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Divorcing or Divorced Parents: Why January is such an important month for you!

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January is International Child-Centered Divorce MonthJoin experts in commemorating Child-Centered Divorce MonthIn the U.S. today nearly 4 out of 10 first marriages end in divorce. Even more significant, 60% of divorcing couples have children, resulting in more than one million kids each year experiencing the divorce of their parents.The consequence of parental divorce takes its toll on everyone in the family. An estimated 25 million children (36%) live apart from their biological father with about 26% of (more...)

Interview with Rosalind Sedacca, CDC — Founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network

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Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, Founder of Child-Centered Divorce NetworkiWhat is a Child-Centered Divorce – and how is that different from more typical divorces?Unfortunately, too many parents approach divorce as adversaries. When child custody becomes a battle, everyone loses. Parents are pitted against each other and innocent children inevitably pay the price.When custodial decisions move into contention, creating a scenario where lawyers, legislation and courts determine the direction of your children’s future, you not only lose power (more...)

Holiday Coping Tips For Divorced Parents Who Are Apart From Their Children

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCOne of the saddest consequences of divorce for parents is the alone-time when your children are visiting their other parent. While short-term periods when the kids are away can be a welcome respite for an overscheduled single parent, that’s not always the case. For many parents the intervals between seeing the children can be long and lonely. This is especially so during the holiday season which can become a particularly challenging time – made (more...)

Divorced Parents: Compassionate Communication With Your kids Is Crucial For a Happier Outcome!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCDuring and after divorce your children may be hyper-sensitive about many things. What may have formerly been routine conversations, questions or activities can now be touchy subjects fraught with anxiety, resentment or ager. This is understandable when you consider that the stability of the world they knew has been dramatically altered. Minor insecurities can easily grow into major problems. Children may regress in their behaviors and skills, become more (more...)

Why YOU Should Resolve Child-Related Divorce Disputes – Not a Judge!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCFamily-focused divorce attorney Larry Sarezky is passionate about keeping parents out of court when handling disputes over child custody. Based on decades of experience Larry knows that long-term outcomes work out better when the decisions are made by the parents themselves rather than left to the legal system.Most parents continue to co-parent their children after divorce. Except for circumstances where children are at risk, Larry strongly emphasizes that parents have the responsibility to put the (more...)

5 Reasons Why Bad Marriages are Worse for Kids Than Divorce

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Staying together for the kids. Is this a selfless gesture that puts your children first, or is it more damaging to your child’s psyche than if you were to separate? Here’s a piece of divorce advice: staying together for the children isn’t always noble.Your marriage is the first example of love and partnership that your kids see, and how you treat your partner plays an important role in how your child views (more...)

Divorce Advice From Family & Friends – Don’t Take It!

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//www.childcentereddivorce.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Keys-to-Making-Sound-Divorce-Decisions.mp3By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCThe Divorce/Separation PathDivorce by its very nature brings up lots of judgments. Most people have strong opinions about divorce, strongly influenced by their own experiences or the programming of their upbringing.You’re very unlikely to change anyone’s mind about the best way to handle divorce when you’re a parent. So don’t try.Your family and friends mean well. They (more...)

Divorced Parents: When You Make Co-Parenting Mistakes, Step Up & Make It Right!

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Anger-Conflict Programs for Co-Parenting & Other Life ChallengesBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDCDivorce drives some people crazy. Because of that, they make many poor decisions. Their judgment, integrity and credibility are easy to question. Their decisions regarding taking responsibility for their children come under scrutiny.There is much we can all learn from these mistakes. And wisdom we can take away that is important for all of us to remember: It’s never too late to get it right – (more...)

Children Going Through Divorce: How Parents Can Meet Their Emotional Needs

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the emotional toll of divorce on childrenBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDCA child’s psychological needs are greatly increased during and after a divorce. Often they are experiencing an economic and emotional roller coaster, which can lead to guilt, fear and confusion. If parents are consciously focused on and sensitive to their child’s needs through divorce and its aftermath, they will do a better job of meeting those needs in the weeks, months and years ahead.At this (more...)

Managing Anger When You’re Triggered by Divorce or Relationship Issues!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTWe all get angry when we believe we are being wronged, misunderstood or unjustly accused. It’s a natural reaction to circumstances that put us on the defensive. For many, divorce is the perfect storm that triggers all our anger issues. When we’re parents and cannot manage our anger, it can take over our lives and affect the well-being of our children. Focusing our anger on our divorcing spouse can fuel the fire (more...)