41 episodes

Helping parents heal from estrangement with their adult sons and daughters. Hosted by psychotherapist Tina Gilbertson.

The Reconnection Club Podcast Tina Gilbertson

    • Relationships
    • 4.7, 13 Ratings

Helping parents heal from estrangement with their adult sons and daughters. Hosted by psychotherapist Tina Gilbertson.

    39. Parent-Adult Child Estrangement and Your Self-Esteem

    39. Parent-Adult Child Estrangement and Your Self-Esteem

    In this episode, Tina describes specific problems created during estrangement by the parent’s low self-esteem, and what you can do to improve your self-concept.
    She also talks about why adult children become estranged after going into therapy. It may not be why you think it is.

    • 13 min
    38. If Your Child "Blows Hot and Cold"

    38. If Your Child "Blows Hot and Cold"

    Frustrated and resentful, many parents of semi-estranged adult children become wary of all contact with their child. They’re wary about opening their hearts and getting hurt again.
    In this episode, Tina encourages you to think about patterns and context. It’s likely that your child’s behavior, when understood in these terms, makes a lot more sense than it seems to.

    • 9 min
    37. Reconciiliation -- The 4 Stages of Competence

    37. Reconciiliation -- The 4 Stages of Competence

    Tina often says that reconciliation is a process, not an event. In this episode, she discusses specific stages of learning that parents must traverse in order to get to the ultimate prize of permanent reconciliation with their children.

    • 12 min
    36. Four Steps to a Better Mothers Day

    36. Four Steps to a Better Mothers Day

    If you're dreading Mothers Day (or your birthday, or another special day), please listen to this episode. Have something to write with, because you're going to want to take notes.

    • 11 min
    35. Why Rejected Parents Act Impulsively (And How Not To)

    35. Why Rejected Parents Act Impulsively (And How Not To)

    Have you ever sent a text or email to your estranged adult child that you later regretted?
    Most rejected parents have done something like this at one time or another. If you haven’t yet, you probably will… unless you listen to this episode.

    • 11 min
    34. Was Your Child Your Best Friend?

    34. Was Your Child Your Best Friend?

    This episode is for everyone whose now-estranged adult child used to be their best friend. What should you do if your former friend has rejected you? Step into the role of the parent, so that you become irreplaceable.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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OMGOODNESS thank you

Man I wish I would have found this a year ago! This would have saved me a lot of pain, suffering, tears, etc. thank you!

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