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.

Re-Opening: Keeping Kids Safe from Covid-19 Between Separated Parents

Eventually things will open up, there may be celebrations to attend and school is on the horizon. However, many parents will still be concerned about the spread of Covid-19. Fears may abound and […]

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It’s Father’s Day & You’re Separated

I can only tell you that I hope Mother’s Day went well because sometimes what goes around, comes around. If it was the case that Mother’s Day wasn’t successfully managed between the parents, […]

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PRIDE Month and Co-Parenting

It’s Pride Month – and you may have different values…. Some folks even wonder about the need for Pride Month – the acknowledgement and celebration of LGBTQ2. The celebrations signify that after years […]

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Learning at Home Between Separated Parents

As if facilitating learning at home learning isn’t a challenge enough. You may have several children at different academic levels with perhaps different learning needs and at the same time, you may be […]

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How to survive a long weekend inside?

This coronavirus is testing the limits of parents’ patience. Kid’s are looking for chinks in the armor. Then, if the parents are separated, the children’s divide and conquer long-time strategies can take on […]

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