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Everybody -- -- Paul Ryan is the UVP pick for mid round he's already facing added scrutiny and it's sure to pile on between now and November.
And he's not the only one of course we'll have to deal with this new limelight in fact the entire Ryan -- -- now on the spotlight so.
What will the -- family face heading into the election.
Joining us now psychiatrist and Fox News contributor doctor -- -- good morning doctor gates.
Hey good morning Peter how are you okay this is the -- now.
-- would we have these lovely children and -- wonderful wife they've had some attention in the state of Wisconsin but now of them drove full bore.
Into the world spotlight.
What are they facing.
In terms of a being of family and and and and raising their own their children.
Well what they're facing even though Paul Ryan is a seven term congressman -- that prepares this family.
It in a real way for this journey it's still like nothing that they're going to experience this is wholly different.
The level of screwed indeed the level.
The it's of scrutiny below the level of attention.
That for the kids what it means necessarily is that they're growing up.
Where the events around them can overshadow.
Their own achievements their own development that's just a psychological.
When you're growing up in a story where your dad.
May well be the vice president the United States care has to be taken.
-- preserve your evolving life story so you can get your own legs in the world and you don't feel like nothing you do will ever mean.
Anything compared to -- dad.
If you want a snapshot of how this all changes to me it's the moment that we saw the Palin family.
At the 2008 Republican National Convention and boom there was Bristol Palin thrust in the spotlight.
As well as the rest of the family and we have not seen them.
Exit that spotlight since ironically right so how.
Looking at what happened with the -- -- what can be learned from that situation.
You know I think what can be learned is this that.
No matter who you are.
The fact that -- story is unfolding on the world stage threatens to -- walked who you war.
So what the -- would I would tell the -- were right there psychiatrist is listen now more than ever.
It's so important for you to know exactly who you are.
To be more -- family then ever because.
People will seek to define you according to their own needs and their own agendas and according to what sings in the media.
So you've got to come back to yourselves.
Know who you are in order to anchor your -- That's a lot easier said than done as you know yes outlook because there are about to go on.
A nationwide tour they're going to be traveling all the time Paul Ryan will be apart from his -- this is the young.
-- young kids so how artists as to shield their kids from what comes with the -- Well for one thing I think what you do is you you try to 'cause kids are kids are malleable they're adaptable.
And so when you talk about the possibilities.
Rather than overestimating.
And letting them seem as grand as they are I think what you really try to tell the kids his dad may have a new job we might even have to move back to reduce it to the -- -- And also you caution them there will be people.
Who want to misinterpret what this means for our family you have to understand that so if you have questions you come to us as your parents.
Just as you would if somebody said something about.
-- grandfather's business which you know the kids have grown up knowing -- grandfather was in the construction business so.
In other words make this thing more concrete more -- game.
Then the grandiose.
Version that will be playing out.
For their friends and also they'll need advice listen when your friends say is it true your dad could be vice president.
They need to be prepared to say my dad's always done work.
Helping people and this is just another kind of helping people to give them the words to explain the family.
Journey all right duct tape that -- thanks been up early for some -- we appreciate it ain't him it's my pleasure thanks.
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