Divorce Experts Around the World Praise
How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce?
Rosalind Sedacca has written an outstanding resource for divorcing parents, ” How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children — with Love!” It allows parents to customize a reassuring and real story about what will happen to the children when their parents divorce. Nothing like it has existed previously, and with it Rosalind has made an enormous contribution to the field of child-centered divorce.
Pauline Tesler, Collaborative Divorce Lawyer, co-founder of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
“How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? is a unique, user-friendly guide for parents who want to broach the subject of divorce with their children in the most caring and thoughtful way. I commend Rosalind for her ingenuity and creativity in helping to reduce the trauma of such a difficult subject.”
Amy Sherman, MA LMHC
Rosalind’s brilliant book’s non-judgmental, compassionate and no-nonsense approach will resonate with all divorcing parents – even those with the most challenging relationships. It is a critical piece of the divorce puzzle, and a must read! I will recommend this book to every one of my mediation clients who have children.
Cynthia Tiano, Esq.
Author, “Happily Divorced! Secrets of the Win-Win Formula”
Rosalind Sedacca has made a monumental contribution to self-help resources in an area that affects the lives of millions of men, women and children. After 32 years of counseling people in various stages of uncoupling, I can testify to the urgent need of a “how to” guide for people contemplating divorce. This book offers them a “life preserver.” I have already referred my patients to this material and have received great feedback. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.”
Beverly Gibel, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
You have a beautiful website! I am impressed with all the work you are doing, and the products you have put together. I think the book How Do I Tell the Kids About The Divorce in storybook format is a wonderful, unique idea! Presenting separation/divorce in such a heart-felt way is a true gift for parents and children. Where ever there is love, there is healing. And this book clearly exhibits that. The book contains invaluable information for parents as well. I was touched by what your son wrote. Thanks for sharing it with me. I will be happy to recommend it to my clients and direct them to your website.
Divorce Coach & Mediator
Rosalind Sedacca’s book provides a hands-on approach to helping children through the very painful process of divorce. The inclusion of advice from several respected mental health professionals gives the reader essential knowledge all parents need to know. I highly recommend this easy to read book and practical step-by-step guide to any parent going through divorce.
Parenting and Life Coach
What an innovative way to help parents say and do what’s in the best interest of their children when divorce is on the horizon. Rosalind Sedacca’s storybook concept is creative, easy to follow, and just what families need to keep them on track as they face separation, divorce and beyond. The insights and advice of her excellent team of experts add to the value of this important book. I applaud Rosalind for a book I can heartily recommend.
Founder, The Addict’s Mom
Rosalind Sedacca has just improved the lives of countless children. There is absolutely no downside to Rosalind’s storybook concept. It’s all good and it beats anything else that I’ve come across in practicing divorce law for 44 years. In fact, it’s great and it is definitely something that the world has needed ever since divorce was invented. The book is a winner and it is also a lifesaver.
J. Richard Kulerski, Esq.
Rosalind Sedacca, CCT has created and developed an innovative guidebook for parents facing separation or divorce. This book is unique in the market and has been positively impacting families all over the world. Her book has also been featured in many magazines and is used as a guideline for many parenting organizations. Her Child-Centered Divorce Network provides excellent resources for families, as well. Anyone dealing with divorce and parenting issues would benefit from Rosalind’s book and expertise to gain the knowledge they need to know.
Beatrice Davis, Journalist
Sassy B Worldwide Productions
This book will be a Godsend for the many people who face the very personal and delicate problem of preparing their children for an upcoming divorce. The ingenious and compassionate solution presented has the merits of being tangible (and therefore understandable to even young children), extremely personalized, as gentle as possible and effective!”
Charles Lambert, Ed. D., LMHC
Author, “Your Inner Edge!”
At last! A breakthrough “hands on” divorce guidebook brilliantly designed to help soften the divorce announcement blow for children. This book is a MUST for any divorcing parent who wants a humanist approach to telling their children. “Heads up” to guidance counselors, religious leaders, family therapists, and child-care advocates. This book is ideal to use in individual therapy, group classes and parent conferences and is bound to help thousands of children. The family photo’s and messages reinforce the concept that their parents really do care about them.
Jo Ann C. Simmons, MA., LMHC, RCC
Rosalind Sedacca has invaluable information to share with divorcing parents. I believe in her book so strongly that I have added her as the only link on my website. There is no other book like hers. There is no other book a couple needs to help them with the most difficult conversation a parent can have with a child, that the parents are getting divorced. You are VERY lucky to have found my partner in the peaceful divorce movement.
Belinda Rachman, Esq
Your Peaceful Divorce Expert
Divorce In A Day Mediation
I love your work and your book for my clients. I’ve been using collaborative narratives for families going thru changes and transitions and have found it is one of my most effective methods of collaborative change. My hope is to develop a similar approach for families dealing with the traumas of natural disasters. You are an inspiration.
Delene Cole , MS CFLE
Rosalind, your book is sheer brilliance! Filled with sound advice for all parties, How Do I Tell the Kids about the DIVORCE? provides a unique opportunity for families struggling through this difficult time to create a tangible, pictorial representation of the good times that could be a keepsake for years, even generations, to come. Your book will surely help children of divorced parents grow up to be more emotionally resilient adults. (I only wish my parents had this invaluable tool for their divorce when I was 12—I found it therapeutic to go through your book at this time almost 30 years later!)
Mari Smith – Success Coach
How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? is written with deep compassion and understanding for children whose parents are divorcing. It is THE must-have “resource” guide for parents struggling to tell their children about a divorce. The book includes clear directions, creative suggestions and excellent information regarding children’s legitimate fears and upsets. Rosalind provides all the support parents could need to dig down deep and tell the painful truth about their divorce to their children. Bravo! I really love having this book as a trusted resource for my clients and friends.
Jackie Black, Ph.D.; Relationship Expert, Educator and Coach;
Author of Meeting Your Match: Cracking the Code to Successful Relationships
On behalf of divorcing parents and myself, a heart-felt thanks goes to Rosalind Sedacca for creating this brilliant book: How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children – with Love! It is a gift beyond measure for divorcing parents, which I recommend regularly to my clients and radio audience. Within its pages is critical information you need to know, and a masterfully created storybook template to share one of life’s most difficult transitions, divorce. Owning this book will bring you clarity, courage and wisdom!”
Moreah Ragusa RFM, and Host of Divorce Help Radio
I highly recommend “How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?” The issue of divorce is pervasive and this user friendly guidebook is good for both children and parents. Its style is non-judgmental and helpful, full of practical, easy to understand advice that anyone can use. It is a healing balm based on the author’s own experience which is crucial to empathizing with those going through the same experience. As a State Certified Family Mediator and Psychotherapist, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of having such an easy to use tool for a very challenging situation.
Deri Joy Ronis, Ph.D.
Rosalind Sedacca has put together a vital tool in helping children (and families) through one of the most difficult times in life. Her new book, “How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?” moves beyond a traditional “self-help book” and becomes a real, practical, ongoing part of a child’s life. It accomplishes this by being interactive and involving real participation by the child and other family members. I am proud to have contributed to this wonderful project that Rosalind created from her own personal experience as well as the participation of other mental health professionals. I highly recommend this as more than a book, but a tool to assist children to more successfully navigate the disorientation and maze that is part and parcel of divorce.
C. Paul Wanio, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC
How Do I Tell the Kids about the DIVORCE? is unique in that it offers parents an innovative approach to having that difficult and usually dreaded initial conversation with their children and making it as positive and supportive as possible. The fill-in-the-blanks template concept is original and will be an extremely useful tool for families during a difficult time. A parent contemplating a divorce would be well served by reading this valuable book.
Raoul Felder, Attorney
I just referred a new family I saw today to your excellent create-a-storybook guide. i just love this book!
Dr. Blair Barone
Licensed Clinical and Child Psychologist
Children’s Divorce Specialist
What a great book! I found it very practical and engaging — giving parents exactly what they need to know without overwhelming them with information. I think it’s a fantastic resource! I believe that parents just don’t know how to explain divorce so they just don’t. They try to move on and “be happy enough” that the kids will join in with the same attitude. I will definitely recommend the book! I think the storybook approach will help alot of parents.
Michelle Jensen, MSW, JD
High Conflict Institute
Once you’ve made the decision to get divorced, Rosalind Sedacca’s Child-Centered Divorce Network and fabulous Create-a-Storybook guide will prepare you to not only tell your children that you’re planning a divorce, but also provide a foundation for a positive co-parenting plan. This book is key to establishing the healthy transition that your kids deserve, with love, honesty and compassion.
Child Development Specialist & Parent Educator
Divorce is a traumatic event in everyone’s life – parents and children alike The days leading up to and after the divorce can leave children feeling uncertain about their own futures, especially since they don’t have the tools to cope with those feelings of sadness, anger and confusion. How Do I Tell the Kids about the DIVORCE? helps children through the experience of divorce, to open up and deal with their feelings in ways that are comforting and effective in a language they can understand. Reading this ebook should be a requirement for anyone going through this life-altering event even before the divorce is final.
Heidi Richards, MA
Pastoral Counselor, Mother, Author, Professional Speaker, Trainer and Coach
Rosalind Sedacca’s ‘How Do I Tell the Kids about the DIVORCE?’ is a much needed breakthrough in the emotional minefield that parents traverse when they prepare their children for an impending divorce. The template, storybook strategy sends sensitive, kind, loving and safe messages, which every child needs as they prepare for the scary unknown. I recommend her book for everyone who has children and is contemplating divorce.
Jack Singer, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
Expert Witness, Custody and Family Matters
This book will be both healing and helpful to children of divorce and their parents. It is insightful and a particularly pragmatic, down-to-earth tool for dealing with a terribly difficult subject. God bless you Rosalind, for writing it and also for living it.
Matthew Anderson, D. Min
Rosalind’s book, How Do I Tell the Kids, is unique in that it helps parents to help children of all ages to express their feelings in storybook form. For young children the process helps parents to engage their kids in communicating the unsaid. This is so important, for what isn’t expressed is suppressed and shows up in behavior that does not support emotional healthy living. I would recommend this book to every parent who is going thru a divorce or even a couple of years after the divorce. The divorce experience is always present for kids and manifests in different ways at different ages through their life cycle.
Madeline Binder, M.S. Human Services Counseling
How Do I Tell the Kids…is an amazing tool for parents considering divorce. Not only does it offer very sound advice on how you should handle the difficult discussion, but it also gives parents a creative way of presenting it. Parents are guided to design a storybook about their family history, all age appropriate, to explain that no matter what happens, the children will always be loved by both parents and will always be safe. As a mental health counselor, I feel this unique ebook is a must for anyone separated, considering divorce or in the post divorce stages.
Sarena Morello, MS, LMHC
Rosalind is one of today’s leading authorities on how to tell children about divorce. Her creative approach is based upon solid research and personal experience. Whether you need her tools for yourself or for a friend, check out her books, ezine and other material about Child-Centered Divorce at www.childcentereddivorce.com. I personally recommend Rosalind for her sincerity and expertise.
Dale Collie, Professional Speaker
Courage Builders International
I have been doing divorce & custody law for 18 years and am presently a custody mediator for Lehigh and Northampton Counties in PA. I found Rosalind Sedacca’s book to express the essence of having parents and children still retain their love and respect for one another through preparing a storybook that keeps the fabric of their family as one. Every divorcing family should use this book.
Don S. Klein, Esq.
I would like to see your ebook being used by the courts in cases of contested custody cases. This would be a very cost-effective and therapeutic way to get divorcing parents back on track. Having done mediation, custody evaluations and parenting coordinating, I know there must be a better way to get parents to focus on their children’s needs instead of their own and in doing so, head off senseless litigation and harm to their children.
Reena Sommer Ph.D.
Psychology & Family Studies
Divorce & Custody Consultant
Rosalind Sedacca has taken her real life experience of creating a loving and safe world for her son through her own divorce, in what I consider the best way possible — making a book as a reminder of the love that brought him into the world and how he is treasured through the divorce and beyond. With expert input and the desire to take this to the world, Rosalind has given a gift to all of us who’ve had a similar experience.
Sandra Brintnall, Transitional Life Coach, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
This hands-on interactive storybook is a must for all parents going through a divorce. It is a step-by-step guide for appropriately including children in the process. No divorcing parent should be without it!
Sally Goldberg, PhD
Author of Constructive Parenting and other parenting books
Love the suggestions for parents on how to respond to their children when in the face of family conflict! I see so many parents (including myself) who are searching for answers in how to be a more effective parent!
Lisa, D. Konecny, LPC
Child-Mental Health Specialist
Rosalind Sedacca’s beautifully written and heartfelt book How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children — with Love! is essential for any parent considering divorce. Telling your story in words and family photos is cathartic and healing. Teaching your children to write down their own struggles about the breakup may be the best way to guide them through this difficult time. I highly recommend this book.
Bob Livingstone LCSW
Author of Beyond Marital Conflict: Divorce Recovery for You and Your Children
Rosalind, the world is a much better place because of your incredible efforts for children.
Terry McNiff, Attorney; Author: “Picture Your Divorce To See The Right Decisions”