I am the mother of three daughters ranging from mid-teens to early 20s.
These teenage years have been bumpy, with those bumps actually feeling like mountains some days. Through the years, I have read many articles about how strained mother/daughter relationships can sometimes be and I vowed to make connecting with my girls a priority.
I will admit, however, I have not always done a great job because of living in the extremes of “super-strict mom” and “fun permissible best friend mom”!
In the end, I have discovered it’s about balance.
So I tried a little she said/she said with my 17-year old, daughter. Here’s how it went: