AceShowbiz - Kelly Clarkson once feared her son Remington was hearing impaired.
The 38-year- old reveals that her four-year-old had trouble with his speech development and she was really worried he had a serious medical issue.
"He had a speech problem because he had this ear problem when he was a baby," she tells People magazine. "We didn't know. 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."
Thankfully, the singer and her husband Brandon Blackstock discovered the speech troubles were fixable, and the family has been working on the problem with a speech therapist over the conferencing platform Zoom.
"We found (out) it was something simple, but it pushed him back almost nine months," she adds. "So we've been working really hard with his speech and he's still doing his speech therapist (sessions) via Zoom. 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."
And now Clarkson is thrilled that the efforts have paid off.
She adds, "The fact that he's making full sentences now and full-on engaging with us is really a blessing."