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Kate Silverton Admits The Struggle Of Neglecting Her Daughter When Her Son Was Born

19/05/2015 13:24 BST | Updated 19/05/2015 13:59 BST

Kate Silverton has spoken out about the challenges she faced parenting two young children after her son was born last July.

The BBC newsreader admitted feelings of guilt when her time had to be split between nursing her newborn, Wilbur as well as spending time with her four-year-old daughter, Clemency.

"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," Silverton told the Daily Mail.

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The 44-year-old explained that the psychological change she went through going from parenting one child, to having too was a lot more challenging than she expected.

She admitted it was hard to come to terms with the fact that her children's upbringing will never be the same, as Clemency had their attention completely, but Wilbur will always have an older sister.

Silverton described times when her daughter had changes in behaviour when Wilbur was born such as becoming more demanding and not going to nursery.

The child psychologist was quick to realise why her daughter was acting up. "I realise how it must have felt to her. Her entire world had been turned upside down; she felt she’d “lost” me and was having a tough time making sense of it all," she added.

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Silverton was reported to have been 'stunned' when she fell pregnant with Wilbur.

She went through four rounds of IVF treatment before having her daughter, and finally fell pregnant naturally.

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