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New Year … New Surge of Divorces. How Wi

New Year … New Surge of Divorces. How Will Your Children Be Affected?
Statistics bear it out. Every January the number of couples filing for divorce rises dramatically. And despite the economy, this year the numbers are still there. 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 year-end job bonuses, if they come, so they’ll have the extra funds to cover attorney, moving and other related expenses. Regardless, it’s not the why that should be concerning us at this time – it’s the how. How are these couples, if they are parents, going to approach their separation or divorce – and how will it affect their innocent children? I, too, planned my separation at this time of year more than a decade ago. My son was eleven at the time. We told him a couple of

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Advice for Tiger Woods & All Parents Fac

Advice for Tiger Woods & All Parents Facing Separation or Divorce!
Whether Tiger Woods gets a divorce or not, his family is experiencing the emotional turmoil resulting from any parental breakup. Celebrity or not, everyone in the family is affected by a separation or rift between parents. Often Mom and Dad are so caught up in their own battles they tend to overlook the effects on the children, especially when those children are very young. However, kids come with powerful emotional radar. Even when they can’t speak they pick up on tension and absorb the discord in their environment. At times like these, it’s essential to watch your children closely. Look for unusual or different behaviors. Listen to their questions and comments carefully. Be there to answer their questions as honestly as you can in an age-appropriate way. Communication with our children is always important, but never as essential as when they are touched by separation or divorce. Children are vulnerable

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Marriage, Divorce and the Economy: No Ex...

Marriage, Divorce and the Economy: No Excuse for Irresponsible Parenting
Is our down-turned economy having an effect on divorce in the United States and other nations around the world? While it’s too early for statistical evidence, reports from marriage counselors and divorce attorneys around the globe are in agreement. They’re finding many couples who were ready to call it quits are postponing the divorce decision due to financial reasons. In the U.S., with housing values at near-record lows, wide-ranging cuts in salaries and a dramatic rise in unemployment rates, many couples are just not divorcing because they are afraid they can’t afford it. Does this mean couples are finding new ways to get along and reconsider their marriages? In some cases, yes, but for many it just means adapting to continued states of unhappiness and coping with disappointment and frustration. This, of course, does not bear well for the children of these unions. They experience the negative consequences of a

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Author, Rosalind Sedacca, wins 2008 Vict...

Author, Rosalind Sedacca, wins 2008 Victorious Woman Award!
Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, was announced the first place inner of the 2008 Victorious Woman Award. The international competition was created by Annmarie Kelly, author of Victorious Woman! Shaping Life’s Challenges into Personal Victories. A panel of judges made the winning selections. Sedacca is recognized as The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce and is the author of the new book, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children -- with Love! Her winning essay was taken from the first chapter of her book in which she shares her personal story about the trauma of telling her eleven year old son that she was divorcing his father. Sedacca came up with an innovative approach that more than a decade later she turned into an interactive ebook. What makes the book unique is that she doesn’t just tell parents what to say. She says it for

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A Happy Ending After One of Life’s Great

A Happy Ending After One of Life’s Greatest Challenges!
I'm buzzing with excitement to share with you that I recently returned from my son's wedding. Every detail was so wonderful and beautiful and I am filled with a knowing that happy endings are indeed possible for children of divorce. My message today is to remind you that the challenges we face as we parent after divorce can reap long-term rewards. At the wedding I experienced that on a very deep personal level. It made every frustration, every disappointment, every time I compromised, forgave or settled on a parenting issue with my ex all worth the effort. At the wedding both my ex and I were there with our spouses and considerable extended family on both sides. Some of these people I've seen over the years at celebrations and graduations, always on good terms. Others I haven't seen for close to fifteen years. The genuine warmth we shared was inspiring

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July is National Child-Centered Divorce ...

July is National Child-Centered Divorce Month – bringing attention to children’s emotional needs when parents divorce or separate
The second annual recognition of National Child-Centered Divorce Month will take place throughout July across the United States. Professionals who deal with divorce issues -- therapists, attorneys, mediators, coaches, educators, clergy and others – will be joining forces to share valuable parenting messages. One of the most significant is: Don’t Make Your Child a Pawn in Your Conflict. Instead, put your children's needs first when making decisions related to divorce or separation. National Child-Centered Divorce Month was initiated by Rosalind Sedacca, a Certified Corporate Trainer and author of the new book, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children -- with Love! Sedacca has created a Child-Centered Divorce Network for parents and works closely with a broad group of therapists, attorneys, mediators, divorce coaches, educators and other professionals who focus on creating the most positive and harmonious outcomes for families transitioning through

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Successful Divorce Showcase June 8th in ...

Successful Divorce Showcase June 8th in Boca Raton, FL
Divorce is a serious life-altering experience – with consequences that make headlines every day. That’s why the 14th Annual South Florida Singles’ Lifestyle Expo is expanding to include Florida’s first Successful Divorce Showcase. The Expo will take place on Sunday, June 8th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Boca Raton, FL. “Separating, divorcing or post-divorce couples are looking for sound advice and resources they can depend on to help them through this difficult transition in the best possible way,” says Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, one of the co-creators of this new event. “Times are changing and today couples can choose to avoid

Coping with Co-Parenting Challenges Can

<strong>Coping with Co-Parenting Challenges Can Be Challenging
Frequently, I am asked "What is the key to successful co-parenting after divorce?" While there is no simple answer to that, I believe most professionals will agree the smartest strategy is learning how to remove anger, hostility or vindictiveness from your interactions with your former spouse. We all know that's not always easy to do. However, the benefits you derive will more than make up for the sense of satisfaction or ego gratification you get when you hold on to those damaging emotions. If you're intent on creating a child-centered divorce that strives for harmony between you and your ex, you need to initiate the conversation and model win-win solutions. If your ex doesn't want to cooperate, that's when your patience will certainly be tested. Look for opportunities to clarify why working together as co-parents as often as possible will create far better outcomes for your children. Over time hopefully

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U.S.’ largest Divorce Party in So FL Mar

U.S.’ largest Divorce Party in So FL March 7 will be great fun!
Prizes, surprises, mingling and more for those moving on! Ft. Lauderdale, FL …After suffering through a nasty divorce battle, Christina Rowe was emotionally drained. When the divorce papers were finally signed, Christina felt like celebrating. She had heard about divorce parties, but never got the chance to throw herself one. When she met Rosalind Sedacca, a divorced woman who also never had a divorce party, they decided to throw the largest divorce party in the nation! And they’re inviting everyone else who is considering divorce, facing divorce or already divorced to come celebrate with them! South Florida’s first-ever Divorce Party will be held at Christopher's Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, March 7th. Featuring free and discounted drink specials, games, prizes, gifts and more, the party will be celebrating new beginnings for women and men who are ready to move past divorce. Guests are encouraged to invite their friends, bring

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Doing Divorce Right – Reese Witherspoon,

Doing Divorce Right – Reese Witherspoon, Ryan and Kids
Congratulations to Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe for taking the high road when so many in Hollywood choose another path. These two are rising above resentment and vindictiveness for the sake of their children – and in the process they’re setting an example that’s worth public mention. Three months after their split this couple was seen together attending a school function with their young children. The significance of spending time together with Mom and Dad when kids are experiencing the drama of their parent’s divorce can’t be overstated. It provides support, security and stability at a time when the children’s world is falling apart. It takes mature parents to move in this direction. Many therapists call it Child-Centered Divorce. These parents are consciously aware of the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of their children at this challenging time. They are willing to transcend the personal drama in their own relationship

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