Put aside your own emotional drama and experience the divorce through your child’s eyes.
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
When Divorce & Parenting Coach Rosalind Sedacca first wrote her ebook for divorcing parents nine years ago, she had no idea it would be read around the world. Yet today, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children – with Love. is being referred by divorce attorneys, mediators, coaches, therapists, parenting experts and educators not only in North America, but also in Europe, Australia and Africa. And now the ebook is selling in Asia as well.
Sedacca stresses that while divorce may be tough on parents, it’s always much tougher on their children. One of the most difficult conversations any parent will ever have is telling their kids about an upcoming divorce. Sedacca had that conversation with her eleven year old son more than fifteen years ago. After successfully co-parenting him, a decade later she founded the Child-Centered Divorce Network for parents.
Ultimately, her unique approach became the basis for her customizable ebook with fill-in-the blank templates created to not only tell parents what to say – but also say it for them! Sedacca guides parents in preparing a personal family storybook, in a photo-album format, that they present to their children at the time of the tough “divorce talk.”
The age-based templates remind children they will always be loved, are not to blame for the divorce and that change, while often frightening, is a natural part of life. Using age-appropriate language, the text conveys the six key messages parents need to share – and children need to hear – when facing their parents’ divorce.
The guidebook also includes commentary from six psychotherapists who provide advice for creating a peaceful divorce and cooperative co-parenting to minimize the emotional and psychological impact on children.
Sedacca and the divorce professionals around the world who support her work believe How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? serves two important purposes: First, it serves as a script so parents don’t get off-track, forget essential messages or stumble during the emotionally-draining conversation about the upcoming divorce.
Second, kids find the storybook, filled with family photos, is all about “them.” Often they’ll read the book again and again in the days, weeks and months that follow and be reminded of the important messages it provides. Among them: “Mom and Dad will always be your Mom and Dad. We will always love you, even after the divorce. The divorce is about change, not about blame.”
When asked why parents should prepare a storybook, in advance, to help break the news about their divorce, Sedacca says, “For the same reason they prepare for vacations and other life events. Planning simplifies the process, keeps you on track and helps avoid awkward moments and regrettable mistakes during this challenging conversation. Aren’t your children worth that effort?”
She adds, “My continued close relationship with my son has been the ultimate pay-off. One day my adult son thanked me for doing a great job in minimizing the divorce trauma and being there for him, along with his Dad, as he grew up. That’s when I knew I had to write a book reminding parents that every parenting decision they make following the divorce will impact their children. So put aside your own emotional drama and experience the divorce through your child’s eyes to help you make the most conscious decisions.”
Because of its fill-in-the-blanks customization, How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce? comes as a downloadable ebook with four bonuses including a complimentary 20-minute telephone coaching session with contributing family therapist Amy Sherman, LMHC. While the ebook is only available in English, Sedacca is considering a Spanish translation next.
About the Child-Centered Divorce Network
Rosalind Sedacca, CCT is a Certified Corporate Trainer and founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network, a support system for parents who are facing, moving through or transitioning after divorce. To get her free ebook on Post-Divorce Parenting: Success Strategies for Getting It Right! as well as her coaching services, articles, courses and other valuable resources for parents, visit http://www.childcentereddivorce.com.