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!
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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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Wednesday 22 May 2013

The voice of children.

Today I was talking to someone whose parents divorced when he was very young.
He spent his time going from one to another, and he told me it felt as though he was on a see-saw, and he had to learn to be two different people.
He would be child number one with one parent and child number two with the other.
Both parents had different values and he soon learnt that he had to take on those different values as well, to make sure that he didn't upset either parent.
Both parents would say horrible things about the other, and they tried to make him  take sides and to pick his 'favourite.'
He is now in his 30's and is trying to come to terms with Parental Alienation, in his case it was both parents and he has turned away from both of them.
The result is that two parents are now left without the love of their son and a son is without his parents, he has lost trust in all adult members of his family.
Three lives ruined just because adults were unable to put their child first.

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