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How Close is Too Close? Does My Daughter Need More Space?

Are you and your daughter too close?

Do you worry that perhaps she’s not independent enough?

She calls you her best friend. She still wants to sit in your lap, and often tries to fall asleep in your bed with you. She depends on you, and when you look around — you see that most other mother-daughter pairs aren’t doing it this way.

You have the nagging worry that maybe she’s toooooo dependent.

** heads up, mama — if this is so not your issue, in fact, you’ve got the opposite worry: i.e. I wish my daughter and I were a heck of a lot closer — hang in there with us. Today, we’re talking about the essential relationship between independence and dependence, and we think you’ll be surprised by our take. **

On the blog today, we’re talking about boundaries and reclaiming healthy dependence. This is one of our favorite conversations yet, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Click the video below to watch.

Once you’ve gotten a chance to check out the video, leave a comment below — because collective wisdom rocks, and we want to hear your take. We need each other, mama.


Sil & Eliza

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The mother-daughter dynamic duo behind Mothering & Daughtering. We’re downright devoted to you thriving not just surviving with your daughter during the preteen, teen years and beyond.

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