Hi everyone and welcome to Bristol Grandparents Support Group blog. Although we are Bristol based we have grandparents from all over the UK and beyond as members.

It is estimated that over one million children in the UK are denied contact with their grandparents due to family breakdown which may have been caused by divorce/separation, alcohol/drug dependency,domestic violence,bereavement or family feud.
Every child has the right to have contact with their grandparents
if they wish and unless proven unsafe for them to do so. To deny contact from a parent or grandparent has to become as socially unacceptable as drink driving.
I hope to keep you up to date with what is going on in BGSG and I shall continue to campaign for the rights of children to have a loving and meaningful relationship with both parents and their extended family. So please join in as good to hear your views, not just mine!
I also will support via Skype.
There is no membership fee to be part of Bristol Grandparents Support Group.
Esther Rantzen says, " To every grandparent, links of love can never be broken in our hearts."

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Monday 15 August 2011

Family Breakdown=Moral Breakdown?

Is it any surprise that we have a generation of young people who think they can behave in any way they like, taking and not giving? Having no respect for people or things?
For years it has become 'normal' to be a single parent, or to come from a broken home, of course this has an enormous effect on the children.
The idea of having two parents who are there to nurture you and protect you, seems to be so uncool.
Mr Cameron is reported today in saying that he will look at parenting as one of the issues that may have been a part of recent riots. He speaks constantly on how important family life is but consistently refuses to legislate on Shared Parenting. This is a fundamental error.
Parental Alienation is fact, children are growing up being told that one of their parents doesn't care about them, doesn't love them and wants no part in their lives, obviously these children are confused and unable to deal with being apparently unloved.
How would you react?
Our society has to return to family values and allowing the children to be brought up by both parents, learning by example of how to respect one another,to care for one another and the importance of being part of a family unit.
It is no good to continue on the path we have been treading for a generation, look what is happening.
I must point out that there are thousands of fantastic young people who are making their mark on the world in a positive way.
Money spent on research and consultation is ridiculous when all that is needed is common sense, children being loved and cared for by both parents is the key. They will then go on to be responsible parents in bringing up their own children.
Come on Mr Cameron, act and act now, legislate for Shared Parenting.

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