How do I talk to my dd about taking on more responsibility without her feeling like I am never satisfied with what she does do? I think she should talk to the people at work about more hours so she can save more before she leaves for college, but she thinks everything is just fine. And then whatever I say comes across as if she isn't "good enough". Which is the furthest thing from the truth.
Why are the right words so hard to find?
Answer by tspillane at 8:34 PM on May. 26, 2011
Tough time this is. They are stepping into the role of an adult and it can be frightening. I am sure deep down she knows you are not being critical of her, she is just a bit nervous of all the changes happening in her life. Hang in there and try to keep talking to her. Maybe give her a few days off talking about things like this and just give her kudos for the things she does. Then maybe you could sit and discuss the fall with her and the things she may be needing. Good luck, these really are tough times for them and for us as parents!
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