Washington: An expert has said that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s revelation that he fathered a love child with housekeeper/assistant, who worked in their home for nearly two decades, might be ‘like a personal 9/11’ attack for his four children.
"This event is like a personal 9/11," the ABC News quoted Dr. Alan E. Kazdin, director of Yale University``s Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic, as saying.
"What happens after that can really contribute to the how their emotional and behavioral adjustment turns out," Kazdin added.
Maria Shriver first learned the details after her husband left political office. The couple announced their separation May 6. After being questioned by the Los Angeles Times, Schwarzenegger made a statement suggesting the secret affair and his child were the cause of the separation.
The children may have only learned the truth only as the public did.
Kazdin said the children would need stability and support from caring adults during the months ahead.