I've recently learned some easy tips to strengthen the bonds that mothers have with their daughters. I wanted to pass them on to you. And I am hoping that in writing them down, I will remember to do them as well.
1. When your daughter speaks, don't rush to judgements. Just let them speak, and only give advice if they ask for it.
2. Enlist your daughter's help in the kitchen. When working side by side, conversation will flow more freely.
Take advantage of the time you spend together in the car, shopping, or cleaning the house. Make sure to turn off any distractions in the car like the radio.
3. Even when you are tired, take the time to sit with them on their beds to talk about their day (maybe even give them a nice back and neck massage!) Teens have a lot on their plates these days.