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Mother-daughter bonding activities

Every mother has a special relationship with her daughter, but as she grows approaching her teens, it can seem difficult to find activities that both will enjoy. If you feel like your daughter does no longer spend as much time with you as she used to, then you should think about planning a mother-daughter’s bonding time schedule that both you and her will love. There are many fun activities to try, but if you lack ideas, a few tips might help you out.

A day at the spa

Who doesn’t love a day at the spa? If your daughter may not be so eager to go out at a restaurant with you, the chances are she will not refuse some relaxation time at the spa. Between mani-pedis, a relaxing massage and sauna, you two will have plenty of time to bond, share stories and make your mother-daughter relationship stronger. Getting pampered together is certainly a great idea so give it a go and enjoy some fun girl talk.

Take a cooking class

A cooking class will give you the opportunity to show off your cooking skills and perhaps teach your daughter a thing or two. Get clumsy together and share some laughs, while learning to cook new types of dishes. There are plenty of cuisine classes, so you can choose an option you both would like, either an Indian, Chinese or Italian cooking class, it’s up to you.

Go on a road-trip

Road trips are the perfect way to bond with a person. You spend a lot of time together, driving around, visiting new locations and having fun. Take your daughter on a short road trip to a place you know she wants to go, and use the time spent together to get closer to one-another.

Go shopping

Women love shopping regardless of age, so if your daughter avoids spending time with you, say you’ll take her on a shopping spree, and she will definitely not refuse. Beside actually shopping, you will have the chance to talk, eat ice cream together and perhaps even catch a movie. Even if it might not be your first choice, going on a shopping session can give you two the opportunity to get closer.

As you can see, you have numerous fun activities to choose from, so neither of you will need to make any compromises. Strengthen you mother daughter bond, and spend a day together are least once a week.

Life changes that are likely to affect your child

As stable as your life might be, you must be aware of the fact that any family undergoes changes. While for you, as an adult, these may be actually minor; your kids may not feel the same way about it. Studies have shown that even the smallest life changes, such as moving to a new place, can have a great effect on children’s evolution. As a consequence, it is your job, as a parent, to protect them and help them take all these updates easily.  Here are some relevant situations that you should manage carefully:

 

Going to kindergarten

Kindergarten, the first outing in your kid’s life, will probably be their greatest challenge so far. This is due to their young age and the fact that they are not used to human interactions. A lot of babies tend to refuse to go to kindergarten, but this is something natural and should not worry you. You must know that it is only a matter of habit, and experts advise you to remain firm and explain them why they must attend classes. However, this represents an important stage in their future development, so do not let yourself impressed by their objections. What you can do is choose a cozy place where they feel safe and secure and present this as an opportunity. Soon enough, they will discover the world that exists beyond the walls of your house and they will definitely love kindergarten!

 

Relocating

If you are thinking about buying a new property for you and your family to live, then you must check how your kids are thinking about it. It has been proven that relocating can affect children in so many ways, especially if they are still pretty young. This major change could be the first shock of their lives, so make sure you are as gentle and understanding as possible. Take time to explain them the benefits of moving out, tell them how that will help them and involve them in the entire process, from choosing the new place to decorating it. All in all, the perfect approach for this situation is treating them as adults. This will make them feel valued, appreciated and it can actually diminish the shock of this huge change in their lives.

 

Moving to college

As they grow old, children will be seeking for more and more independence. For this reason, when the time comes to move out from your home and go to college, they will probably seem extremely happy. However, this is only an appearance because deep down the thought of being all alone is frightening, to some extent. In this situation, the first thing you have to do is talk to your children. Ask them how they feel about this change, if they are prepared or if they need something from you, besides your mutual support. Chances are they will tell you they are fine, so make sure you will not invade their private space. Let them know, in a subtle manner, that they will always count on you, both morally and financially.