Did you know that yesterday was Grandparents Day? If you did not – do not worry, it’s never too late to show your appreciation of someone. Grandparents take an increasing role in helping with grandchildren, often sacrificing doings things they love in order to help out. There is also great joy to be had from looking after grandchildren and making wonderful relationships with a new generation. However, help need never be taken for granted, so how about saying a big Thank you to Grandparents today? Tell them how much they mean to you.
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We are advising people to come to Relate now if they feel their relationship is coming under strain BEFORE children break up for the Summer Holidays so everyone can enjoy the holidays together. Says Development Officer Veronica “The summer holidays are not far away – this can often be a tense time for families. Expectations are often unrealistic about how easy and happy the holidays will be. Couples who are both working find they have to juggle their holiday allowance to cope with child care. Family members such as Grandparents, who often help out, might themselves be going away during the summer. This means that couples often get to see less of one another during the holiday period. Families on low incomes find keeping children entertained and fed throughout the summer holidays can put further strain on the family budget. If all their friends are away on holiday there is more pressure to keep them entertained and busy.” To find out more information or, to book an appointment, please phone Relate on 03007729681