Single Parent Action Network
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Do we keep on supporting our children?

Annie Oliver, SPAN’s Parent Support Manager, recently spoke on Radio Bristol about how parenting continues long after children leave home. With the recession hitting hard, parents sometimes feel guilty that they’re unable to help their adult children financially. She said, “I don’t think the guilt’s helpful... sometimes just being there to talk or to have a hug; that can alleviate the stress.”

She gave examples of parents and grandparents giving their time and sharing their skills with DIY, gardening, childcare etc. “Children, whatever their age, just need to know that their parents are there for them.”

 

You can listen to the interview here: (available til 13th Aug): https://www.wetransfer.com/downloads/12e6a9fbe2aa41c70e079ecf0632696f20140806110857/aed7560284e14ddd84ad82db1fbec89c20140806110857/916469