Kate Silverton Talks About The Emotional and Psychological Effect Welcoming Son Wilbur In To The Family Had On Daughter Clemency

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KSWelcoming a new baby in to the family is always a joyous occasion and while welcoming son Wilbur, 10 months, was a joyous event for presenter Kate Silverton and her husband Mike Heron — it didn’t prepare her for the effect it would have on her relationship with her now 3-year-old daughter Clemency Florence Rose.

“I couldn’t have been prepared for the amount of love I felt for my little boy, having been so overwhelmingly in love with my daughter.

“I wasn’t prepared to feel so protective of him – sometimes even at the expense of my daughter’s feelings. Neither was I prepared for the guilt I would feel at spending my time trying to be the same sort of mother to Wilbur as I was to Clemency.

For Clemency — having to share her parents with a younger sibling was a hard adjustment and often resulted in several temper tantrums.  

She had more tantrums than ever before – when they can’t express their feelings verbally, a child will typically resort to physical expression: screaming, crying or, in some cases, hitting. My patience was stretched at times and I found myself saying “no” to her more often than I should.

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Kate Silverton and Michael Heron Welcome Daughter Clemency Florence Rose

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Kate Silverton and husband Michael Heron have welcomed their first child. Daughter Clemency Florence Rose was born naturally on Saturday, November 5th at the Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in Hammersmith. She weighed 8lbs 9oz. Speaking of the couple’s joy, their agent Jonathan Shalit said today:

“Michael and Kate Silverton-Heron are delighted to announce the birth of their baby daughter Clemency Florence Rose delivered naturally yesterday 5th November weighing 8lbs 9oz.

Kate says: “Clemency has big lips and feet like her Mummy.” Mother and baby are doing very very well.

Mike and Kate would like to express their thanks to the NHS staff at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in Hammersmith especially leading midwife Jenny Smith and Dr Gowri Motha for their help and support in ensuring Kate and Clemency had a natural and as gentle a birth as possible.”

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