Mother's advice to Daughters on parenting

As my daughter got married and is now in her third trimester, i wanted to share few parenting tips which only a Mother can teach her child. Since she is also having a daughter, i decided to pen these thoughts from my experience. Read on...

Define your life goals apart from your daughter.

Avoid blaming your daughter for your own emotions and problems

Perceive your daughter as unique human beings ... not as reflections of you

Sharing the joys and burdens and joys of their different experiences of womanhood can help bring mothers and daughters closer and deepen their respect for each other.

Tell your daughter that you want to have a good relationship with her. Tell that you are willing to work at making it better. Ask her if she is willing too. Ask her what is one thing she might suggest to make your relationship better.

Fix the mistakes. When she makes a mistake, which we all do, tell her, "You've made a mistake. You can fix. I will help you. I forgive you." When you make a mistake, which you will, tell her, "I made a mistake, I'm sorry, will you forgive me?

Send positive messages to your daughter daily, such as: "I love you! There is nothing that will make me stop loving you," and "You are remarkable! You can accomplish anything," and "I believe in you."

Mothers – look at your daughter as a woman who has goals, intentions and expectation.

Talk to your daughter every day. Open dialogue with you daughter on sex, life, dating, romance and marriage is very important. 

They days can be full of plenty to do and they may be chaotic, but no matter how busy you are, make time to listen to your daughters thoughts and her feelings. Having an open door of communication is one of the keys to maintaining a great mother-daughter relationship.

Show and express your love as often as you can.

Your daughter needs to be held, hugged, kissed and told how much you love her. This will help her develop good feelings about you and herself. Self-esteem is built through the affection that comes from home, especially parents. Showing affection is crucial to her development. Never assume your daughter knows that you love her, always show her and tell her. You can never overstate how much you love your child.

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