Now that my daughters are young women, why does it seem so emotionally overwhelming in my head/heart to continually communicate with either of them (at different times/situations) while it seems as if there is a competition between the daughter and me? How do you truly continue to raise her self esteem/empowerment by example, show them that they are truly the individual women that they choose to be? They are individuals, not just like mom or just like dad. They are young women with the right to make their own decisions and deserve to make their lives their very own. They are not in competition with me and I have wanted them to always understand that mothers/daughters should live and learn and grow. Competition? Maybe a girl's high school peers or extra curricular team-mates, work related employees vying for a similar position. Daughters are in a generation of their own with peers of their own. The only competition we all have, in my opinion, is with ourselves. Since actions speak louder than words, what would a mother do to show her daughters that competitive mentality should not breed in the already hormonal and fragile-like relationship? My daughters are 23 and 24....Answer Question
Answer by ShainaMay at 3:07 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by rosiemendo at 8:05 AM on May. 12, 2011
There is a trick to that and that is to climb those walls they put up on a regular basis and do not stop doing it ever, if you call and the conversation ends up being one sided you hang up and try and try again, if the conversation gets nowhere or gets abusive, you stop momentarily and go at it again at a later time, the trick is never to give up. A lot of time this persistent attitude will wear them down and show them you are not about to give up.
Answer by older at 8:58 AM on May. 12, 2011
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