I’m always asked for more ways mothers can bond with their daughters. of those So here I am delivering…
It’s important for you to keep a strong connection with your daughter. Teenagehood is a complicated time with a lot of decisions to make.
You want to be their go-to person when they need support and guidance.
The world as you know it is full of predators. They pretend to want to help your teen while actually trying to put them on the wrong path.
You do not want that to happen. You want to be the person they trust and talk to as opposed to a total stranger.
They need to know they can talk to you. That they can be completely themselves and open and honest with you.
Here are activities that are going to encourage your daughter to trust you and talk to you
Paint a Picture Together
Having a project together is going to help you bond over a common goal and creative collaboration. It’s also the perfect activity to go crazy together and learn new ways you can improve your communication.
You’re starting the project from A to Z. You have this blank canvas, paint and some brushes. The important part here is to actually agree on where you want to arrive together. 🎨 🖌
This encourages you to really learn to communicate what the aim is. You can also just go completely overboard and splash some colour around. Nobody cares. That’s also a great way to have fun together.
The important part is that in the end, you’re going to enjoy the result. Not only the bonding experience but the picture itself. Put it somewhere in the house. This way, when your daughter passes by, she will be reminded that she had fun with you. 🌞
Ask Each Other Questions
For this to work, you have to be open to sharing with your daughter and be vulnerable. This way she will see you more like a human and someone she can relate to.
👉🏼 Because oftentimes, teenagers have this idea that parents are perfect and don’t make mistakes. So they are not allowed to make mistakes in front of their parents. Which is wrong.
So having this interview together is going to help your daughter see you more as a full person, as opposed to just a mom. This help creates the strong bond you want.
💬 Here are some examples of questions, but you can create your own:
- Who is your hero?
- What is your most prized possession?
- What is your favourite meal?
- Who’s your best friend?
- What do you most like to do with me?
- What were your greatest achievements and disappointments in the last year?
Go on a Walk Together
⛔ First off, they need to be disconnected a bit from their phone and reconnected with the real world. Have a walk preferably a walk in nature or a nice park. Being completely immersed in the experience is going to be a fantastic opportunity for you guys to connect and talk.
❗ You can share this moment together to bond. This is not time for interrogation. This is time for blissful enjoyment of whatever is going on around you.
✅ To create a lasting bond with your daughter you need:
- To listen without judging or commenting
- To let them make mistakes sometimes
- Not to push them to do things they don’t want to do
- To make time with you fun time they look forwards to
- Let them finish before you talk
I hope you enjoyed this article and that you found my suggestions interesting. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you tried any of them and tell me how it went.
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