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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

January is International Child-Centered Divorce Month With No-Cost Gifts, Services & Resources for Parents

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CLCJanuary is International Child-Centered Divorce Month. The entire month is dedicated to helping parents minimize the negative effects of divorce on children – by educating them and providing the tools and resources they need to support their kids during and long after their divorce.Throughout January divorce attorneys, mediators, therapists, financial planners, coaches, parenting experts and other professionals around the world will be providing complimentary gifts offering advice and insights to help parents best cope with (more...)

New Year … New Divorce Challenges. Are You Protecting Your Children?

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTStatistics bear it out. Every January the number of couples filing for divorce rises dramatically. And while the divorce rate has gone down the past few years, because of the economy, January is still the month with the highest divorce rate. When you think about it, the reason comes as no surprise. Many couples considering splitting decide to wait until after the holidays to break the news to their children. Others wait to take advantage of (more...)

Beating The Winter Blues While Going Through A Divorce

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Contribution from freelance writer Jackie Edwards
Winter is here, and while most people are trying to stay warm at this time, some individuals who are dealing with a divorce may find that the gloomy weather can have an impact on their mood and well-being. Going through a divorce is tough enough as it can affect your finances, your children, and other relationships. But perhaps the hardest thing about splitting up is coping with the loneliness and (more...)

Want To Know How To Embrace The Holidays While Dealing With Your Divorce?

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If there were some simple, easy tricks wouldn’t you want to know how to embrace the holidays while dealing with your divorce?
Of course you would! After all, there is no escaping the festive spirit. It’s everywhere – in the shops, on the T.V., on the radio, at your work, in your neighborhood, at your kid’s school …
I know you might be plotting how you can skip the holidays, keep a (more...)

The Holidays and Your Children: Custody in Special Situations

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Child Custody During the Holidays
The Holiday season seems to come upon us quicker and quicker every year, and with it comes hectic schedules full of holiday parties and family gatherings. With all of the holiday cheer and places to be, it is important to follow your custody schedule.
Child Custody schedules come in all different shapes and sizes. Before making holiday plans, read over your custody order or separation agreement to avoid misunderstandings.
What documents are used to (more...)