#017 How to Like Your Daughter Again
How to Like Your Daughter Again comes from the sixth chapter in Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter.
“Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with your teen?” “And what does that even look like?”
This is the million dollar question. You don’t want to be your teen’s best friend but you don’t want to be her enemy either.
When you are in a daily battle with your daughter, it’s easy to not like her very much. This is why so many moms believe they have to wait until she is older and out of the house to “like” her.
It doesn’t have to be that way!
It is possible and crucial to have a healthy relationship with your teen. Even though your teen is depending on her friends more and developing her autonomy, a secure attachment with your teen matters significantly and can be her lifeline.
There are three elements that make a secure connection with your teen that I dive into in my book.
- Being there for your teen.
- Being tuned in.
- Being responsive.
In this episode we’ll focus on the first element. You’ll
learn how to be there for your teen, and how to get your teen to open up to you. (You’ll also find out why your teenage daughter is like a cat:)