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 12 March 2012

Mother's Day

Mother's Day should be a day of celebrations a day for sons/daughters to tell their Mums how much they love them, but not for everyone.
For some Mother's Day is a heartbreaking day, a day that some just want to end.
It appears that the whole country is playing happy families, flowers, chocolates etc hugs and kisses being shared.
There are thousands of grandmothers who will, this year, as like many years passed won't be sharing the day with their son/daughter, because for a variety of reasons there has been conflict, misunderstandings that has lead to no contact.
As a Mum, having a child is extraordinary, nurturing that child, teaching them enabling them to grow wings and fly and make their own way in the world is such a privilege, so what on earth goes wrong?
In some cases there is total hatred, a word I don't like to use, but I this it is appropriate. It is hatred, why? What can be so bad that you hate your own Mum?
Recently I have made the error of reading comments written by women under various articles in the press, and I can honestly say that they to are full of hate.
Ok, there is no doubt that in a small number of cases there is good reason.
There are elderly Mums, Mums who are terminally who are saying that their fear is that they will not be able to say goodbye to their son/daughter as they reach the end of their lives.
One of the most difficult things is forgiveness, but for me I have to believe that I can forgive, what about you?


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