Katie Price says she ‘doesn’t need to justify herself as a mother’ and is a ‘bloody good mum’ to her kids

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Katie Price has never been one to shy away from having an opinion, and now the former glamour model has hit back at her critics and said she doesn't need to justify herself as a mother.

The reality star, who looked completely different with her new short brunette hair, is mum to children Harvey, 18, Junior, 15, Princess, 13, Jett, 7 and Bunny, 6.

Speaking to The Sun, the 42 year old said: "I don't need to justify myself as a mother – I know I'm a bloody good mum."

Katie went on to say that she is often complimented for her children's polite behaviour, but it's as a result of her parenting as well as her kids dads Peter Andre and Kieran Hayler.

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"I can take my kids anywhere and wherever I've taken my kids, everyone is like, 'I can't believe how polite your kids are they're a pleasure to have', and that is down to me, their parenting and their dads as well.

"The kids love coming to me, I'm completely different, I'm the laid back one.

"They get a bit of both, they get the strict parent and the easy going one where they can stay up later and watch a movie," the doting mum explained.

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Katie's revelations come after she revealed she has decided to put eldest son Harvey into a residential college three hours from her home.

Harvey will live at the college for seven years and will have his own kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with trained staff helping him every step of the way.

The television personality has spent the last six months trying to find the right college for children with autism and learning disabilities and is hoping Harvey, who has Prader-Willi syndrome, can start the best one in September.

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In conversation with Studio 10 in Australia, Katie, who is reportedly 'in talks to join Ex On The Beach as a love guru', explained: "It's not because I don't want to see him, but I want to give him a chance to have an independent life.

"So say on weekends, if he's got friends there and they want to go to the cinema, he might want to do that instead of coming to see me – it just gives him that option."

"He wants to cuddle me all the time. He's got to learn to do things without me."

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