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Price: Raising son can be tough

Katie Price has admitted that raising her disabled son Harvey has been "really tough" at times.

The model's 11-year-old son, from her relationship with footballer Dwight Yorke, has several disabilities including Prader-Willi syndrome, which means he is unable to control his eating, and she told the Daily Mirror it can be difficult to cope with.

She said: "It is really tough at times.

"We've had to padlock the kitchen door now because Harvey doesn't know when he's full and he is desperate to get at the food. The syndrome he has means he feels hungry all the time so he'll just eat and eat and eat.

"He goes downstairs in the early morning and I hear him kicking off and throwing things in the hallway because he can't get to the food. So I have to say, 'Harvey, come back up. You'll get breakfast in a minute'... even though it's probably only 5am."

Katie - who also has two children from her relationship with Peter Andre and is expecting a child with new husband Kieran Hayler - said she sometimes has to "be cruel to be kind" when it comes to her son's eating.

"I just don't want him to be obese. He's so young and having all that weight is not healthy for him and his heart. I don't let it make me cry though. Harvey is Harvey," she said.

But the glamour girl said she also has plenty of fun with her son.

"That's what's so great about Harvey," she said. "He just makes me laugh and laugh."

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