One of the things Kristine and I recommend in our workshops is to write a letter to your daughter.
Writing a letter to your daughter establishes a connection that doesn’t demand that you be in the same room. As our daughters were growing up, sometimes they needed physical distance so they could say, “I’m making my own decisions, I can do this on my own.”
A letter connects with them in a way that’s not threatening and doesn’t demand an immediate response. They can read it and digest it as they’re able. It’s a wonderful way for moms at this stage to communicate with their girls.
My most precious daughter,
If there is any lesson I would want to leave with you, it is to love yourself. Find peace with who you are and don’t look outside yourself for acceptance and love. Find it deep within yourself and treasure it always. When you love yourself like that, you will know the kind of love I will always have for you.
What would you write in a letter to your daughter?
[This post was sponsored by the publishers of Letters to Our Daughters. ~ Eds.]