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6 CRUCIAL MESSAGES WHEN TELLING YOUR CHI...

6 CRUCIAL MESSAGES WHEN TELLING YOUR CHILDREN  ABOUT YOUR UPCOMING DIVORCE
By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC  One of the toughest conversations any parent will ever have is breaking the divorce news to your children. Regardless of their age, kids are emotionally impacted in so many painful ways. It’s a subject that’s heartbreaking to discuss, frightening to digest, and overwhelming to think about for parents and children alike. That’s why I wrote How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Protecting Your Children – With Love! It conveys my internationally acclaimed strategy combining photos, parental support and communication principles that work. When both parents plan their approach in advance, agree not to point fingers at one another, and share a message that is hopeful and compassionate, the experience is better for everyone in the family. Navigating the Dreaded Divorce Talk Here are six crucial messages to include in your divorce talk. THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT. Children of

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The Power of Forgiveness in Divorce: The...

The Power of Forgiveness in Divorce: The Gift You Give Yourself!
The Divorce/Separation Path By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Most all mental health practitioners consider forgiveness to be a major step forward in coping with life's harshest experiences. Divorce certainly fits into that category. It's important to explore the value of forgiving yourself for anything related to your past relationships and the divorce. In that way you can benefit from learning lessons that life gives us for personal growth Self-Forgiveness is a Healthy Personal Choice! Forgiveness starts by making a decision to forgive.  That decision frees you to let go of the old hurts. You give yourself permission to release the negative emotions associated with past and present relationship partners. You then choose to not let their decisions, comments and actions hurt you anymore.  The healing choice is yours to make! Unless you forgive others, your feelings of resentment, hurt and humiliation will continue being an active part

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Don’t Divorce Your Children’s Grandparen

Don’t Divorce Your Children’s Grandparents!
Grandparents - grandchildren - affected by divorce By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC When parents divorce, each member of the family is affected in unique and personal ways. This is influenced by the age of the child, their gender and their relationship with their siblings. Equally important is how close they were to each parent. Many other factors impact the physical, mental and emotional repercussions in the months and years ahead. One that's too often overlooked are the grandparents. Their lives can be forever changed and scarred by the complexities of divorce.  Custody issues are hard enough for parents to battle out. Few take into account the consequences for grandparents. Their unconditional love for the grandchildren can  play such a healthy and rewarding part of normal family life. It can be a refuge your kids will depend on post-divorce as well! Don't make innocent grandparents pay the price!

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Talk “To” – Not “At” – Your Child … Thro

Talk “To” – Not “At” – Your Child … Through Divorce and Beyond!
Communication with your child is essential. By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Most parents don't know how to talk to their children. It's one of the underlying reasons for parent-child communication, respect and trust issues within the family parent-child communication dynamic. You wouldn't think one would need to be reminded to talk to your children. Unfortunately, many parents need just such a reminder. Especially in today's mega-paced culture where  just sitting down to a family dinner together seems to be a major accomplishment.  Too often busy parents find themselves talking "at" their children, but not "to" them. And most especially, not "with" them. This, of course, is problematic in any family trying to raise socially, emotionally and spiritually healthy children. However, it is especially dangerous if that family is facing the challenges of divorce or separation.  Think about your parent-child communication skills and rapport. If they're not optimal

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 Protecting Your Pets As Well As Childre

 Protecting Your Pets As Well As Children During & After Divorce
Pets help children cope with divorce By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Abandoned pets are one of the many sad outcomes of divorce. Marital problems, conflict and ultimately divorce is behind a significant number of pet turn-ins for animal shelters every year. Often one spouse doesn’t want to take the dog or cat while the other can’t keep them due to downsizing or reduced income. Many rental apartments won’t take pets over twenty pounds or allow more than one animal per unit. Sometimes couples will fight dramatically over family pets. They bring the conflict into mediation or attorney negotiations with as much emotion as their battles over child custody. In most states pets are still considered property, much like a car or antique furniture. The emotional connection to the family is not a factor in determining pet custody or relevance. Heartbreaking outcomes for children Frequently the divorcing couple

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Coach Janet Price Supports Child-Centere...

Coach Janet Price Supports Child-Centered Divorce Month with her Expertise
Ready to end the toxic communication and court proceedings! Tired of the power games and threats? Learn how to respond so that negative communication is shut down. Welcome to Conscious Co-Parenting with JANET PRICE  -- Divorce, Co-Parenting & Life Transition Coach  Most parents believe a divorce is or was the best option for you and your children to achieve a life of peace and happiness. However, for many, the divorce has brought about a whole different interchange of drama. The new peaceful life you imagined is far from what you and your children are living. Whether you are currently divorced or not, the problems in a high-conflict relationship are similar:  Personal attacks via text messages, emails, & phone calls from your partner or ex spouse   Attempts by your partner or ex spouse to control or change the agreements regarding the children   Your anxiety is through the roof because the other parent quizzes

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Author Sarah Armstrong’s Book Guides Mom

Author Sarah Armstrong’s Book Guides Moms to a Good Divorce
The Mom’s Guide to a Good Divorce is a practical guide for any woman going through a divorce, filled with everything she needs to think through in order to always do what is best for her children. The guide is written by Sarah Armstrong in a conversational tone from one mom to another. Served up in bite-sized pieces, the goal is to help women with children navigate the entire divorce process and post-divorce phase in a manner that will ultimately put it in the category of a “good divorce.” According to Armstrong, after reflecting on the benefits noted in her book, there may be more willingness among couples to consider a collaborative-type divorce arrangement, mediation or an amicable traditional divorce rather than the usual contentiousness that is all too familiar. Coping with the stress compassionately One strategy Armstrong employed was to create a strong network of close girlfriends and “energy

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eNew Beginnings: the Nation’s Leading On

eNew Beginnings: the Nation’s Leading Online Program for Divorced and Separating Parents!
Being a single parent after a divorce or separation can be challenging. That's why Family Transitions developed the eNew Beginnings course. It’s recognized as the most well-researched and effective online parenting classes available today. Equally important, It’s also designed to support moms and dads in being the kind of parent they want to be during this stressful time. eNew Beginnings focuses on the building blocks of effective parenting after divorce or separation. Through separate classes for moms and dads, the programs offer the best evidence of positive outcomes for children. Both parents benefit from learning: Practical Tools to Protect Children from Conflict How to Reduce Interparental Conflict Ways to Decrease Children’s Mental Health Problems Listening Tools to Get Children to Share More Skills to Improve Parent’s Relationship with Children Effective Tools to Decrease Children’s Misbehaviors Positive Activities to Enjoy with Their Children Long-term payoffs: Proven Positive Outcomes: The eNew Beginnings

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Proving Sobriety With Soberlink

Proving Sobriety With Soberlink
By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Since its inception in 2011, Soberlink has been a leader in monitoring blood alcohol content for Family Law, Addiction Treatment, and Workplace Compliance. The remote breathalyzer, utilizing facial recognition technology similar to that on your phone, ensures the test-taker's identity and sends immediate results to specified contacts. This not only proves sobriety but also offers peace of mind to all concerned parties. Additionally, the device is equipped with smart technology to detect any attempts to deceive the test, ensuring the integrity of the results. Embracing Convenience, Speed, and Reliability Soberlink's alcohol monitoring is not punitive but rather a tool designed to ensure the wellbeing of both parents and children. Soberlink simplifies the process of remote alcohol testing, offering convenience, speed, and reliability—especially in custody and alcohol-related cases. The system’s Advanced Reporting feature uses AI to generates easy-to-understand testing reports, as well, so Family Law professionals and

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Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Joins Global Divor...

Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Joins Global Divorce Experts To Protect Children
In recognition of International Child-Centered Divorce Month in January, divorce experts around the world are joining together with a goal. They provide complimentary educational resources for parents. Included are e-books, e-courses, coaching services, video programs and other valuable material. Parents who are contemplating divorce, divorcing or transitioning after divorce can access this information for free at a special website available only in January ... https://www.divorcedparentsupport.com January is the time for new beginnings. There's a dramatic spike in divorce filings because parents facing divorce frequently wait until after the holidays to tell their children. There are also tax considerations that motivate many to initiate a divorce at this time.  Safeguarding Children From Regrettable Divorce Decisions International Child-Centered Divorce Month is focused on educating parents about how divorce can affect innocent children. The participating divorce attorneys, mediators, coaches, therapists and parenting experts are there to help. They guide parents in making wiser,

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