So whether you already have a good relationship but just want a few more tips, or you feel like the door between you and your daughter is firmly nailed shut (I promise, it's not ...
it's never too late to regain your daughter's trust!
), let's help you figure out how to make that communication flow happen.
Together, the girls and I are opening up the treasure trove of teenage girl experience and giving you a peek inside, revealing what has worked best to make them feel safe enough to open up to their mothers.They'll also talk about what your daughter will actually be more receptive to, when it comes to the great guidance you have to offer her.More than anything, girls say they want to know that you care. How do I discuss the recent mood change in my once-lively girl?How can I ask my daughter how she is handling pressures in school?
How do I show interest in my daughter's problems without being perceived as intrusive?
How can I really get my daughter to open up about her relationship with her boyfriend? These are just some of the questions so many of you have wondered or worried about.
After receiving thousands like these, I thought I would start this journey we are on together in this column with the real question underneath: "How do I get my daughter to talk to me about what's going on in her life?
"So many moms have told me it would bring them peace if they could have a closer relationship with their daughters, with lots of open communication and sharing.
Well, I've been hearing you on that and guess what -- your daughters are telling me they want that, too.
But as we remember from being teen daughters ourselves, it isn't always easy, right?