Katie Price was totally right to put her son Harvey into full-time care, the Loose Women panel have stressed.
Nadia Sawalha, Judi Love, Kaye Adams and Stacey Solomon all offered their take on the news after the former glamour model came in for unfair criticism on social media.
Harvey, who has Prader-Willi Syndrome, autism and is partially blind, will live in a residential college.
Trained staff will teach him new skills to help the 18-year-old live a more independent life.
The mum-of-five, 42, told The Sun about the development but that hasn't stopped some having a cruel dig at her online.
She said: “It breaks my heart. I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.
"It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively."
The Loose Women said anyone hitting out at Katie for her decision are short sighted.
"She has made a really good mother's decision," host Nadia said on Friday's show.
Kaye totally defended the star, saying: "She is a great mother – there are so many families out there struggling. I take my hat off to anyone who has gone through it.
"He is 18, she is thinking of his independence.
"To be blunt, Katie is going to think 'I am not going to be here forever' – anyone who stands in judgment should take a look at themselves."
Stacey, who has three children herself, says people must remember Katie's mum is very sick and has a lot to cope with.
"This must be one of her most difficult decision she has ever had to make," she said.
"She is so devoted, incredible mum. She is on her own, she had help from her mum who now isn't well.
"There is no other carer – especially with these last nine months it would have shown her how hard it is to be a sole carer.
"I can't imagine what a difficult decision this is. I can't imagine it," she added.
Katie explained that this is what Harvey wants.
She said: "When he goes to college he will learn to be an adult. He says now, ‘Mummy, I’m not a boy, I’m a man.'"
Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes a wide range of symptoms, including constant hunger, restricted growth and learning difficulties.
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV
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