Acknowledging right off the bat this is dangerous territory for any male to navigate, there is a demographic in the field of family studies that still continues to baffle even the most seasoned veteran of human relationships: mothers and their adolescent children. Not unlike a solar eclipse, one cannot stare directly at this phenomenon unless you want lasting damage to your shins or your eardrums. I say this with all due love and respect toward my own wife and her just-turned female accomplice, because this is a relational dyad worthy of much honour, but also guilty of much misunderstanding. And when this mother-daughter relationship is fraught with conflict, the stakes for the family unit get much higher.
What research reveals about mom-teen conflict - Focus on the Family
The teen years are an intense time for your children. So much is changing — but the one thing that will never change is the love you have for them. Spending intentional time with your teen, by trying these mother-daughter date ideas, is a special way to keep connected in the teenage years. But that is not to say that in this case your daughter does not still love you and still need you — and importantly, want to spend time with you.
There is no relationship as close and as strained as the mother-daughter relationship, especially during the teen years. The difficulty in this relationship is highlighted with drama and humor in a show called Gilmore Girls. If you have watched this show you know the difficulty Lorelai Gilmore mother had with letting Rory daughter make mistakes while still being a loving mother who was there to offer guidance.
He no longer wants to feel adored, closeted or dependent. He needs to step into his life force, spread his wings and discover his own way. Frustration sets in and almost every mother wonders how it all went wrong. Are you to blame?