5 ways to connect with your daughter
Connecting with your daughter can be difficult, especially if she’s already hit the teenage years. I have 2 girls and am full blown in the tween years. Even though at times it feels like you don’t have many things in common with your daughter, it is still extremely important to develop a strong relationship with her. Here are 5 ways you can connect with your daughter, so you can develop a lasting relationship with her.
Reading together is a great way to develop a relationship with your little girl. Whether she is starting kindergarten or middle school, reading can be a great bonding activity. You can choose a book to read out loud together, this is great if your child is just learning to read, or you can turn it into a book club style activity and discuss what you’ve read together.
There are so many ways you can volunteer both your time and resources these days, which makes this a perfect way to connect with your daughter. If you’re having trouble getting her on-board, consider letting her choose the activity. If you have an older daughter who likes sports, consider assisting her in teaching younger kids to play a sport. If she loves animals, volunteer at an animal shelter or local Humane Society together. This will be a great way to make memories together, and spend time with one another.
Paint her room together
Whether she’s outgrown her childhood room, or looking to change the color, this can be a great way to spend time with your older daughter. This will give her a chance to learn a useful household skill, as well as give you the chance to talk about her life together.
Play a game together
Whether it’s a board game, video game, or a game you make up together, playing games together is a great bonding activity. The best part is that this is something you can do with your daughter no matter what age she is! This one is Potion Explosion! (affiliate link)
Spend the day together
The best way you can connect to your daughter is by spending uninterrupted quality time together. Go shopping, have lunch together, go for a long walk, or maybe all three. Regardless of how you spend your day, do something fun that you’ll both enjoy!
Spending time with your daughter can feel like pulling teeth sometimes. As they get older, it gets even harder to spend time together. Make the most of the time you do have together, and make sure to take their interests into account.