Grandparents are often the "forgotten"
victims when a family breaks up.
Children can often lose touch with their grandparents just at a time when they may need them the most. When their need for security, stability and routine is at its most acute, the wider family can maintain much needed continuity in a child's life.
The Grandparents Association has lots of useful information on its website.
HOW MEDIATION CAN HELP
Provide a neutral place to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing Improve communication Enable the children to express their views Look at the options open to you all.
USEFUL BOOKS and ARTICLES:
- THE ESSENTIAL GRANDPARENTS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE: Making a Difference in the Family - Lillian Carson
- YOUR CHILD'S DIVORCE - Marsha Temlock
- "Grandpa - Can I call you Dad?"
- "Grandparents feel the hurt of divorce too"
- "Grandparents who parent their children" - Jill Curtis
- Divorce, Children and Grandparents Rights - Carole Whereat.
- Grandparents Rights.