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08 February 2019 16:30

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Katie Price says son Harvey, 16, is ‘like a 24-stone nightmare newborn’ and is ‘obsessed with her’ as she confirms she IS putting him in residential care

KATIE Price claimed her son Harvey is like a "24-stone nightmare newborn" on today's This Morning as she justified her decision to put him into care at his school. ITV 7 Katie Price has revealed son Harvey will definitely go into residential care but it's been delayed as he's refusing to go Today she said she simply can't cope with her son's mood swings anymore, describing him as "like a nightmare newborn" at night. BBC TWO 7 Katie appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show with Harvey earlier this week Insisting residential care is the only option, she went on: "It's in place, he's got a place at the school. He is a danger to himself, for the first time ever now I'm thinking he might have to go residential (care) Monday to Friday. Katie Price has defended her decision to send son Harvey, 16, into full-time care at his school.

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The 40-year-old mother-of-five revealed that she was considering this option, as Harvey grows older, stronger and more aggressive - and appeared on Friday's This Morning to explain the situation at home. For the best: Katie Price has defended her decision to send son Harvey, 16, into full-time care at his school Tough decisions: The 40-year-old mother-of-five revealed that she was considering this option, as Harvey grows older, stronger and more aggressive - and appeared on Friday's This Morning to explain the situation at home Katie is mother to Junior, 13, Princess, 11, Jett, five and Bunny, four, and has made the decision to move Harvey into accommodation at his school with a heavy heart. Seeking help: She first revealed that things were trying at home earlier this week when she appeared on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show, initially to talk about her pursuit for Harvey's Law - a motion that would make online trolling a criminal offence Brood: Katie is mother to Junior, 13, Princess, 11, Jett, five and Bunny, four, and has made the decision to move Harvey into accommodation at his school with a heavy heart She first revealed that things were trying at home earlier this week when she appeared on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show, initially to talk about her pursuit for Harvey's Law - a motion that would make online trolling a criminal offence. As talk turned to her own experience parenting a disabled child, Katie admitted she has to consider the safety of her four other children when it comes to Harvey staying at home, explaining they sometimes are scared of the teenager. Katie Price has responded to the backlash about her decision to put her disabled son Harvey Price into part-time residential care, after he smashed up his belongings and scared her younger children.

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Appearing on This Morning, Katie admitted she'd had to lie to 16-year-old Harvey to get out of the house because he's "obsessed" with her. Speaking about the difficulties in caring for her son - who has autism and Prader–Willi syndrome, which results in a raging appetite all the time - Katie insisted she was making the right decision in putting Harvey into boarding school from Monday to Friday. "I still want more kids but Harvey, like today he refused to go to school, he wanted to come to work with me. Katie said Harvey's special school in south London has space for him to board there Monday to Friday, but she would "have him every weekend and holidays". Earlier this week, she and Harvey had appeared on The Victoria Derbyshire Show to discuss family life at home.

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"I don't think people realise how hard it is to care for Harvey," she said. "It's a danger to himself and for the first time ever now I'm thinking he might have to go residential from Monday to Friday," she said. Katie Price has told of her struggles to care for her 16-year-old disabled son Harvey, who she is putting into residential care part-time. The TV star and former glamour model said she has received negative comments since saying earlier this week on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme that she is considering putting him into care for five days a week. "I only show him (on social media) when he's good and, carers out there will understand, he's got this side to him, his challenging behaviour, he's got autism, Prader-Willi syndrome, my house is smashed to bits, he's gone through eight iPads this year, four TVs." Price, who has four other children, added: "It's so hard now, even at night he's like a nightmare new-born because I don't get any sleep.

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She said it has "got to the point now" where she feels she has no choice but to put him in residential care at his school, from Monday to Friday, but that it took her a long time to be convinced it was the right decision. She added: "I've never done respite, because I would never want Harvey to think that I'm palming him off, but it's come to a point where I actually have no choice." Katie Price has responded to backlash after she admitted that she was considering putting her disabled son into residential care. During her interview, in which she was joined by 16-year-old son Harvey, Katie admitted that she was considering putting Harvery into part-time residential care due to his behaviour problems. "I only show him (on social media) when he's good - and carers out there will understand - he's got this side to him, his challenging behaviour, he's got autism, Prader-Willi syndrome, my house is smashed to bits, he's gone through eight iPads this year, four TVs." "I've never done respite, because I would never want Harvey to think that I'm palming him off, but it's come to a point where I actually have no choice." Adding to her earlier comments, Katie revealed that the special school which Harvey currently attends does have space for him to board there on weekdays but insists she would "have him every weekend and holidays". Katie previously appealed to anyone out there who can offer her advice on what's is like and how to cope when a child goes into residential care adding: " I'm literally on my own as I don't talk to anyone about it, I'm lonely." Image copyright Family photo Image caption Stacy has been in residential care for a year and loves it, says her Mum The news that TV personality Katie Price is considering moving her disabled son Harvey into residential care because she is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with him has struck a chord with many people.

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The disability rights campaigner and mother-of-five said Harvey, who is 16, sometimes scares her other children and "is a danger to himself". "That's why we quickly came to a decision as a family that we needed help," she says, admitting she was scared at first by the thought of residential care. Lyndon says he can "absolutely relate" to Katie Price, as, like Harvey, Matthew has broken countless iPads and TVs when he becomes violent. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Katie Price says her son Harvey, who has disabilities, smashed windows, TVs and iPads Lyndon does not want Matthew to go into residential care, describing it as "frightening" as he would miss and worry about his son. Some parents have told him his son should be in residential care so he and his wife can have a life.

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Katie Price has revealed she has "no choice" but to put Harvey into care because he acts like a "nightmare newborn" who scares his siblings. Price, 40, said plans are in place for the 16-year-old, who is blind, autistic and suffers from Prader–Willi syndrome, to board at his school Monday to Friday. "At night time he's like a nightmare newborn," she said on This Morning. Price, who previously revealed her son has smashed windows, four TVs and eight iPads this year, said he gets triggered into a "rage" which upsets her younger children Jett, five, and Bunny, four. Price, who has cared for Harvey one-on-one since he was born, said she has finally been convinced that she needs additional help, saying it will also benefit her son's health and education.

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