Don’t forget to ask permission before hugging your grandchild

Here we go again.

A so called parenting expert this week has said that grandparents should ask permission before hugging their grandchildren, so much is wrong with this.

It fills me with dread that this person calls herself a parenting expert for a start, I wonder what actually does a parenting expert mean, what makes someone a parenting expert?

We know we have a generation of young people growing up suffering with their mental health, some openly say that nobody in their lives says, “I love you,’ they feel unloved, with this sort of thinking it is hardly surprising.

The relationship between grandparent and grandchild is unique, it is magical and for many young people grandparents provide a safe haven. People they can go to and talk about absolutely anything, in the knowledge that they wont be judged in any way.

Why do these people try to ruin everything that is good and natural.

Are we also getting to a stage when parents also need to ask for permission to kiss their children good-night?

The damage that these so called experts cause is frightening.

There is nothing, absolutely nothing at all that comes anywhere close to those special moments shared between a grandparent and grandchild.

Every single child, whatever their age, needs and wants to be loved, it is the most basic of human instinct.

To not be loved or showed love can and will destroy children, it is similar to the women who say that all men are dangerous, it is the women themselves who have a problem.

Those of us who had wonderful relationships with our grandparents, remember how it felt to have those arms around us, and it lives with us for the rest of our lives, helping us through the difficult times in our lives.

It seems all too often some women have to ruin this special relationship.

Families should be putting the children first, their needs and desires first.

Time to tell these ‘experts’ enough is enough.





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Jane setup Bristol Grandparent Support Group in 2007 after a string of incidents led to the loss of contact with her Grand Daughter.

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