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Divorced Parents: 6 Steps To Stop Scarring Your Kids!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC
Let’s face it, divorce impacts everyone in the family. But it doesn’t have to scar your children if you remember to put their emotional and psychological needs first when making crucial decisions. Keep in mind that every decision you make regarding your divorce will affect the wellbeing of your children in a multitude of serious ways. Of course, the emotional scars are not only harder to see, they’re also (more...)

Shared Parenting & Child Custody – Put Down the Boxing Gloves

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC
When divorced parents let the negative emotions they’re feeling toward their former spouses – hatred, hurt, disappointment, guilt, shame, anxiety, frustration, mistrust and more – influence their decisions about child-custody issues, they are sabotaging their children. It is selfish, insensitive and extremely unproductive to let your personal vendetta determine the relationship your children have with their other parent – and extended family on both sides.
Throughout the U.S. and the world divorce (more...)

4 Ways To Ease Divorce Transitions For Your Kids

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Children affected by Divorce
By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC
During divorce proceedings parenting plans and contact schedules are usually established to create a semblance of routine in this new chapter of family life. I am a strong believer in co-parenting whenever possible to serve the best interest of your children.
Sometimes parallel parenting is the norm, meaning you both parent the children but with minimum communication between parents. Keep in mind that your kids pick up on the emotional energy (more...)

Divorce is Tough – Even On Your Adult Children!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCAnger-Conflict Programs for Co-Parenting & Other Life ChallengesWe all know divorce is tough on families, especially when children are involved. In most cases, the older the children, the more complex the reaction and more difficult the adaptation.This includes adult children, as well.Adult children have a longer history in the former family unit, regardless of how healthy or toxic it has been. Perhaps they remember better times when Mom and Dad interacted with them and (more...)

When Divorced Parents Abandon Or Reject Their Kids

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The emotional toll of divorce on childrenBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDCFollowing divorce, most parents are eager to see the children as frequently as possible. Often this desire results in heated battles inside or out of court focused around custody issues. In many cases co-parenting is the ideal option. A parenting plan is set into place and the children are moved between two homes giving them continued access to both parents.While many parents may not want to “share” (more...)

Are Your Kids Paying The Price For Your Difficult Divorce? How Not To Sabotage Your Divorce For the Sake of the Kids!

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Parents Fighting Around Kids After DivorceBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDCMost people believe belive that it’s divorce itself that scars children. But the real truth is HOW PARENTS HANDLE THE DIVORCE IS WHAT DOES THE MOST DAMAGE! Know that, I faced a lot of skepticism, from both the media and from parents, when I started my work as Founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network. There were gender battles between mothers and fathers – each side accusing the (more...)

Why YOU – Not A Divorce Judge – Should Resolve Child Custody Disputes!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCJudges and others in the divorce judicial system mean well. However, they are burdened with too many cases to unravel the complexities involved for each family. That leads to serious complications, injustice and errors. Consequently it is wise to do everything you can to stay out of court when settling child custody issues and disputes.Based on speaking to many family law attorneys I believe that situations work out best, long-term, when decisions are made by (more...)

Managing Anger & Other Co-Parenting Challenges After Divorce

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Anger-Conflict Programs for Co-Parenting & Other Life ChallengesBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDCAnger is a natural consequence of a relationship breakup or divorce. But not all anger is the same and it’s important to understand how anger is affecting not only your divorce, but also your life and your other relationships.Is anger seeping into your relationship with your kids? With your in-laws, or other family members? Will anger negatively impact your future romantic relationships?If not handled affectively, (more...)

How To Tell Your Children About the Divorce: A Proven Approach That’s Sensitive and Sane!

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The best approach to breaking the divorce news to your children!By Rosalind Sedacca, DCD Few children outgrow the warm comfort of a bedtime tale. And like most kids, my son always enjoyed his baby pictures – watching himself grow and change. Divorce is certainly no fairytale, but I thought, ‘Maybe combing a story with our own family photos will help him grasp the biggest, most dramatic change of his life.’When I decided to end (more...)

Children and Divorce: 5 Keys To Help Your Kids Thrive

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Make smart parenting decisions after divorce.By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCNo one plans to get divorced. But more than one million children in the U.S. will experience its affects this year alone. Divorce has become relatively mainstream in our culture, but that doesn’t make it easier for the parents or children involved. Consequently, innocent kids are coping with the consequences every day.The good news is that divorce need not wound and scar your children if you (more...)