Like mother, like daughter – how often has this phrase been repeated in families! The mother daughter relationship is a special one. One moment they may be fighting like bitter rivals and the next moment they’re hugging and crying. No matter what the differences between them, their love is unique and eternal.
The dynamic between a mother and daughter may change over the years. When the latter is a teen she may be the rebellious offspring who the mother is unable to understand.
The generation gap between mother and daughter is undeniable. Bonding does not involve forgetting this difference in age. It reinforces the love that exists in spite of it.
Dedicate a day
We have Mother’s day, but there’s no Daughter’s day. So create your own occasion for celebration with a ‘mother-daughter day’. Every few months, set aside this day to spend time with each other. Nothing else should take precedence over this: be it boyfriends, club meetings or household chores.
Celebrate your personalities
Not all mothers and daughters may have as much likeness as Lorelei and Rory Gilmore of ‘Gilmore Girls.’ But even if you have one thing in common, make it a point to indulge in that similar interest. It could be anything from shopping to swimming or watching movies.
Mother-daughter day of fun
Women have a lot of responsibilities – home, studies, relationships, work etc. Sometimes in the frustration of daily life, a mother and daughter’s relationship could be spoiled with bickering.
On such occasions, a day’s break to cool off — spur-of-the-moment trips or planned outings — could help improve the situation. Let off steam by shopping at your favorite mall and eating junk food rather than taking the anger out on each other.
Ensure that you follow family traditions and uphold them together. Let it be a connecting bond between the two of you. Decorating the family Christmas tree, making sweets together or preparing a special holiday meal – keep up these traditions no matter how far away you are from each other.
Be the ideal of the perfect mother and daughter for all to behold.