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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.

Entries by Rosalind Sedacca

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

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

(4) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 2:45 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 | 3:37 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 | 4:27 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 | 5:56 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 | 1:44 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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Celebrity Divorces: Lessons We Can Learn About Co-Parenting!

(2) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 3:21 PM

In today's world Hollywood celebrities are major role models in our culture, especially to the younger generation. For that reason I keep an eye on the movie-star set to see what they're doing in their relationships. It always makes for great conversation within the Child-Centered Divorce community.

Too often the...

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Divorcing Parents: Be the Role Model You Want Your Kids to Be

(3) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 11:13 AM

I recently came upon this quote from British blogger, David Bly: "Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be." Basically that's the best advice anyone can give any parent. It's especially so when faced with challenging times, such as your divorce.

It's estimated...

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Family Vacations After Divorce Can Be Rewarding Despite the Challenges!

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 2:07 PM

Even though divorce is a common reality in today's world, it can still be emotionally devastating and difficult to accept. During vacation time adults and children can easily be upset by past memories or former traditions that are no longer part of their lives. This can lead to feelings of...

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Parents: Don't Drag Your Kids Into Your Divorce Depression

(4) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 11:37 AM

We all know divorce can be devastating when you're a parent. You can't just crawl into a hole and grieve, rant or rage. You must still care for the well-being of your children. And sometimes this is a challenge that overwhelms, resulting in parents who can't cope with the responsibilities...

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Pets Very Helpful for Children Coping With Divorce

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 12:52 PM

Divorce can be one of life's biggest traumas for children. It boosts their sense of insecurity and being out of control. It can heighten feeling alone, lost or abandoned. At these times, pets can often be helpful to your children and the entire family. If you already have one or...

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Children Parenting Their Parents: A Dangerous Consequence of Divorce

(12) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Divorce is tough enough. When children try to protect their parents from its consequences, the parenting is moving backwards and the results are devastating. Always be careful of what you share with your children regarding your own emotional state during and after your divorce. It can create enormous confusion for...

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4 Ways To Co-Parent More Successfully After Divorce

(25) Comments | Posted April 20, 2013 | 11:36 AM

While moving through divorce can seem like an insurmountable obstacle, for many parents it is just the beginning of a new and equally intimidating challenge -- co-parenting your children. Hats off to all of you who have chosen to remain in your children's lives as co-parents. It means both of...

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Divorce Or Stay? Parents Must Put Kids First Either Way

(128) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 1:08 AM

Stay together for the sake of the kids? Generations of miserable parents followed that advice, hoping their sacrifices would pay off for their children in the end. Many still believe that it's the only option for parents stuck in a dead-end marriage.

Based on my own personal experience, I have...

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