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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Thursday 27 March 2014

My parents hearts leap.

I have heard on more than one occasion that grandparents are not important to a child's life.
You would expect me to strongly disagree, and you would be right.
I have written before on the importance of grandparents, and it is a two way relationship.
Children can experience history through their grandparents, they can learn in depth about older members of their family who are no longer with us, grandparents are part of their identity.
For grandparents the children are a window to life as it is now, they bring such joy, so much hope for the future.
Grandparents can feel rest assured that the world is in safe hands.
When a grandparent was talking about the relationship with her grandchildren and her own parents, so the great grandparents, she said, "My parents hearts leap when they have a visit from the boys."
What a fantastic sentence that is, one that I will carry around with me for a very long time.

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