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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 ParentalWisdom.com, 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 www.childcentereddivorce.com, www.howdoitellthekids.com, www.womendatingrescue.com and www.womendatingafter40.com.

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Can a Puppy Help the Affleck-Garner Children With the Divorce?

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 5:18 PM

The Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorce is making headlines once again. The couple have just given their children a new puppy, hoping to help the kids better adjust to the inevitable changes resulting from the divorce.

Can a pet be helpful to children during a divorce and the...

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Why YOU, Not a Judge, Should Resolve Child-Related Disputes

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 4:00 PM

Family-focused divorce attorney Larry Sarezky is passionate about keeping parents out of court when handling disputes over child custody. Based on decades of experience Larry knows that long-term outcomes work out better when the decisions are made by the parents themselves rather than left to the legal system.

Most parents...

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10 Key Questions for Caring Co-Parents to Support the Kids You Love!

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 5:49 PM

Divorced parents face challenges that are not only complex; they are long lasting as well. There are many variations of joint parenting, co-parenting and other forms of divorced parenting based on how well both parents get along, their geographical proximity, the age of the children and other contributing factors. Every...

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Parental Alienation Following Divorce: Too Easily Rationalized or Overlooked

(4) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 4:27 PM

Parental Alienation Awareness Day was recognized on April 25. However, on any day it's important for all divorced parents to reflect on their relationship with their former spouse and how it may be subtly or overtly affecting the emotional and psychological well-being of their children.

One behavior commonly overlooked as...

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Consistent Co-parenting Eases the Way for Children After Divorce

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 2:58 PM

Parenting after divorce takes patience, cooperation and collaboration. It's not uncommon for one parent to notice behavior differences in their children when they return from a stay with their other parent. This can be extremely frustrating or irritating, especially if your values and parenting style doesn't match that of your...

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

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 1:33 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 | 1:03 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 | 10:27 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 | 6:04 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 | 10:11 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 | 6:03 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 | 5:59 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 | 12:43 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 | 3:42 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 | 10:09 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 | 1:12 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.

Why...

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

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2014 | 3:05 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 | 1:04 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 | 9:26 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 | 12:44 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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