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Kids as “Go-Betweens” with Separated Parents

January 29, 2014

We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t shoot the messenger”.

Can you imagine being a young child between separated parents, responsible for conveying their messages? What if the child forgets to give the message or gets it wrong?

Duck! – that was this child’s strategy….

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

(905) 628-4847

Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. 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. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Dundas Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America.

If your relationship is faltering, then set it as your priority.

Read: Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships.

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One Comment
  1. From a Linked In member:

    Bravo, Gary Direnfeld for reminding everyone to “get the kids out of the middle”. Too many parents (divorcing, divorced or otherwise) in the heat of conflict forget this simple rule of safeguarding children and childhood.

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