Building a relationship with you daughter can be tough, especially if you both have very strong personalities. However, while some mums have an enviable close bond with their daughter others often find they clash with their little one more than they would like to.
You're the best of friends
Are you and your daughter the best of friends? Do you catch up on their day every day, get on well with their friends, find yourselves laughing at jokes that no one else will understand or have a bond that others would be jealous of?
Communication is key to a healthy mother-daughter relationship and it is clear that both of you are able to communicate. You will always be the first person your child goes to when they need help or someone to talk to.
However, sometimes your little one needs a mum rather than a BFF. While you don’t have to stop the day trips or daily chats, make sure you have some boundaries so you can become mum when your daughter needs you most.
Just like sisters
While you may not be as close as the BFFs, you still have a relationship with your daughter that many mums strive for. You probably have a lot in common and enjoy shopping trips and days out for just you two.
While it is clear you both like spending time with each other, your sisterly relationship does have a limit and you often find yourselves having shouting matches when things don’t go your way, just like sisters.
To keep your bond strong, make sure you are both aware that you have different opinions and don’t let squabbles fester.
You are always fighting
You are prone to clashing over certain things which neither of you will let go. Whether it is over a television show, what to have for dinner or what to wear for a certain occasion you often end up quarrelling.
This is often due to the fact that you are both opinionated and strong willed and neither of you are willing to back down.
You probably feel like you are always fighting and your daughter probably thinks you are out to ruin her life and becomes defensive.
Make sure your daughter knows who is boss but allow her, in a calm voice, to express her own opinions. Make sure she feels like her opinion is valued and if it is not important just let it go.