Do you wish you could be closer to your adult child?

Parents need love, too. Reconnect with your son or daughter before it’s too late.

Too many parents find themselves cut off by one or more of their adult children.

How do estranged parents FEEL?

  • Rejected, hurt, lonely, angry, and/or sad
  • They question their parenting skills
  • They wonder about 3rd party influence
  • They're embarrassed to tell anyone
  • They worry about their child's mental health
  • They don't know what to do

That's what inspired us to build this place.

Introducing The Reconnection Club

The Club is THE essential resource for cut-off parents who need information, advice and support for estrangement from one or more adult children.

Forget about “Us vs. Them.” There’s none of that here. It’s all about compassion… for you AND your child.

Guided by a caring, knowledgeable therapist.

You need in-depth, practical, up-to-date information & tools for improving your relationship with your child (and yourself). We’ve got it.

PLUS the social support, friendship and encouragement from other parents just like you.

Let us help you:

Build a secure and lasting relationship with your child, along with any grandchildren.

Eliminate the guesswork around questions like, "Is it too soon try reaching out again?"

Tap into the knowledge of parents who've been there, tried that, and have wisdom to share.

Attract your child like a magnet instead of waiting and hoping they'll spontaneously change.

Understand what went wrong in the first place, so you never have to go through this again.

Love yourself more, while also loving your child, your family and your life again.

Meet the Club director

Hi, I’m Tina Gilbertson, psychotherapist and founder (along with my husband, Mike) of the Reconnection Club.

I’ve spent years helping parents reconnect with their estranged adult children. Through my psychological training and experience as a family estrangement specialist, I’ve learned a lot about why adult children estrange themselves, and what parents can do about it.

I hear regularly from parents who have successfully used my approach to regain their precious connection with a previously estranged adult child.

The Reconnection Club is the end result of all of my best ideas, plus the online home of a strong community of parents who understand and support each other.

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30-Day Money Back Guarantee

When you join the Reconnection Club, you’re fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don’t feel more empowered, more skilled and supported on your path to reconciliation within the next 30 days, just let us know and we’ll promptly give you a refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.

We’re confident in the value of the Reconnection Club, and in your power as a parent to make changes in your relationship with your child. If you don’t feel great about your Reconnection Club membership in the first 30 days, just say the word and we’ll give you your money back.

Monthly Membership

$ 14
First month FREE for a limited time
  • Monthly group Q&A call
  • Courses & workshops
  • Interviews with experts
  • Friendly private community
  • Library of helpful articles

Guide + 3 Months

PDF included: Guide for Parents of Estranged Adult Children
$ 49
For 3 months
  • 100-Page "Guide for Parents of Estranged Adult Children"
  • Monthly group Q&A call
  • Courses & workshops
  • Interviews with experts
  • Friendly private community
  • Library of helpful articles

Annual Membership

$12.42/month, billed annually
$ 149 Yearly
  • Two months FREE
  • Monthly group Q&A call
  • Courses & workshops
  • Interviews with experts
  • Friendly private community
  • Library of helpful articles

Not sure if the Reconnection Club is right for you?

The Reconnection Club is not for everyone, and we’d rather have you decide if we’re a match before you join. So here’s a list of who the Club is (and is not) for…

Who the Club is for

  • Newly estranged parents of adult children (18 and up)
  • Parents living with ongoing estrangement
  • Those who are reconciled but still walking on eggshells
  • Estranged parents interested in lifelong learning and personal growth
  • Those who understand that a "quick fix" is no fix at all

Who the Club is NOT for

  • People estranged from someone other than their child
  • Clinically depressed, hopeless or suicidal parents (Please call 1-800-273-8255)
  • Parents separated from a minor child in someone else's custody
  • Those estranged primarily because of addiction in the parent or the child

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? We’ve got answers…

We ask for your real name, address and credit card at signup, but none of that information is visible to other members.

When you first sign up, you’ll create a unique username (nickname), and that’s how other members will identify you.

We’re pretty confident that you’ll love being a member of our friendly community. But if for any reason you’re not 100% satisfied, we have a 30-day, no questions asked, full refund policy.

We can give you all the tools and information you need to work toward reconciliation with your child. But we can’t take the steps for you. Therefore, we’re not able to guarantee reconciliation.

What we can say is that we regularly see parents succeed in re-establishing contact using the resources we provide.

Not hard at all. Cancel any time by clicking the “Cancel” button in your account.  It’s that simple.

Our community is behind a paywall. Only those who sign up for a membership can view and post on the discussion pages.

We’re here to help you figure things out! 

We have a detailed overview course, “Getting Started With Your Membership,” that explains all the ins and outs of navigating the site.

We also make it easy to contact us with technical questions by using the community forum, the Tech Support page, or good old email.

Socializing is optional in the Club, but we encourage you to participate in the community to the extent that you’re comfortable. The support of a community is a big benefit for estranged parents, who often feel alone.

You can choose whether to share information about yourself, such as your geographical location, hobbies, etc. so that other members can get to know you.

You can send and receive friendship requests to follow other members’ posts in the forums and view each other’s activity feeds.

You can also start or join a group that describes specific criteria, e.g. “Colorado Dads,” to build a mini-community within our community.

You may decide to speak during live group events online, or just show up and listen.

Your level of social interaction is entirely up to you.

For spouses who wish to join together, we can set you up with two separate but linked accounts at a discounted price. Payment will be through the main account, and the other will be a subaccount.

With linked accounts, you’ll each have your own username and profile. You can participate in discussions independently, keep track of your course progress, and save your own bookmarks.

However, any changes made to the main account will also apply to the subaccount, including plan changes and membership cancellation.

Please contact us for pricing and help with setting up a linked account.

If there’s anything you’re still not certain about…

Anything we can help clear up…

Please contact us at

Before you go...

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