5 Outside-the-Box Mother-Daughter Bonding Activities
Get Cooking Make your daughter a partner in crime in your nightly "what's for dinner" escapades by signing the two of you up for a cool cooking class. Community colleges and kitchenware stores often offer fun classes to teach cooking basics or to get you acquainted with new cuisines. And kids are often welcome when accompanied by their parents.
Be a Diary Duo There's a lot mothers and daughters share together, but there's some stuff that's perfectly private. Make a pact to encourage each other to regularly record your thoughts and dreams in your own separate journals. An extra-secure private diary, like the Mattel Password Journal 8, can give your daughter a safe space for self-expression and growth, which might just make the stuff you do share with each other even more special.
Climb the Walls Indoor rock climbing is a great way to get fit, overcome personal obstacles and have fun. The only problem? You totally need a partner to do it. Lucky for you, a tween or teen daughter is a perfect companion for your indoor climbing adventures. Many indoor climbing walls have introductory sessions for new climbers, so find a gym near you, gear up and get climbing ... together!
Hit the Road You don't have to go far for a road trip to be an adventure. Even traveling an hour or two can take you to a new place and provide plenty of opportunities for some girl talk. Choose a day, grab a map and pick a town nearby that you've never visited, then hit the road for whatever experiences are ahead!