Parents often become embroiled in there own disputes during a separation or divorce. Grandparents and their relationships with their grandchildren are often casualties. Grandparents have an important role to play and can often provide their grandchildren with invaluable support during the breakdown of their parents relationship. Resolution have prepared a guide for grandparents, but it is also worth reading as a parent if you are going through separation.
Supporting the family through a divorce or separation When your child is going through a divorce or separation, it can be hard to know how to stay involved, while giving the separating couple space to resolve their issues. “Listen and be guided by your child regarding any contact with your grandchildren in the immediate aftermath of the separation. Try not to undermine the efforts of either parent to resolve the situation.” Supporting your son or daughter and keeping in touch with your grandchildren will be important to you and to them. You have a special relationship with your grandchildren that is special to them too. Be clear that you want to support your grandchildren and continue to see them.