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Rosalind Sedacca
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Rosalind Sedacca, a Certified Corporate Trainer, is recognized as The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce. She is founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network which provides valuable resources for parents facing, moving through or transitioning after divorce. She is a Divorce and Parenting Coach and author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children -– with Love! This internationally acclaimed ebook is unique because it doesn’t just tell parents what to say. It says it for them -– using fill-in-the-blank templates to help parents create the best possible outcome for the entire family!

Rosalind is also a Relationship Coach and co-author of 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Dating After 40, 50 & Yes, 60! Her book, eCourse and workshops guide mature women toward developing the healthy and fulfilling relationships they desire. She is on the Board of Directors of ChildSharing, Inc. and WE Magazine for Women, an Advisor at, and Contributing Writer for numerous blogs and magazines. She was the 2008 First Place Winner of the Victorious Woman Award and the 2011 International Women’s Day Outstanding Service Award winner for her work with divorce and parenting issues. To learn more about Rosalind, her books and services, visit,, and

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Divorcing Parents: Avoid the Celebrity Path. Don't Blindly Go to Court

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 2:33 PM

When famous celebrities like Maria Carey, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry and others battle through a divorce, the stakes are high. Millions of dollars are often in contention, blurring issues related to child custody and visitation. These couples hire killer attorneys and commit to paying an enormous price -- which includes...

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Coping With the Holidays When Divorced With Children

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 2:03 PM

What makes the holiday season so challenging for parents considering divorce, moving through the process or transitioning after divorce? Memories of the past. So many difficult emotions come up. It's frightening to think of what lies ahead when a marriage breaks apart. It's hard to face the differences in our...

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Domestic Violence: The NFL Needs to Step Up as Role Models

(9) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 11:27 AM

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a timely reminder for the NFL to do the right thing, to forget about the good ol' boys club and to change social consciousness when it comes to competition, aggression and power.

Aggression has its place when defending our country, suppressing our enemies,...

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Parental Conflict Alienates, Hurts and Changes Children of Divorce Long-Term

(5) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 7:04 PM

In a newsletter from Dr. Mark Goulston I read that: "A majority of teenagers, when asked if they had the choice between their parents being nicer to them or more loving towards each other, will pick the latter. The animosity between parents is very painful to their children."

Stop and...

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Divorcing Parents: 10 Questions to Ask Before Fighting Over the Kids

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:11 AM

Divorce attorney Larry Sarezky has created a short film to stop divorcing parents from engaging in high-conflict custody battles for the sake of the kids. I saw the film, Talk to Strangers, and was dramatically impacted by its message. Larry also provides ten questions divorcing parents should ask themselves before...

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Divorced? 4 Valuable Life Lessons to Master Now

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 7:03 PM

The aftermath of divorce can be a sense of self-discovery or internment in a self-made prison of depression and resentment. It's all about our acceptance of what is and determination to use the divorce as a pathway to a new and better life. The good news: It's all up to...

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10 Signs Your Kid Is Handling Divorce in a Positive Way

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 6:59 PM

We all know divorce can take its toll on both parents and their children. However, that doesn't have to be the case. Parents who focus their love and attention on safeguarding their children's well-being, who provide security, make sound decisions and keep their children away from adult conflict and anxiety,...

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Are Your Kids Sabotaging Your Dating Life After Divorce?

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 1:43 PM

Dating after divorce can be quite challenging for many parents who have been out of the market for some time. But it's even more challenging for your children. It's only natural for them to be resistant to any new partner you bring into their lives. And sometimes they can be...

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Conscious Uncoupling: Helping Divorced Parents Avoid Unconscious Un-Parenting?

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 4:42 PM

Conscious Uncoupling. Since Gwyneth Paltrow first mentioned the concept, it's been addressed in the media with snickers and chuckles. Little wonder divorce and dysfunctional families abound in our western culture.

The concept of ending a marriage peacefully, with compassion and respect for your former partner, is being viewed with such...

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Can You Let Go Of Grudges After Divorce?

(6) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 11:09 AM

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." -- Gandhi

Divorce can be a major stumbling block to our happiness and personal growth. Holding grudges and resentments have been proven to be harmful to your physical health and emotional well-being. Forgiveness is a productive way to...

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Children After Divorce

(5) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 2:12 PM

A wise man was once asked: What is the greatest gift a parent can give their children?

His answer was, "Love your wife!" (Or husband, I will add.)

As a Divorce & Parenting Coach that response had a huge impact on me. Because it teaches a vitally important lesson.


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Divorcing? Don't Let Your Pet Become Another Casualty of Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2014 | 4:05 PM

Abandoned pets is 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...

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January Divorces Pose Special Challenges for Children

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 2:04 PM

When you think about it, there's little surprise that the number of couples filing for divorce rises dramatically every January. And this year, is no different. Many couples who've made the decision to split intentionally wait until after the holidays to break the news to their children. Others hold off...

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Is Demonizing Divorce Justifiable?

(7) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 10:26 AM

Divorce is rarely an outcome married couples expect or anticipate. But marital strife can take its toll and for many, divorce is the chosen path for coping with relationship challenges. This makes divorce a rather controversial topic.

Google the subject and you'll find conflicting perspectives on every facet of divorce,...

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Divorced Parents: How to Help Your Kids Get Through the Holidays

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 1:44 PM

When parents divorce, it's always hard on the kids. And so you try to minimize the pain and reduce the chaos brought about by new routines and schedules. But that doesn't prepare you for the challenges of facing your first holiday season. Or the many seasons yet to come.

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Divorce Parties, Jewelry: A Metaphor for Moving On or a Misguided Message?

(4) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 3:45 PM

An industry of products and services has been growing in recent years targeting the about-to-be or newly divorced. From divorce parties to jewelry, wedding ring caskets to tee shirts, savvy entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to say, "It's Over, Look At Me, I'm free!"

I have mixed feelings...

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The Broken Circle Project: Giving Grown Children of Divorce and Separation a Voice!

(1) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 4:37 PM

I've just come across a new book, Broken Circle: Children of Divorce and Separation. It's a product of The Broken Circle project, which gives voice to young adults talking about how their parents' divorce or separation impacted their lives -- then and now. In the words of its creator and...

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After Divorce: The Value of Proactive vs. Reactive Parenting

(3) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 5:27 PM

Parenting is never easy. The challenges are enormous. Decisions are rarely black and white. How much should you indulge your children? When do you step in on sibling or friend-related battles? How much can you trust other parents watching your child for sleep-overs and play dates? How tolerant should you...

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Teens Taking Sides a Painful Consequence of Divorce

(5) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 6:56 PM

As a Divorce & Parenting Coach, I received the following question that poses many challenges related to divorce and parenting. While there is never a one-size-fits all answer to relationship questions, I'm sharing my response with you as a perspective worth considering. This may be useful to initiate conversations with...

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Three Keys to More Positive Parenting (and a Happier You) After Divorce

(3) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 2:44 PM

Parenting during and after divorce can be complex, frustrating and confusing. However, every day parents around the world are coping with the challenges and raising happy, well-adjusted children. There are many factors that influence your effectiveness as a parent. Here we'll review three factors that play an important role in...

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