She seems to have passed her son off on his grandmother Livia for a number of years.
to keep him disciplined, under the logic that his condition was due to laziness and a lack of will-power.
Claudius was born on 1 August 10 BC at Lugdunum (modern Lyon, France). His mother, Antonia, may have had two other children who died young.
His maternal grandparents were Mark Antony and Octavia Minor, Augustus' sister, and he was therefore the great-great grandnephew of Gaius Julius Caesar.
But the damage was done, and his family pushed him into the background.His 13-year reign (slightly longer than Nero's) would not be surpassed by any successors until that of Domitian.He was a descendant of the Octavii Rufi (through Gaius Octavius), Julii Caesares (through Julia Minor and Julia Antonia), and the Claudii Nerones (through Nero Claudius Drusus); he was a great-nephew of Augustus through his full sister Octavia Minor, a nephew of Tiberius through his father Drusus, Tiberius' brother, an uncle of Caligula and finally a great-uncle of Nero through Caligula's father and Nero's grandfather Germanicus, his brother.His mother and grandmother quickly put a stop to it, and this may have convinced them that Claudius was not fit for public office.He could not be trusted to toe the existing party line.