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M. Gary Neuman

M. Gary Neuman, licensed mental-health counselor & Florida Supreme-Court-certified mediator

M. Gary Neuman is a licensed mental-health counselor, a Florida Supreme-Court-certified mediator, a rabbi, and the creator of the nationally recognized Sandcastles Program for children of divorce-designed to help kids develop self-expression and problem-solving skills and learn appropriate means of expressing anger and other intense emotions. He is author of Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way (Random House) and Emotional Infidelity: How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage and Other Secrets to a Great Marriage (Crown).

His work has been featured on Oprah, National Public Radio, the Today show, Good Morning America and elsewhere.

My Blogs:

How to Explain Divorce to Your Preschooler
How to Explain Divorce to Your Six to Eight Year Old
How to Explain Divorce to Your Nine to Twelve Your Old
How to Explain Divorce to Your Teen
Your Child is Not a Statistic: The Truth About Divorce Studies

M. Gary Neuman

Most Recent Articles

The negative stereotypes. The gloomy predictions. The frightening news reports. If you are a parent whose marriage has ended in — or is headed for — divorce, you can't help but feel anxious about the well-being of your children.Naturally…
Young children usually respond to hurtful situations with sadness. But when they're nine or older, prepare yourself for anger and resentment.Anger gives a child experiencing divorce a sense of control. Since it is a more assertive response than…

How to Explain Divorce to Your Teen

Sunday, 22 March 2009 11:52
A child's teen years are like a mid-life crisis. He or she wants autonomy, yet craves acceptance. Add divorce and this emotional rollercoaster gets even bumpier.This last chapter of our exclusive firstwivesworld series,
Six to eight, often described as the "magical age," is when your child enters a phase of self-discovery. Divorce, at this stage, impacts a child in powerful ways.Part Three of our firstwivesworld exclusive series — 
When a toddler is pondering the moon and the stars, the endless stream of "Why's" is cute and joy-filled. A little one who is struggling to understand divorce? Not so much.For kids and parents alike, the confusion is sad and frustrating.In this…