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How to Reconnect with Your Adult Child

This New Year, resolve to repair your broken relationships.
Last Updated
March 22, 2023
posted on
January 1, 2022
4 min
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You might have health and fitness goals for 2022. Or hobbies you want to perfect or a project you want to finish, but what about your relationship goals? I’m not talking about improving your marriage or dating life. I’m talking about those difficult or strained relationships. The ones that are fractured and yet to be repaired.

One of the most painful relationship breaks is the one between a parent and her adult child. It’s one of the most painful and one of the most common.

This relationship fracture isn’t one we talk about often and it’s not one I talk and write about as often as I talk about parenting a toddler or teen, but when your relationship with your adult child is strained or, worse, nonexistent, it affects everything. Until that relationship is repaired, something will always feel off, broken, or missing in your life.

This is why for the New Year, I’ve created a course all about the parent-adult child relationship: “Reconnecting with Your Adult Child.” This course is available exclusively in my online parenting community, Parenting Great Kids, and includes an eBook and videos coaching you through how to reconnect with your adult child.

In this course, I walk you through the process of repairing your relationship step by step, addressing your most common questions:

·      How and when should I reach out to my child?

·      What should I say when I do?

·      How to respond to my child?

·      Or, what do I do if my child doesn’t respond when I reach out?

With simple tips, I will show how to work through, repair, and restore what was lost in your relationship.

I know so many parents who silently suffer from a broken relationship with their adult child. They don’t share how hard it is to not speak to their child, to not get to see their grandchildren, to not know how their child is doing. 

If this is you, know you are not alone. I only create resources for real needs I see in my community and trust me, this is a common one.

If you’re not already a member of the PGK community, I highly encourage you to join today so you can have access to this resource as well as all of my other courses that address parenting at every age and stage from toddler to teenagers to young adults, and every topic from discipline to temper tantrums to teaching gratitude and humility.

A broken relationship with your adult child can feel irreparable. You’ve suffered many years, if not decades, of hurt and silence, but no relationship is beyond repair and every parent-child relationship is worth salvaging no matter how old your child is. Click here to join the PGK community today, so you can learn how to finally reconnect with your adult child.

Dr. Meg Meeker

Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello on instagram: @MegMeekerMD or by email:

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