By Rosalind Sedacca, CLC
January 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 divorce and parenting issues.
More divorces are initiated in January, following the holiday season, than in any other month. That’s why Rosalind Sedacca’s Child-Centered Divorce Network chose January to commemorate ICCD Month every year. The goal is to educate parents about how to prevent negative consequences for children during and after separation or divorce.
At the special website, parents can access free ebooks, coaching services, videos, audio programs and other valuable gifts by simply clicking links. The website will be available throughout January at: www.divorcedparentsupport.com/ebook. After entering their email address, parents will receive an ebook on Post-Divorce Parenting along with access to all the other gifts and activities from divorce experts.
Parents will also find listings of free workshops, teleseminars, webinars and other special events being held during January on the Events Calendar at the same website.
“We have been supporting this initiative for four years now because it is aligned with Divorce Magazine’s mission to have divorce be peaceful and transformative,” says Martha Chan, Co-owner of Divorce Magazine. “When children are involved, divorce can get even more complicated. ICCD Month reminds and helps parents to bring the focus back on the children.”
“Famylia is extremely excited to participate as a sponsor this year for International Child-Centered Divorce Month,” says Lacy Gow, Divorce Mediator and Co-founder of Famylia, an online communication tool for divorced parents. ” We look forward to collaborating with great minds across the globe on such an important topic and are very thankful for all of Rosalind’s hard work on this impressive event.”
“IRIS Educational Media believes that parents can learn to work past their differences and raise healthy, happy children through all their transitions. We are grateful for Rosalind’s work in promoting this issue,” says Kali Orkin, Marketing Manager, IRIS Educational Media.
It’s important that divorce professionals around the world are joining together to bring a heightened awareness to parents about their responsibility to their children’s well-being before, during and after divorce. The purpose is education and mistake prevention. We want to encourage respectful co-parenting, discuss the painful consequences of parental alienation, teach effective communication skills, and guide parents away from high conflict divorces.
Parental decisions about divorce can affect and scar children for years – and often for a lifetime. As Founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network, I want to tell divorcing parents: Regardless of your own emotional state, it is essential to put your children’s needs first when making decisions related to divorce or separation!
Of course, that’s easier said than done. That’s why the Child-Centered Divorce Network provides valuable resources to help parents throughout the year. They can access a complimentary ebook, a weekly newsletter, blog articles, an Expert Interview series, co-parenting coaching services and expert video interviews on the Divorce View Talk Show (www.divorceview.com).
The more aware parents are, the more quickly they can address challenges that come along regarding their children’s behavior, getting along with their co-parent, adapting to single life and transitioning into a brighter future. We remind parents they are not alone and encourage them to reach out for help, support and useful resources to minimize stress and maximize success.
For more information about International Child-Centered Divorce Month plus access to all the free gifts and special events taking place in January visit: www.divorcedparentsupport.com/ebook.