Posted by Jemma Breban on 19th December 2011

When you marry and have children, many relationships are formed above and beyond your own.

Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are created and the ties between these people and your children can be significant.

With many couples both going out to work, grandparents are undertaking a greater role in childcare, resulting in closer bonds with their grandchildren.

The Importance of Contact

When you go through a break up, links between your children and your extended family can easily deteriorate. It is widely agreed that positive relationships with extended family members contribute to a child’s development and self worth, and both parties suffer when this bond is broken.

With this in mind we have put together some guidance you might find useful.

As with all aspects of divorce, children tend to suffer the most from the changes that take place in their lives. Making an effort to keep them in contact with their extended family can go some way to helping them regain stability for their future.

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