Motherhood can often be a challenging part of your life, and when you have a daughter in middle school, it can seem particularly trying. Many middle school girls begin to rebel against their parents, especially their moms, and really start to develop their individuality while also relying heavily on their peers. Because their mom's opinions begin to take a backseat, the bond can start to feel estranged and distant. If you are trying to rebuild those mother-daughter bonds with your middle school daughter this summer, get to know some of the activities that you two can do together to get the process started.
Go Get Your Hair Done Together
When a girl reaches middle-school age, they may start to want to experiment with new and wild (to you) hairstyles. Trendiness is important to many middle schoolers in general and hair is a big part of that equation. If you have resisted your daughter's efforts to do something extreme with her hair during the school year, the summer might be the right time to compromise.
Schedule appointments for you and your daughter to go get your hair done together during the summer. It will give the two of you time to talk and bond without too much pressure as you will both be focused on your salon services.
And if you allow your daughter to experiment with a wild new haircut or style when you go, this will be an opportunity to further build your relationship and give the two of you something to talk about together. The three months of summer vacation will allow the wild hairstyle and/or color to fade or grow out as well before school starts, so you do not need to worry about school pictures or problems in school because of the changes to their hair (if that was your original concern).
Get A Mani/Pedi Together
Another way that you can spend time with your middle school daughter while still doing something fun that she will likely enjoy is getting a manicure and pedicure together. This is low-pressure for both of you and will be relaxing at the same time.
If you are really struggling to connect with your daughter or start a conversation, ask her to help select the colors you will be using for your manicure and pedicure. You can also ask her opinion on a design on your nails. This will show your daughter than you value her opinion and input and that you are interested in what she has to say. This can open the two of you up for further conversations about other subjects and help you two to rebuild the relationship you once had.
Now that you know a few of the activities you can do with your middle school daughter this year to help improve your relationship, you can schedule your appointments and get started as soon as possible. Click here for more information about salon services.Share