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How Divorce Affects Children & Teens: Parents Need Realistic Expectations!

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Children are affected by divorceBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDCParenting is always complex. Parenting following a divorce can add many other layers of distraction and confusion to the mix. That makes it even more important for parents to be aware of how their children are responding to the divorce.Misunderstanding Your Child’s IntentionsOne common error parents make is misunderstanding the stage of development their children are at which can lead to unrealistic expectations. Too often parents will assume that (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...)

Depression In Children of Divorce – Helping Your Kids Cope Effectively

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCRemember the emotional toll of divorce on childrenDivorce 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 (more...)

Divorcing Moms: Love Your Kids More Than Hating the “Other Woman”!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCparenting after divorceWhen the “other woman” is in the picture, divorce can be vastly more complicated for divorcing parents. But the challenges that can come with the “other woman” don’t change the parenting rules. When you’re a parent it is essential that you don’t make the big “never do” mistakes when talking to your children – as tempting as it may be to do (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...)

Do You Have an Anger Or Conflict Control Problem? Ask Yourself These Key Question and Find Out!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CLCWe 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. But when we cannot identify or manage our anger, it can take over our lives and affect the wellbeing of those close to us. When our anger is focused on our relationship partners or a divorcing spouse, it can reach dangerous levels – especially when there are (more...)

How To Talk To Your Kids After Divorce — and Why It’s So Crucial!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTDuring 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...)

Family Photos Vitally Important for Children of Divorce

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTI read a poignant comment on a blog recently written by a married mother of three. She was a child of divorce whose father moved out of the home when she was four. She talks about having very few pictures of herself as a child and only one of her mother and father together. Her grandfather found and gave her the photo just a few years ago. She framed it and has proudly displayed it in (more...)

What To Do When Your Kids Resist Divorce Visitations With Dad

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTParenting after divorce is always challenging, especially when your children act out. One big issue is handling children if they resist visitation with their other parent. Many factors come into play. Here are some questions to ask yourself which can help you determine the source of the problem and understand the reasons why your children are resisting contact with their Dad.Are they feeling guilty or disloyal when leaving your presence? This can easily influence their (more...)

Divorce Litigation: Can Parents Afford the REAL Price?

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTYou’re getting divorced and you’re angry, resentful, hurt, vindictive or any combination of other painful emotions. You want to lash out, to get back at your spouse or boost your own sense of esteem. Hiring the most aggressive litigious divorce lawyer you can find seems like your smartest choice. Your ex is in for a fight!If you’re a parent who is thinking along those lines, you’re making (more...)