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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: How do you help your daughter reach her full potential?

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As part of the CafeMom Influencer Program for Dove, we asked moms of girls 8-18 to spend some quality time together doing fun mom-daughter activities.*

Check out some of the great footage of our influencer moms and their daughters.

Then, read what our moms are saying about their experiences and tell us what you're doing to help your daughter reach her full potential.

*For a full list of the activities and to learn more about sparking positive discussion, click here.


CafeMom gives moms an opportunity to try our advertisers' products. In return, we ask our moms to share their true experiences and honest opinions. To learn how you can be an influencer, click here.

by on May. 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Replies (51-60):
goddess99
by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Great stories. I love spending time with my 9 yr old dd.

Charizma77
by Carissa on Jun. 6, 2012 at 9:49 PM
Quoting 2and2onway:

My daughter, Briana, is almost 11. She is the most amazing young lady. She is my heart and soul. We do so much together, but her favorite thing to do is go grocery shopping, just the two of us. I make it very special since we only grocery shop once a month. I take her out to breakfast at the local pancake house and then we ride to the city to shop. It takes about 2 hrs. During that time we talk, joke and have a great time. It may not seem like much, but for my dd it is special.



That sounds like my kind of day. I can't wait for my daughter to want to shop with me!
dixiegurl223626
by Member on Jun. 6, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Great stories! I have a son, but I love to see the stories about daughters

Itzy0ll0tl
by on Jun. 7, 2012 at 10:47 AM

why oh why couldnt YOU be my mom :)

Quoting fantasticfour:

My daughters are 12 and 14 and we have a very close relationship.  Granted there is the horrible "I don't knows" and "MOOOOOMMMM!!" in there but for the most part we are close and have a good time.  I hope this relationship grows into a beautiful friendship once they are grown up and have families of their own.  We have always been close and although I wish they weren't typical teenagers I do love my relationship with them.

We did a couple of activities together this week.  We went rollerskating on Tuesday and had a blast.  They weren't aware I could rollerskate better than they can.  We went during the week when it wasn't crowded and they learned I used to rollerskate competitively.  We had a blast and I taught them how to skate backwards, "rubber leg" and the chicken dance on skates.  The girls had a blast learning all these things and it's like I all of a sudden became "cool" to them.  I thought it was fun and they spent the evening discussing all the things I knew and can't wait for me to go skating with their friends so I can teach them too!

The other thing we did was plan a pool party.  I gave them a budget and a sales paper and they picked out what kind of food and drink they wanted.  Then we got on the computer for the flyers and came up with an awesome design.  I have to say, with all my computer courses in college, they know much more about how Word works than I do!  I learned some interesting things there.  They passed them out and are very proud of the acomplishments that they have done.   We went shopping for it tonight and it's all we talked about.

Do I consider myself a good role model for my daughters?  Absolutely.  I am trying to be the woman I hope they surpass.  I say that because every parent wants their child to be better than they are, have more, and enjoy life more.  I've learned some hard lessons in my life, and I hope I can teach them how to get past it.

 

 


mallowcup17
by Member on Jun. 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

sounds like a great day and I love that you do that consistantly!

Quoting 2and2onway:

My daughter, Briana, is almost 11. She is the most amazing young lady. She is my heart and soul. We do so much together, but her favorite thing to do is go grocery shopping, just the two of us. I make it very special since we only grocery shop once a month. I take her out to breakfast at the local pancake house and then we ride to the city to shop. It takes about 2 hrs. During that time we talk, joke and have a great time. It may not seem like much, but for my dd it is special.



mallowcup17
by Member on Jun. 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

this is great advice! my mom has done this for me too and i try to impart these values into my family too! 

Quoting elasmimi:

I allow her to experience new things as often as possible, without forcing her into anything. My main problem is she gives up too quickly, and seems to feel if she can't do something right the first time that she just can't do it. It's a thin line to walk between pushing too hard and letting her give up too easily.


iamfreeatlast
by Member on Jun. 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Since my kids dad is not in the picture I play both rolls.  I try to stay very active in their lives.  My daughter plays softball and so I decided to coach.  Now let me just say if I didn't have the love for her that I do I would not do this.  I also will take her when I go to get my nails done and get her painted and get her toes done (sometimes)  Sometimes I say no because I use that as my time.  There is times we will just go driving around and where we end up is where we end up.  Sometimes the movies or shopping or just driving. 

fantasticfour
by on Jun. 7, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Thanks, that made me feel really good.

Quoting Itzy0ll0tl:

why oh why couldnt YOU be my mom :)

Quoting fantasticfour:

My daughters are 12 and 14 and we have a very close relationship.  Granted there is the horrible "I don't knows" and "MOOOOOMMMM!!" in there but for the most part we are close and have a good time.  I hope this relationship grows into a beautiful friendship once they are grown up and have families of their own.  We have always been close and although I wish they weren't typical teenagers I do love my relationship with them.

We did a couple of activities together this week.  We went rollerskating on Tuesday and had a blast.  They weren't aware I could rollerskate better than they can.  We went during the week when it wasn't crowded and they learned I used to rollerskate competitively.  We had a blast and I taught them how to skate backwards, "rubber leg" and the chicken dance on skates.  The girls had a blast learning all these things and it's like I all of a sudden became "cool" to them.  I thought it was fun and they spent the evening discussing all the things I knew and can't wait for me to go skating with their friends so I can teach them too!

The other thing we did was plan a pool party.  I gave them a budget and a sales paper and they picked out what kind of food and drink they wanted.  Then we got on the computer for the flyers and came up with an awesome design.  I have to say, with all my computer courses in college, they know much more about how Word works than I do!  I learned some interesting things there.  They passed them out and are very proud of the acomplishments that they have done.   We went shopping for it tonight and it's all we talked about.

Do I consider myself a good role model for my daughters?  Absolutely.  I am trying to be the woman I hope they surpass.  I say that because every parent wants their child to be better than they are, have more, and enjoy life more.  I've learned some hard lessons in my life, and I hope I can teach them how to get past it.





elasmimi
by on Jun. 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM

I have been reading some of the things Dove is doing for communities. Excellent examples they set for businesses.

Jerichos_Mommy
by on Jun. 8, 2012 at 1:35 AM

thanks for sharing

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