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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...)

Depression In Children of Divorce – How Parents Can Help

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Divorce hard for childrenBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDCDivorce has many effects on children. No two children will react in exactly the same way. That’s why parents need to be diligent about watching for signs and indications that your child may be having problems coping with their new reality.Depression is one of the more common reactions we see in children of divorce. Unfortunately, many parents entirely miss or misinterpret the signs of depression. It can take many forms (more...)

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

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCDivorce catches kids in the middleSo 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.Many studies I’ve read about over the past decade all come to the agreement that children are more negatively impacted by parental conflict than by divorce itself. Numerous articles by marriage and family (more...)

Parents: Give Children of Divorce Special Holiday Attention

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCFor divorcing and divorced parents the holiday season can be especially stressful, pressure-filled and overwhelming. But you’re not alone. For children facing their parents’ divorce or who are experiencing their first holiday season post-divorce, this can be an especially tough time of year.For that reason all parents and extended family members who want to protect children caught in the consequences of a divorce, need to be especially mindful and compassionate during the (more...)

Child Custody After Divorce – Are You Putting Your Children First?

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCThe Divorce/Separation PathCustody issues are a huge challenge in every divorce involving children. I am a strong advocate of co-parenting whenever possible. However, because every situation is different when it comes to divorce, I certainly don’t believe legislation should determine custody outcomes for any family. These are issues that caring, conscious parents should be deciding together with only one goal in mind – the very best interest of their children.Unfortunately, too many (more...)

8 Tips For Co-Parenting Success After Divorce

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Parenting following a divorce can be complex, frustrating and confusing. However, every day parents around the world are coping with the challenges and raising happy, well-adjusted children. As founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network I’ve found that there are many factors that influence your effectiveness as a co-parent. They begin from the inside out.In this article we’ll review some of the major keys to insuring a more successful co-parenting (more...)

4 Ways to Help Kids of Divorce Transition Between Homes

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCDuring 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 around their parents and life (more...)

Lessons About Celebrity Divorces & Co-Parenting!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCIn today’s world Hollywood celebrities are major role models in our culture, especially to the younger generation. For that reason I keep an eye on the movie-star set to see what they’re doing in their relationships. It always makes for great conversation within the Child-Centered Divorce community.Too often the examples we see are poor ones. So many celebrity relationships end in ugly divorces and child-custody suits. Happily, however, there are some (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...)