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Katie Price worries Harvey could get ‘punched’ due to him calling strangers ‘d**kheads’

Katie Price has admitted that she worries her son Harvey could get ‘punched’ as he calls strangers ‘d**kheads’ while greeting them in the street.

In a new interview, the mother-of-five, 42, said that the 18-year-old needs 24-hour care and that it is ‘unrealistic’ that he would ever be able to walk the streets on his own. 

It comes after Katie revealed her heartbreaking decision to put son Harvey into a full-time residential college for the next stage of his life from age 18 to 25. 

Worried: Katie Price has admitted that she worries her son Harvey could get ‘punched’ as he calls strangers ‘d**kheads’ while greeting them in the street 

Speaking in this week’s New! magazine, the former glamour model said: ‘For him to walk the streets on his own wouldn’t be realistic. 

‘What scares me is that if he walked past somebody and said, “Hello, you d**khead”, because he does that because he thinks it’s funny, someone could take that the wrong way in the street.

‘He could get punched and he would cower. That breaks my heart. He needs 24-hour care but he can still have an independent life. After college he’s definitely coming home to me, without a doubt.’

Katie also spoke about her heartbreaking decision to put son Harvey into a full-time residential college for the next stage of his life. 

Speaking out: In a new interview, the mother-of-five, 42, said that the 18-year-old needs 24-hour care and that it is 'unrealistic' that he would ever be able to walk the streets on his own

Speaking out: In a new interview, the mother-of-five, 42, said that the 18-year-old needs 24-hour care and that it is ‘unrealistic’ that he would ever be able to walk the streets on his own 

The mother-of-five said her decision is so that Harvey can be an adult and have a ‘social life’, explaining that due to her eldest child now being ‘a man’, she has to help him make decisions.

Katie also insisted that Harvey will still come and stay on the weekends and over the holiday seasons.

Harvey is on the autistic spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes an excessive appetite.  

The 18-year-old, whose father is retired footballer Dwight Yorke, 49, was born with septo-optic dysplasia – a condition that means the development of his optic nerve was unpredictable.

Heartbreaking decision: It comes after Katie revealed her heartbreaking decision to put son Harvey into a full-time residential college for the next stage of his life from age 18 to 25

Heartbreaking decision: It comes after Katie revealed her heartbreaking decision to put son Harvey into a full-time residential college for the next stage of his life from age 18 to 25 

And his doting mother has enlisted the help of nutritionist Jennifer HarSper-Deacon to help her son battle his weight, according to The Sun.

The expert, who is also trained as a naturopath, herbalist and acupuncturist, has regularly appeared on TV to give health advice.

Katie also opened up about the ‘heartbreaking’ decision to move her son into full-time residential college, saying she doesn’t want Harvey to think she is ‘getting rid of him’.

She told The Sun: ‘It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him. 

Family: Katie is also mum to Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with her ex-husband Peter Andre, 47, and son Jett, seven, and daughter Bunny, six, with former spouse Kieran Hayler, 33

Family: Katie is also mum to Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with her ex-husband Peter Andre, 47, and son Jett, seven, and daughter Bunny, six, with former spouse Kieran Hayler, 33 

‘This is his chance to live an independent life, learn skills and socialise with people other than me.’

The mother-of-five revealed she hopes Harvey can move into specialist further education college National Star’s living accommodation in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

But she admitted that the three-hour journey between herself and Harvey will be hard to adjust to, as she normally ‘runs to him’ when he needs help. 

She explained: ‘When he’s three hours away it will break my heart because I won’t be able to get there as I’ve got to juggle him with my other kids.’ 

Katie is also mum to Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with her ex-husband Peter Andre, 47, and son Jett, seven, and daughter Bunny, six, with former spouse Kieran Hayler, 33.

Only recently, the former glamour model confirmed she’s already trying for another child with her new boyfriend Carl Woods and hopes to have a seventh shortly afterwards. 

Smitten: Only recently, the former glamour model confirmed she's already trying for another child with her new boyfriend Carl Woods and hopes to have a seventh shortly afterwards

Smitten: Only recently, the former glamour model confirmed she’s already trying for another child with her new boyfriend Carl Woods and hopes to have a seventh shortly afterwards 

WHAT IS PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME?

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes problems including constant urges to eat food, restricted growth and reduced muscle tone.

Other potential issues include learning difficulties, lack of sexual development and behavioral problems such as tantrums or stubbornness.

The rare condition, which affects one in every 15,000 children born in England, is caused by a defect on chromosome number 15 – and happens by chance.

Because there is no cure, treatment aims to manage the symptoms – with parents of sufferers urged to get their children to stick to a healthy, balanced diet.

Children with the syndrome can eat up to six times more than children of the same age – and still feel hungry.

It was first described in 1956 by Swiss doctors A Prader, A Labhart and H Willi. 


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