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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Friday 21 March 2014

My grandchildren will forget me.

When you lose contact with your grandchildren you ask yourself all sorts of questions.
One is will they forget me?
I would say no, the children don't forget you, they just have to hold you in their hearts until the time is right for them to reach out to you again.
We have to remember that the children have to live their lives, they have to do what makes life as easy as possible for the time being.
Children know that if they keep talking about us it causes all sorts of problems for them, so they don't.
We have all been in situations where we know that talking about certain subjects can cause controversy, so if we are sensible we keep off that subject.
Children are no different.
 A grandparent who hasn't been part of their grandchildren's lives for several years, was told by a mutual friend that they had met with her grandchild, quite by accident and in conversation had said how much their grandparent missed her, and she replied, "Yes I know and I love her, it's just that it is a bit difficult at the moment."
Believe me, your grandchildren will never forget you, they are just waiting.

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