For many women, having a baby girl is a dream come true.
Yet as girls grow up, innocence and joy change to a season to survive.
Kari Kampakis suggests it’s time to change the conversations and mind-sets that lead moms to parent teen girls with a spirit of defeat, not strength.
By improving the foundation, habits, and dynamics of the relationship, mothers can connect with their teen daughters and earn a voice in their lives so they can offer guidance, love, wisdom, and emotional support.
As a mom of four daughters (three of whom are teenagers), Kari has learned the hard way that as girls grow up, mothers must grow up too. In Love Her Well, Kari shares ten ways that moms can better connect with their daughters in a challenging season, including:
- Choosing their words and timing carefully,
- Listening and empathizing with their teenager’s world,
- Seeing the good and loving their daughter for who she is,
- Taking care of themselves and having a support system, and more.
In this episode of Raising Brave Beauties, we talk about:
🕰 Choosing your timing and words carefully when speaking to your daughter
👍🏼 Being an empathetic parent and validating their experiences
👂 Giving your child the option to ask for help vs just a listening ear
🌈 The effects of reading and expressing emotions in a healthy way
And be sure to check out Kari’s new book Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter.