With the eldest brother and both parents arrested, the other three children in the Memon home face a difficult future.
Dr. Roger Rinn says the case will have a major impact on them.
“If you have a big major problem, a crime, drug abuse, a death in the family, you end up with a lot more stress in the family.”
Dr. Rinn says that’s especially true when children see their parents led away by the law, “It’s traumatic. Children love their parents. As I said, parents protect their children; children love their parents. And when parents are taken away, particularly in legal circumstances, it can be very stressful on children.”
Rinn studies these family dynamics and their emotional impact professionally. He feels the Memon family will do best by their children if they can isolate them from the legal trouble as much as possible.
Rinn explains, “I think not giving them too much information is always a good idea. Parents feel like they’ve got to tell their children everything, not a good idea. You want to keep your kids as insulated from things like that as long as you can.”