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.

Raising Gender-Neutral Children Family Law Toronto

Raising Gender-Neutral Children

Why are some parents choosing to raise gender-neutral kids? From at least the beginning of the women’s movement and feminist theory, people have become more and more conscious of the imposition of gender […]

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How To Be A Good Stepparent Family Law Toronto

How To Be A Good Stepparent

Being a stepparent is not easy. Once separated or divorced, biological parents are not romantically involved and do not see themselves as a couple beyond the parenting relationship. They do however see themselves […]

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LGBTQ And Parenting Family Law Toronto

LGBTQ And Parenting

Although this can be a divisive topic, the bottom line when it comes to the kids is, there is no difference. This is not to say kids of LGBTQ parents may not face […]

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Dealing With Evil In-Laws Family Law Toronto

Dealing With Evil In-Laws

Not all in-laws are created equally. Some are intrusive, and cross boundaries far too often. Some may seek to undermine relationships, while others want to control one’s choices. Of course not all in-laws […]

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Does Nesting Work Family Law Toronto

Separated With Kids And Sharing The House. Does Nesting Work?

Let’s face it. Two people living apart cannot live as cheaply as two people sharing the same place. As such, economics can play as much into parenting decisions as does concerns about what […]

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Is It Possible To Co-Parent With An Addict Family Law Toronto

Is It Possible To Co-Parent With An Addict?

The question of whether one can co-parent with an addict covers much breadth. So much depends on the nature, extent and substance/behaviour of the addiction. Also, to be factored in is the age […]

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