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"Should grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchildren?"

Toby and Roo considers whether grandparents should have the same access rights as parents

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"Now, initially I thought, ‘Well, no. No one gets rights to my sprogs - I pushed them out of my body, they are mine and everyone else can jump. Surely no one cuts access to the grandparentals if they separated from their partner without good reason?’ But it’s not quite as black and white as that.

If we grant grandparents access rights, where will it end? Will aunts, uncles and godparents be given the same rights? What if you have a toxic relative who you feel would undermine the parenting style that you have chosen? "

 

Last updated: 18-May-2018 at 1:28 PM