• Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Tween Girls and Their Mothers
    Tween Girls and Their Mothers Mothers serve as powerful role models for their daughters. Even if girls become hostile and rebel, they are likely to form adult love relationships that are similar to the ones their mothers had and to struggle wi...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Why Nothing Moms Do Is Right
    Why Nothing Moms Do Is Right Sometimes it seems as if nothing you do is right, from your daughter's point of view. In this case, just be confident that those days will pass too. What can help is having a good relationship with yourself, so you d...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Battles Are Part of Raising Teenage Daughters
    Battles Are Part of Raising Teenage Daughters You aren't imagining it. Battle days are increased during adolescence. And most experts will tell you that Mom is the favorite target of her daughter's anger and frustration. Why? You will forgive a...
  • Kids
    Conflict Resolution
    Raising Daughters: Talking It Over and Apologizing
    Raising Daughters: Talking It Over and Apologizing Essential Always practice what you teach. When you make a mistake-such as forgetting an appointment, burning dinner, or denting your car-explain why you did what you did to your spouse and your ...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Creating Mother-Daughter Memories and Moments to Last a Lifetime
    Creating Mother-Daughter Memories and Moments to Last a Lifetime For moms and daughters seeking a beginning, what you are looking for is an atmosphere that… Encourages you to talk. Allows you to be silent. Fosters discoveries. Reinforces the m...
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    Stepfamily Struggles
    A Lesson for Step-Moms
    A Lesson for Step-Moms The stepmother-stepdaughter combination is the most difficult one that results from two families joining households. So can you imagine being the mother and stepmom of a total of five young women ranging in age from 14 to...
  • Teens
    Homosexual Teens
    Lesbian Daughters, Straight Moms
    Lesbian Daughters, Straight Moms Most of the available information confirms that for a woman who is a lesbian, the most difficult personal task she faces is admitting that she is gay to herself and then her family—particularly her mother. The ...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Mothers and Daughters: Do You Pass the Friendship Test?
    Mothers and Daughters: Do You Pass the Friendship Test? How good of friends are you with your mother or your daughter? This little test will give you the answer and let you know in what areas you are deficient. Simply put a checkmark in the app...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Mothers and Adult Daughters: Is It Possible to Have a Friendship?
    Mothers and Adult Daughters: Is It Possible to Have a Friendship? Don't worry if you and your daughter aren't friends now. Therapist Dr. Susan Gordon works mostly with women trying to negotiate relationships with important people in their lives...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Can Mothers and Daughters Be True Friends, or Just Peers?
    Can Mothers and Daughters Be True Friends, or Just Peers? Some mothers and daughters have a perfectly fine peer relationship, but they never quite advance to the level of real friends that is differentiated by a genuine affinity for one another...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Mothers Raising Daughters: 30 Critical Tips
    Mothers Raising Daughters: 30 Critical Tips Woman to Woman Competition has the potential to be a very constructive experience. Among high-achieving women, one third of those studied mentioned that they could recall positive experiences centered ...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Determining the Best Way to Approach Your Daughter
    Determining the Best Way to Approach Your Daughter Moms need to be up front and approach their daughters if they are concerned about a new newfound friendship group or boyfriend. The trick is in how you say it. One slip of the tongue and these...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    When Your Daughter Hangs Out with the Wrong Crowd
    When Your Daughter Hangs Out with the Wrong Crowd Explosives Dr. Johns has a warning: Mothers have to be careful not to overdo their involvement if the situation isn't serious. Smothering a daughter prevents her from finding and feeling capable...
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    Stepfamily Struggles
    Why Won't My Stepdaughter Let Me Be Her Mother?
    Why Won't My Stepdaughter Let Me Be Her Mother? Building Blocks Behavior that is uncooperative, defiant, and hostile toward parents or other authority figures to the extent that it interferes with daily functioning is called an oppositional defi...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    How Good Is Your Mother-Daughter Relationship?
    To test whether your mother-daughter relationship is strong, take this quiz. ...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Learning the Prerequisites for a Mature Mother-Daughter Relationship
    Learning the Prerequisites for a Mature Mother-Daughter Relationship Daughters, this one is for you. Here are your assignments for reaching a mature, intergenerational relationship. Assignment #1 Break the approval cycle. Make sure that your mat...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Studying the Anatomy of a Mother-Daughter Argument
    Studying the Anatomy of a Mother-Daughter Argument Building Blocks A reactive problem is one that arises as a result of another individual's actions or behavior to the initial or first problem that arose. You may have just stormed out of your da...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Mothers and Daughters: Giving and Getting Advice
    Mothers and Daughters: Giving and Getting Advice A number of studies indicate that throughout their lives daughters seek a mother's advice; however, giving that advice is tricky! Frequently, it sounds like these women are calling to solicit a mo...