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Charlie & Brooke, A Child Psychologist Says Going To Rehab Was The Best Thing You Could Do For Your Twins

Tue, February 23, 2010 5:57pm EDT by 1 Comment


Now that Charlie Sheen and his wife Brooke Mueller have both checked into rehab facilities, how will their 10-month-old twin boys be affected?

Charlie Sheen has followed his wife Brooke Mueller‘s lead and checked into rehab Feb. 22, leaving their 10-month-old twins, Max and Bob, without parental guidance. Fortunately, a family psychologist says the boys are too young to remember this time and will be better off in the long run when their parents are sober.

“I think separation between parents and children can always be a concern,” Beverly Hills-based child psychologist Dr. Haleh Stahl told “But living with parents who are sober, attentive, caring and able to take care of the children stands out as more important. If [Charlie, 44, and Brooke, 32,] get what they are supposed to out of rehab, that’s going to be the case.”

Although Dr. Stahl anticipates a negative reception following Charlie and Brooke’s rehab stays — which were prompted by their Christmas morning domestic dispute — she personally thinks they should be commended for taking the proper steps in ensuring their children’s safety and happiness.

“When [their parents aren’t sober], these children are growing up in an inconsistent and chaotic environment because the people they love are not people they can trust. The children are going to feel much more secure in their lives.”

Do you think Charlie did the right thing by checking into a treatment center?

Get More on Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller:

  1. Brooke Mueller ‘Treading on Dangerous Ground’ By Leaving Rehab Facility Early, Family Lawyer Tells HollywoodLife
  2. Brooke Mueller Misses Her Twins So Much That She’s Leaving Rehab Early
  3. EXCLUSIVE! Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller Will Keep Their Twins as Long as They Cooperate With the LA Department of Children and Family Services