Parents need to put aside their own emotional drama and experience the divorce from a child’s perspective so they’ll make wiser decisions on behalf of their children.
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Rosalind Sedacca’s customizable ebook, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children – with Love! is now celebrating its fifth anniversary, and selling on five continents around the world.
While many books address the topic of children and divorce, none provide fill-in-the-blank templates that not only tell parents what they should say -- it actually says it for them! Parents are guided in preparing an attractive personal family storybook, in a photo-album type format, that they present to their children at the time of the dreaded “divorce talk.”
“This is one of the most difficult conversations any parent will ever have. While divorce may be tough on parents, it’s always much tougher on their children,” says Sedacca, a Divorce & Parenting Coach. She had the divorce conversation with her eleven-year-old son two decades ago. The success of her unique approach and insights about cooperative co-parenting became the basis for her internationally acclaimed ebook.
Sedacca’s two templates – for ages 5 to 10 or 10 to 15 – talk about the family’s past, present and future. It reminds children they will always be part of their family 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 professional psychotherapists who provide advice for creating a peaceful divorce and successful co-parenting to minimize the emotional and psychological impact on children.
Sedacca and the divorce professionals around the world who support her work believe the guidebook 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, parents add family photos to the storybook which attracts kids because it’s all about “them.” Often they’ll read the book again and again in the days, weeks and months that follow where they are reminded of the important messages it provides. Among them: The divorce is not your fault. Mom and Dad will always be your Mom and Dad. We will always love you. The divorce is about change, not about blame.
She adds, “My continued close relationship with my son has been the ultimate pay-off for the sacrifices I have made. One day my adult son said to me, ‘I want to thank you and dad. While the divorce was a tough time, you both did a great job in minimizing the trauma and being there for me as I grew up.’ That’s when I knew I had to write this book to remind parents that every parenting decision they make following the divorce will impact their children. They need to put aside their own emotional drama and experience the divorce from a child’s perspective so they’ll make wiser decisions on behalf of their children.”
For five years Sedacca has been receiving enthusiastic endorsements from therapists, mediators, divorce attorneys and other professionals around the world who strongly support her message and recommend her guidebook and website to their clients.
Because of its fill-in-the-blanks customization, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? is available exclusively as a downloadable ebook at http://www.howdoitellthekids.com. It comes with four bonuses including a complimentary 20-minute telephone coaching session.
About the Child-Centered Divorce Network
Rosalind Sedacca is recognized as The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce. She’s a Certified Corporate Trainer, Dating & Relationship Coach and founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network, a support system for parents who are facing, moving through or transitioning after divorce. At her website she provides a free ebook: Post-Divorce Parenting: Success Strategies for Getting It Right as well as a free weekly ezine, blog, coaching services, programs and other valuable resources for parents.