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 14 May 2014

Beware of egos!

As we all know there are many, many groups all over the UK and beyond  all singing from the same song sheet.
Parents, grandparents and experts all trying to do what is right for children who are embroiled in adult warfare.
You would think that everyone should work together, just think what a powerful body that would be, just in the case of grandparents there are an estimated 14 million of us in the UK, a force to be reckoned with.
In my naivety when I started on this journey of mine, I thought just that, "Oh this is great so many people all wanting the same thing, we need to all join up."
There is something I have discovered that makes that almost, impossible.
Peoples egos.
I don't think it is an intention it just seems to happen.
It no longer is a common aim but who can bad mouth another group, organisation or charity the loudest.
People begin to like the sound of their own voices, their own importance.
When that happens the common aim is lost.
I personally have had some really kind comments made to me, of which I thank you, but I am nothing special, I am certainly not an inspiration ( as was said today) I am me, me who is a wife, a mother and a grandparent. One of millions a small dot.
Please don't put me with the others with their egos, I don't want to be there.
Let them scrabble away, knocking each other off their pedestals I am happy with my feet firmly on the ground!


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