Articles by Gary Direnfeld | Guest Author

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.

A COVID Friendly Halloween: How to Keep Your Kids Safe

We’re talking Halloween, but it feels a little like that movie, Groundhog Day. That’s the one where Bill Murray wakes up the same Groundhog Day…Needing to make some changes to his life to […]

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A Prolonged Pandemic: How to Ease Co-Parenting Concerns

As if co-parenting isn’t difficult enough for many, this ongoing pandemic continues to stretch co-parenting concerns and relationships. At first it was differences in terms of parents’ response to the pandemic. Now, regardless […]

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Back to School Considerations for Separated Parents

School is back in session! Managing back to school considerations during COVID is challenging enough. Conflict between separated parents over the issue can increase tensions and polarize options. Now, just imagine the impact […]

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Intellectually Challenged

How to Deal with Divorce and Children with Intellectual Challenges

There are those kids whose intellectual differences can make understanding the nature and effect of parental separation difficult… At times impossible. It is important to recognize that even if intellectually challenged, they non-the-less […]

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Bonding with your kids

Bonding With Your Kids: Connection After Divorce

Speaking of bonding in this context, is not so much about making a relationship that didn’t previously exist. This is more about realizing that there may be a shift in the relationship given […]

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