Conversations with our daughter are more important than ever. There are so many outside influences, from social media (TikTok, Instagram, YouTube), to the music she listens to. It’s important that we are building a relationship that makes it possible that she feels she can come to you, dad, whenever something arises, at school, with friends, or when she’s feeling unsafe. In order for that to happen, it’s important that a relationship is built, and that happens over time and through connection. One way to build that connection is through conversation. We’ve listed some questions to get the conversation flowing.
What is your biggest fear?
If I could make one dream come true for you, what would you want it to be?
What makes you a good friend?
What are you grateful for?
How can I support you with this class you’re struggling with?
Can you think of something we could do as a family; or even just the two of us, that would make you happy or feel special?
What would you say is good or not so good about this relationship and how can I fix it?
What was the best part of your day?
What is one way you helped another person today?
If you could trade places with us (mom and dad), what would you do differently?
Your daughter loves you. You’re the hero who can do her no wrong or harm. Keep the conversations going and watch your relationship evolve.