Articles by Gary Direnfeld | Guest Author

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.

Sibling Day

It’s Sibling Day! Should You Separate Them or Not?

This year (2021) it falls on April 10. It is a day set out to honour, respect and remember sibling relationships. Indeed, siblings are one’s first community. It is within that community we […]

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Puppy Time! When to Adopt a Pet

Isn’t it about parental guilt? You feel poorly about the separation and impact on the kids. Perhaps a parent often doesn’t show up as planned. Whatever it is, the thought is that maybe […]

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Divorce and Unemployment

Divorce and Unemployment: How to Tell Your Kids

With so much that can go on with a separation or divorce, life continues and other issues may enter. Especially with children involved. Unemployment is one of those significant issues. It’s not uncommon […]

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What is love? Tips for Divorced or Separated Parents

What is love? Tips for Divorced or Separated Parents

What faith can a child have with love when they have separated parents? We tell the child we love them, we have likely said or inferred that about the relationship to their other […]

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5 Tips for Grandparents to Make Child Custody Easier

5 Tips for Grandparents to Make Child Custody Easier

Kids who cannot be in the care of their parents, may have alternate care arrangements through extended kin. The most common of those extended kin arrangements are with grandparents. There has likely been […]

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