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Kerry Katona pulls teenage son out of school saying 'we've been through hell'

Kerry Katona pulls teenage son out of school saying 'we've been through hell'

Max will now be homeschooled after finding school 'really difficult to cope with'

Kerry Katona has revealed she has come to the difficult decision to pull her teenage son out of school.

15-year-old Max suffers from 'severe ADHD', with the Atomic Kitten star being open about the struggles of bringing up a child with the condition.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that impacts an individual's behaviour, according to the NHS.

Some of the most common symptoms include difficulty concentrating and focusing, plus hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

During lockdown, Kerry admitted Max, who she shares with ex Mark Croft, smashed up in his bedroom after not being able to cop being inside for such a prolonged period of time.

Kerry Katona has pulled her teenage son out of school.
Instagram / @kerrykatona7

In a column for New Magazine, Kerry said: "Last week he smashed up his bedroom out of sheer frustration. He screams and cries and I find it incredibly difficult to deal with - that’s my little boy, after all.

"Our routines have gone out the window and I think Max is really struggling to deal with everything - as I am!"

Now, Kerry has made the 'heartbreaking' decision to remove Max from state education school as he is finding it 'really difficult to cope with'.

Max is now going to be homeschooled to learn more about the building trade, something he started off learning about last year while on a £50-a-day job on a building site in London.

Speaking with New Magazine, Kerry revealed Max was often sent home from school due to his behaviour.

She said: "We've decided to pull him out after speaking to a psychiatrist and his teachers. He's got severe ADHD and finds the environment really difficult to cope with.

"This isn't a decision we've taken lightly. It's been going on for years and he was getting sent home from school as much as he was going in."

The Atomic Kitten star says 'this isn't a decision we've taken lightly'.
Instagram / @kerrykatona7

Kerry then went on to speak about potentially introducing medication to Max in the future, despite the fact she had been against that in the past due to her own experience.

"At first I said no because of the way I was treated when I was on medication, but it's got to the point now where it's got to stop," she said.

The mum-of-five went on to explain the impact Max's condition has had on her family, saying they've all 'been through hell'.

She also added Max is suffering from poor self esteem as he gets frustrated with himself due to his lack of concentration.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram / @kerrykatona7

Topics: Celebrity, Parenting