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Kelly Clarkson tears up as she discusses her daughter River getting bullied for her dyslexia

The Kelly Clarkson Show host got advice from Barry actor Henry Winkler

Kelly Clarkson and River Rose Blackstock attend the 2022 People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on December 6, 2022 in Santa Monica, California
Beatriz Colon
Beatriz ColonOnline News WriterNew York
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No parent wants to see their kids getting bullied at school, but at least Kelly Clarkson is getting advice about coping from a beloved star.

The talk show host recently shared on her eponymous talk show that her eldest daughter, River Rose, eight, was being bullied at school because of her learning disability.

The singer – who makes her music comeback with her new album Chemistry on June 23 – revealed that her daughter, who is in second grade, struggles with dyslexia, and bullying at school as a result.

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However, luckily for River, she can relate to none other than Barry actor Henry Winkler, who also struggles with dyslexia, and offered the eight-year-old some advice.

During Henry's appearance on Kelly's show Tuesday, she told him how she used his diagnosis as inspiration for her daughter.

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"I was driving my daughter to school yesterday, and she's dyslexic," the mom-of-two said, adding: "And you have told me that you're dyslexic as well. I find that amazing, to tell my daughter that you've written like 40 books and you're dyslexic."

Kelly Clarkson and River Rose Blackstock attend the 2022 People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on December 6, 2022 in Santa Monica, California© Getty
The singer with her daughter at the 2022 People's Choice Awards

She then detailed her struggle with the fact that, because River can't read "like all the other kids," she was getting bullied.

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She admitted that she "didn't know" how common the learning difficulty was, though Winkler comforted her with the fact that one in five children are diagnosed, and told her: "She's part of the tribe!"

Kelly Clarkson with her two kids River Rose and Remington attending The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony for Kelly Clarkson on September 19, 2022© Getty
Kelly's two kids were by her side when she received her Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame in 2022

He then turned to the camera and reassured River herself with: "River! How you learn has nothing to do with how brilliant you are," after which Kelly couldn't help but tear up.

Kelly shares her two kids with her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, who she was with from 2013 to 2021. River is her first and only daughter, and she also shares with her ex Remington "Remy" Alexander, seven. They live between Los Angeles, where her show is recorded, and Montana, where she has a ranch.

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