Mothers and daughters – the relationship that can be wonderful or strained. When nurtured, the mother daughter relationship is one of the sweetest to be found. I’m blessed to have an open and loving relationship with my daughter. There are many ways to build a healthy mother daughter relationship.
We’ve all heard how mothers and daughters should keep open communication in order to have a lasting time of love and respect. This kind of communication must start at the beginning. You can continue to be the authority while being available for your daughter. It’s important that she knows that she can talk about anything with her mother.
Having special time with your daughter gives you both time to be focused on an activity while having natural conversations. Bonding between a mother and daughter can be natural when you spend plenty of time together. Here are some fun and frugal ways to spend time bonding:
- Play board games
- Take walks together
- Exercise together
- Play video games
- Do crafts together
- Cook or sew together
- Shop or window-shop together
I’m sure you can think of a long list! I recently learned of another way to bond with your daughter and keep communication lines open. Starting a Mother Daughter Journal is a unique way to send messages between the two. A Mother Daughter Journal can be used in many different ways. You’ll use it in a way that works in your family.
A Mother Daughter Journal can be anything: a simple spiral notebook, a purchased “Journal”, or your own design. I’ve created a Printable Journal that you can Download to use, if you like.
One way to use the Journal is to write a message and then tuck it under your daughter’s pillow. She can read your message and then write her own to you. There wouldn’t need to be any timeline to this. It should just happen naturally.
Some ideas for writing in the journal:
- Write a short loving note of encouragement
- Brag on her
- Write a quote that’s inspirational
- Write a Bible verse
- Draw a picture
- Write a poem
You can do whatever you want, but don’t use it as a way to scold her. Let the Mother Daughter Journal be used for positive, loving encouragement. Instruction and discipline should happen in another way.
I hope that you’ll be inspired to bond with your daughter in many ways. You’ll be so thankful as she grows up and stays close to you. Sharing life with her is one of the best things that will happen to you.
@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman