so proud of him.

"We're hoping to find a way to raise some money for the NHS to show how grateful we are for all they are doing."

Katie was reportedly lost and devastated after her son Harvey had to move into residential care.

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A source told new! Magazine last year: "He's about an hour's drive from Katie's house so it's not just like he's around the corner and that's a big deal for her.

"She's massively emotional about it. She's in pieces".

The source added:  “She has five kids and yet she's sitting in that big house all alone. She's beside herself and feels totally lost".

Earlier this year Katie revealed she was putting her son in care because he was like a “24 stone nightmare newborn”.

She said on This Morning: "He is now six foot two, 24 stone and he's still growing and he kicks off.

"I love him so much, he's my absolute life, but he's just hard work now.

"At his school they do boarding there. It's taken me ages to be convinced it is the best place.

"At least when he's at school, he can do Monday to Friday after school club, I can still go up there and tuck him into bed and have dinner with him.

"[It's] only Monday to Friday. Every weekend and holidays I will have him."

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