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Divorced Parents: Keys For Coping With Anxiety And Guilt

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCChildren are affected by divorceNot surprisingly, guilt is often an integral part of the equation for parents coping with divorce. No parent wants their child to have to go through the turmoil of a parental divorce or separation. This is especially true for the parent initiating the divorce. Sometimes the internal battle over whether to move ahead with the divorce can go on for years before the final decision is made.Complicating matters is the anxiety (more...)

Is It Parental Conflict – Or Divorce – That Most Damages Children?

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCParents Fighting Around Kids After DivorceSo often I am asked: Is it divorce or parental discord that most damages children? More and more evidence points at the attitude of the parents being most influential on the outcome for innocent children.Numerous articles by marriage and family therapist Ruth Bettelheim address this topic in ways that are both relevant and, quite surprising for many. That’s because she refutes common misconceptions about divorce and addresses the (more...)

6 Break the Divorce News to the Kids Messages for Divorcing Parents

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCThe best approach to breaking the divorce news to your children!One of the most difficult conversations any parent will ever have is telling their children about their pending divorce. I know first-hand because many years ago I went through the experience. I fought and faced the overwhelming emotions. The deep gut-wrenching fear. The continuous anxiety. The incredible guilt. And the oppressive weight of shame.My son, after all, was innocent. A sweet, gentle soul who (more...)

Is There a “Gift” in Your Divorce? Find the “Silver Lining” and You Will Flourish!

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Find the reward in your divorce experience.By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCWhen we are in the midst of life trauma, like a divorce, it is very difficult to experience anything but the pain, disappointment, hurt and anguish related to that experience. That’s only natural. But very often, in hindsight, we can find meaning, relevance, valuable lessons and insights that were the direct result of those major life challenges. Without that life-altering event we would not become the more (more...)

3 Signs You’re Ready For A Divorce – Especially If You’re A Parent!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCDivorce catches kids in the middleIs it ever right to consider divorce, especially if you’re a parent? Of course, divorce should be avoided whenever possible. It’s not a solution to marital problems. More like an escape hatch – with no guarantee of a happy ending.If you don’t master the art of fair fighting, using effective communication skills, showing empathy and compassion for the needs of your partner, divorce is (more...)

Protecting Children of Divorce From the Emotional Damage of Parental Alienation!

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Children are affected by divorceBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Divorce conflicts between parents can get ugly. And too often parents tend to vent or share this anger about the other parent with one or more of the children involved. The results can be devastating – not only for the “target” parent, but for the children, as well. This is just one form of parental alienation, which is a persistent and very complex set of behaviors designed to break (more...)

What You Don’t Know About Divorcing As a Parent That Can Hurt Your Kids!

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Divorce catches kids in the middleJanuary is International Child-Centered Divorce Month – a time when divorce filings are highest: after the holidays at the start of the New Year.In recognition of ICCD Month, international Divorce Coach, author and trainer, Rosalind Sedacca, CDC, has gathered family-focused divorce professionals throughout world to give away complimentary ebooks, courses, videos, coaching services and other valuable tools to help parents: Make the best decisions regarding your children before, during and long after (more...)

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...)