The day is inevitably going to come when Tiger Woods two children are going to be old enough to want to know what happened between their mom and dad and why they chose to live apart. It’s a difficult subject that many parents have to face in this day and age, and it’s one that both parents should tackle together, according to Dr. Charles Sophy, a child psychiatrist who has treated many celebrity families as well as regularly appearing on VH1’s hit show, Celebrity Rehab. Sophy also urges Elin to not let her personal feelings get in the way of her children’s relationship with their father, and to be sure to maintain his presence in their lives.
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com Dr. Sophy gives some specific advise to Elin Nordegren on how to deal with the issue when it arises in the future, and also advises the beautiful mom on why she should keep Tiger in the lives of their two children no matter what may end up happening to her troubled marriage.
“I think Elin’s biggest challenge will be explaining to her daughter what daddy did and I think it shouldn’t be Elin explaining what daddy did, it should be daddy and mommy having a fair, age appropiate discussion with their daughter at the right time. I would tell them less is more, the less you tell her, the more will illicit questions from her that you can answer.
“The worst thing Elin could do is take the children from their father because at the end of the day that is their father, they will love their father despite what their father did to their mother,”
Dr. Sophy goes on to tell RadarOnline.com that another terrible thing that could happen to their two children, Sam and Charlie, is for them to become pawns between their parents.
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported Elin is currently renting a home that is a mile away from Tiger’s. Despite Tiger’s pleading Elin has refused to move back in with her cheating husband, while she takes time to decide on their future together and on if she believes their marriage can be saved.
Dr. Sophy’s new book Side by Side, The Revolutionary Mother-Daughter Program for Conflict-Free Communication, was released on February 2, 2010.