Articles by Gary Direnfeld

Gary Direnfeld

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW is a Canadian Social Worker in private practice. He is recognized from his 65 episodes of the hit show Newlywed/Nearly Dead, to over 500 columns as the parenting expert of a major metropolitan newspaper, to more than 350 media appearances, to his book, Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters.

Mental Health Tips for Adults During Divorce

Next to a death, divorce is one of the most stressful life events a person may experience.  Divorce can take it’s toll on mental health. Regardless of whether or not the decision was […]

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Divorced and Broke: Money and Children

It’s common that when going through a divorce, money is tight. When children are involved, there is the added concern of wanting to keep their lives as normal as possible. Normal translates to […]

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Educators and Children of Divorce

Education workers may be the most significant eyes on kids, outside of their parents. Their “eyes on kids” begins when the kids either get on the school bus or enter the school. For […]

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Common Ground: Family Lawyers, Teachers, & Social Workers

We all work with a concern for your kids. Our perspectives are different. During a divorce or separation, parents wonder and worry about their kids. Who will see them and when? How will […]

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Separation & Moving: Reducing Stress on Children

One of the biggest sources of stress for separating parents is setting up separate households. Parents worry about the impact of change upon their kids. This may include attending different schools and the […]

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