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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Bond with Your Mother (or Child)

At our multicultural overnight summer camp two hours west of Chicago, we place great value in the relationship between a mother and her child.  We offer Mother Daughter and Parent Child weekend retreats where mothers and their children can connect. We facilitate this connection by working on teamwork, not allowing technology to get in the way, and allowing them to spend valuable time together. Mother daughter connectionMother daughter connection

Here are a few ways to foster that important mother-child connection at home.  It was originally written from one perspective; we feel that it can apply to both mothers and children.  Please see below for six ways to strengthen that family bond. There’s a longer article from Huff Post that you can access by clicking here.

  • Embrace the positive
    • Focus on the other’s good qualities
    • Make a list of things that you love about them
  • Respect your differences
    • Let differences slide off your back
    • Focus on what you have in common
  • Share your real self
    • Ask for advice
    • Go beyond small talk
    • Discuss your hopes and dreams
  • Get to know them better
    • Ask open-ended questions about the other’s likes and dislikes
    • Connect with their friends
  • Do something new 
    • Mother-child dates do not have to be for young children
    • Do an activity that you both have wanted to do
  • Set boundaries
    • Respect each other’s privacy
    • Understand when the other does not want to share something with you and the other way around

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