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."

Please contact during office hours.

Saturday 4 January 2014

Why are grandparents important?

I would like to hear from you as to why you think it is important for children to have a relationship with their grandparents.
For me it is vital, we are a part of the child's identity, their inheritance, a part of the building blocks of their lives.
Hopefully we have wisdom to pass on, having been parents ourselves.
As parents you are so busy, with working, bringing up a family and all the pressures that go hand in hand in modern society. Grandparents can give their undivided attention and time to the grandchildren, we are there to give support as and when required.
So why do you think we are important.
Just to say, if you want to comment on the blog but are wary as it is a public blog, use a different name, different location, never use your grandchildren's names or just comment anonymously.
Would love to hear from parents as well as to why you think we are an important part of your children's lives.

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