By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC
The 15th Anniversary of International Child-Centered Divorce Month is being recognized by divorce experts around the world. They will be providing free ebooks, coaching services, videos, Tip Sheets and other gifts to divorced parents throughout January. ICCD Month is dedicated to alerting parents about the effects of divorce on children – and how to prevent emotional and psychological damage to children during and after a divorce.
Divorce attorneys, mediators, therapists, financial planners, coaches and other professionals on four continents will be participating. Their purpose is to promote peaceful divorce, cooperative co-parenting, and educating parents about how to prevent negative consequences for children affected by separation or divorce.
More divorces are initiated in January, following the holiday season, than in any other month. That’s why as a Divorce & Co-Parenting Coach, I chose January to commemorate ICCD Month. I want alert parents about the harm to their children when divorce isn’t handled effectively.
Avoiding damaging mistakes that harm your children
Repeated studies show that it isn’t divorce itself that damages children. It’s the mistakes that unaware parents make before, during and after divorce that does the harm.
For this reason, I am thrilled that divorce professionals world-wide will be joining us again this year. Our purpose is education and mistake prevention. We encourage mediation instead of damaging litigation. We support respectful co-parenting, effective communication skills, and guide parents away from common mistakes that negatively impact children and teens.
We can never overemphasize how parental decisions about divorce can affect and scar children – for years – and often for a lifetime. Our resounding message to divorcing parents is simple. Regardless of your own emotional state, it is essential to put your children’s needs first when making decisions related to divorce or separation! Often that means letting go of anger and resentment in favor of co-operative co-parenting. That way your children aren’t robbed of their childhood.
Our goal is to catch divorcing parents before they make mistakes they will regret. And especially when it comes to their children’s emotional well-being. The world’s legal, therapeutic and educational communities are reaching out with messages designed to encourage peaceful divorce outcomes.
Amicable divorce alternatives are easily available
Too many divorcing parents don’t realize they have many reasonable choices for parenting after divorce. They don’t have to walk the path we too often see in the headlines. Cooperative co-parenting and harmonious divorces are not only possible. They’re preferable if you want to minimize the negative effects of divorce on everyone in the family.
The Child-Centered Divorce Network has created a special website where parents can access all the valuable gifts. Just enter your email address and then simply click gift download links. The website will be available throughout January at https://www.divorcedparentsupport.com
For more information about International Child-Centered Divorce Month plus access to all the free gifts offered in January visit: https://www.divorcedparentsupport.com
To learn more about Child-Centered Divorce, visit www.childcentereddivorce.com
Sincere best wishes for a happy and harmonious New Year to all!
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Rosalind Sedacca, CDC is a Divorce & Co-Parenting Coach, Founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network and author of How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce? For her free ebook on Post-Divorce Parenting: Success Strategies for Getting It Right!, her Coaching Services, e-courses and other valuable resources on divorce and parenting issues, visit: www.childcentereddivorce.com.
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