How to Reconnect from Parental Alienation or Estrangement

Real-life strategies to rebuild your relationship even if you’ve had little to no contact in years, are constantly rejected, conflict is high, and your child refuses to engage with you. Learn directly from a child who lost decades with a parent and reunited - with behind-the-scenes strategies to make progress.


Reconnecting from Alienation & Estrangement


Reconnect Academy & Course Library

Real-life strategies to make progress in rebuilding your relationship as an alienated or estranged parent. If you have little to no contact, if your child lives with an alienator or there is high-conflict rejection there are new communication tactics you can use to make progress.

  • Situation Specific Online Courses + Bonuses
  • Certificate of Completion to Bring to Court
  • Hours of Video Training
  • Scripts/Worksheets/Template Downloads
  • Lifetime 24/7 Access
  • Watch on Any Device
* Learn directly from a child of high-conflict divorce and parental alienation who survived it and reunited.


Working with You 1:1

Providing 1:1 guidance and advice on your specific situation. Get detailed support, guidance and real-life strategies to make progress and re-design the relationship with your child. Whether you've been disconnected for 10 months or 10 years, whether your child is 5 years old or 25 there are tools you can use to save the relationship.

Coaching Includes:
  • Phone Coaching
  • Communication Review/Guidance
  • Call-Recording (Optional)
  • International Call-In Numbers
  • Video Training


Rejected to Accepted & Parental Alienation Explained

Conflict resolution and communication strategies for parents who are rejected by their children after divorce, custody battles or life change. Go inside the child’s mind and learn how to reach them from the real-life experiences of a child who rejected a parent for over 2 decades until they reunited. This counter-intuitive advice provides step-by-step advice for how to make progress.

Available For:
  • Keynotes & Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Half & Full Day Workshops
  • Virtual Workshops
* Learn directly from a child of alienation who survived it.


What's Happening Behind-the-Scenes

Often children are puppets on a string of a controlling parent and goes undetected if you don't know the signs to look for. In parental alienation, a child is repeatedly told a story that one parent is good and the other is bad. Every situation then re-enforces this story. If the "bad" parent steps back to give space the child is told "they don't care and are abandoning them." If they show up and engage as a parent, the child is told they are "controlling, overstepping, and causing drama and anxiety." This creates loyalty to the alienating parent, guilt and shame within the child for wanting to have both parents in their life, and fear because the child knows that it's not acceptable to love the "bad parent" - and there are consequences if they do. This causes them to be compliant and reject the "bad parent." Within the child, this creates behavioral issues because they can't express love and desire for both parents, their school work to suffer, and creates isolation from other family and friends, increasing their dependency on the "good parent."
What Everyone Sees

To the outside world -The "bad parent" is to blame for this stress, the child insists they "Don't want to see the bad parent" (to avoid more chaos,) and the alienating parent insists that the "child's wishes be taken seriously." Just like that contact is limited, third parties have validated the "good/bad" parent roles, and the child feels they have no option to say what they really want. And, the longer this goes on, the harder it is. For parents, there are solutions available to re-build the relationship, remind the child of the love that exists, change their thought patterns, and ultimately reverse their behaviors. This is the mission.



Ryan is an international coach, speaker, and communication expert and has worked with parents and professionals in over 25 countries. Throughout his career he and his work has been featured in US News & World Report, Entrepreneur Magazine, ABC, MSNBC, FOX & More. He’s the author of Sabotaged, 3 Hidden Weapons of Parental Alienation, Founder of the Reconnect Academy, Executive Producer & Host of Ryan Thomas TV - an online TV network, and Producer of the film Rejected to Accepted.

Ryan works with a variety of high-profile individuals, celebrities and parents dealing with high-stakes custody battles, divorce aftermath, and long-term rejection. He has over 2 decades of experience in conflict-resolution, saving parent-child relationships, parental alienation and family transformation, relationship change management, leadership, and more. Throughout his career, he has worked with influential leaders and established brands including, First Lady Michelle Obama, The White House, actor Martin Sheen, Lockheed Martin, Best Buy Mobile, American Heart Association, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.