Kelly Clarkson has revealed that her 4-year-old son, Remington "Remy" Blackstock, is working with a therapist, as he's behind his peers in his speech development.
The speech issue, she says, stems from hearing impairment Remy suffered when he was younger.
"He had a speech problem because he had this ear problem when he was a baby. We didn't know," the singer told People magazine. "But way deep down in his ears, he got clogged up with a ton of wax where we thought, almost, he was deaf because he spoke as if he was underwater."
The situation was fairly easy to fix, but Remy's speech development was pushed back nearly nine months because of it. Kelly and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, are now hoping to fast track his learning, even amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
"So we've been working really hard with his speech and he's still doing his speech therapist via Zoom," the singer told the mag. "The big milestone for us is Remy getting to really find out his own personality and his identity, because it's been frustrating for him to not be able to really vocalize his emotion."
Kelly, who also shares daughter 5-year-old daughter, River Rose Blackstock, with Brandon, added, "It's a really important thing and it's very frustrating for them and us because we can't communicate all the time."
Things, however, have gotten much better since the tyke began working with the therapist.
"The fact that he's making full sentences now and full-on engaging with us is really a blessing," she said.