Being a daughter, and having a daughter, I know all to well that Mothers and Daughters do not always disagree. In fact, during those tween/teen years, it can sometimes seem like there is nothing they can agree upon.
On August 14, Ever After High™ is launching its exclusive Netflix series called Way too Wonderland. In this series, Raven Queen, the daughter of the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, tries to magically reverse her mother’s curse on Wonderland and accidentally transports her and her friends to Wonderland High. As the girls fall down the rabbit hole, their outfits are magically transformed for the new spellbinding world. Raven Queen and her mother must learn to overcome their differences to get all the girls back to Ever After High.
Taking a few lessons from Way too Wonderland, here are some tips on how to manage opposing opinions with your daughter:
#1) Talk it out ~ If you and your daughter are facing a difference of opinions, give her the opportunity to explain herself in a way that makes her feel heard. Sometimes, simply allowing her the chance to explain her perspective will help to alleviate tension and move forward.
#2) Don’t react ~ Instead of jumping to a reaction or conclusion, take a moment to reflect. Gather your thoughts, consider why you’re having a difference of opinions and then calmly address the topic with your daughter. You won’t regret taking the time to decide how to best manage the situation.
#3) Reverse the roles ~ When you have conflict with your daughter, try to put yourself in her position. Where is she coming from? Why is she so passionate about this particular topic? When you approach her, show her that you’ve considered her point of view and explain your perspective. Even if you both agree to disagree, you’ll have a much better understanding of each other’s viewpoints.
#4) Encourage choice ~ Sometimes, the best thing we can do is let our children make their own decisions and form their own opinions, even if they are different from your own. While you may not agree with your child’s course of action, we should continue to love and support them.
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