If you’re not exactly the let’s-bake-and-do-some-crafts-together kind of mom, it might seem a little tricky to really connect with your daughter. But regardless of your deficiencies as a Betty Crocker mom, there are a bunch of great ways to build a deeper, more meaningful bond with your daughter. Here are a few tried and true tips!
Easy ways to connect with your daughter
Go for a pamper session with her
Regardless of whether you’re visiting a day spa or just getting your nails done, getting pampered together is a great way to connect with your daughter. Little girls love the finer things in life and this special time shared with you will be something your daughter cherishes.
Do some puzzles
Girls love showing off their witty brains, and they also love impressing their parents. Sit down and do a puzzle with her or play a board game. This will have the two of you working together to solve problems, which is a great way to bond.
Take a class together
Most girls love art, so why not consider attending an art class with your little girl? Even something like pottery might prove to be a great bonding session while you’re creating some works of art together.
Have a date
Dates aren’t just for dads. Have your daughter dress up and then take her out to her favourite restaurant and then to a movie of her choice. Now is the time to show her what it means to be spoiled, which will leave her feeling special and loved.
Keep a journal
If your daughter is old enough to start mastering the art of writing, it might be wise to start a mother/daughter journal where you can leave love notes for each other and keep each other’s secrets. It’s sure to be a treasure that you’ll both look back on for years to come.
Take a walk
Walks around the neighbourhood can be a great little tradition to start with your daughter. During this time, she’ll be able to talk with you about her hurts and fears, angst and confusion about life as a kid growing up in a modern world.
Even if you weren’t born with the crafts and cookies genes, you can still connect with your daughter on a deeper level. All it takes is a little planning and creativity. Starting this bonding exercise early will set you both up for a solid foundation of connection and friendship that will, hopefully, last the rest of your lives.