How can you build a relationship with your daughter?

  • Spend time with her. Frequently depending on age. Children should spend time with their parent every day. Adult children can have a less frequent relationship though there's nothing wrong with speaking over the phone for a short catch-up call every day too. Shows the child you're interested in them, involved, caring and they should know they always have access to you.
  • Get to know her.
  • Let her get to know more about you - what you like and don't like, you values, your hobbies, your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Tell her what you like most about her, build her trust and confidence.
  • Listen to her fears and hopes and see how you can help and support.