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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Wednesday 16 October 2013

Bad Parents blamed for Britains ills.

Once again another article about children suffering because of family breakdown and alienation.
Why is it so difficult for government ministers to see what an enormous problem this is, it doesn't take the best brains in the world to understand that if you have children growing up in a society where it is totally acceptable and in fact the norm for them to have little or no contact with both their parents that children are confused, unhappy, sad, angry and unable to fulfil their potential.
Whether we are children or adults we all need to feel secure, safe and loved, it is a fundamental human right.
Society has to be built on firm foundations, if it isn't the foundation crumbles and falls, pull out the bricks of family stability and society breakdown.
Of course we don't live in a perfect world where everyone gets on and lives in permanent  state of euphoria for ever. Things happen relationships break down, but it doesn't mean that the cancer of alienation has to follow.
Children must not be used as weapons to be used for scoring points they need to grow and learn without the restraint of trying to be the 'child-adult' and attempting to be counsellors in their parents lives.
They are our new society and need the emotional tools of stability to be able to continue to cement those bricks of foundation building for future generations .

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