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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Saturday 25 January 2014

It's never too late.

I was talking to a grandparent yesterday who told me that her father walked out on her mother and herself when she was 4 years old.
Her mother would tell her horrendous stories about her father, horrible things that he had done in the past and was generally an unpleasant person, and that they were better off without him.
She said that she thought about him all the time whilst she was growing up, and when she was older and able to question the situation herself she decided that as and when she could she would try and meet him.
At the age of 38 she did meet him, and was able to make a choice for herself.
Having met him she actually realised that she did not want a relationship with him.
Her point though was to say that even at such a very young age of 4years, she wanted to find out for herself.
So hope is still there, a probability that children will make their own choice to discover for themselves.


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