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Elizabeth Edwards Creates an Image of John for Their Children

Fighting stage four breast cancer, Elizabeth Edwards made her first public appearance since the truth about her husband's affair hit mainstream news. Concerning the father of her children, the mother of three — Cate, 26, Emma Claire, 10, and Jack, 8 — made a powerful statement. She said:

Edwards added that she hopes her children will have an image of their father as "an advocate for poverty, not for this current picture of him, to be the one they carry with them ... I need to create the picture for them that I want them to have."

Do you paint a picture of your co-parent? Or do you allow your offspring to see your partner for who they are?

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