Angelina's Kinky New S&M Photos — Psychologists Say How Can She Tell Her Kids!, naked

Wed, July 28, 2010 7:01pm EDT by 7 Comments

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We talked with psychologists about the best way for her to tell her kids & the affect it will have on them. If you have a secret from your past you need to share with your kids, this advice can definitely come in handy!

Angelina Jolie has always been upfront about her wild past, but the release today of eight shocking kinky photos means she will now have to sit down and discuss some of her past choices with her six children. The humanitarian and amazing mother she is today is a far cry from her crazier days, so what is the best way for Angie to convey this to her children?

Dr. Jeff Gardere, psychologist and host of VH1’s Dad Camp, says it is key for Angelina to not be embarrassed or ashamed about her past choices in front of her children. “She may not be proud,” he explains, “but she can say to them, ‘This is real life and here is what you can learn from it.'”

As for the age he says to wait until the children are older, around fifth grade, and explain to them that their mother has had “an interesting life” and have the talk, “out of reality and not out of shame.”

Also key is that partner Brad Pitt is with her when she has this talk. “When the spouse is involved it shows that there is support and that they stand by one another as a family.”

Dr. Susan Abbott, a New York City child psychologist, echoes many of Jeff’s opinions. “She needs to try and portray this as positively as possible so that it doesn’t effect the children’s security.”

“She needs to say to them, ‘I’ve made some mistakes and I’ll teach you to do things in a healthy way,’ then discuss healthy and unhealthy behaviors,” Susan explains.

As for age and Brad’s involvement, Susan agrees that around 8 or 9-years-old is ideal and also thinks Brad should be involved. “It is important to see parents as a united front to increase their sense of security.”

If done right, Susan says this can even be something for the better. “The kids can walk away with a sense of pride in their mother and the knowledge that she knows right from wrong.”

What do you think of this advice, HollywoodLifers? We’d love to know what you think!

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