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.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

What do you find helpful?

Those of you who attend our meetings will know that the group has always been member led and I would welcome your views.
At the moment I am trawling through all sorts of websites, forums and a variety of literature.
There are numerous 'help' sites ect, but are they helpful?
When I read some of this stuff it personally makes me feel so low.
Sometimes reading all the actions of alienators is overwhelming, by the nature of the subject they are descriptions of all that is bad within some families.
I am often asked to share links, to recommend books and I am always a bit cautious, what may be helpful to some can be detrimental to others.
Let me know what you think.

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