OK, I said I was only going to blog about my book chapter topics for now, but I’m so excited about a group I’ve become part of that I had to share. I’ve written before about the concepts behind The Mother-Daughter Project, an initiative to keep mothers and daughters close and supported along the road to adolescence. Several moms and I fell into conversation at the New Year and decided to explore the concepts. The result? We have now launched a mother-daughter project group and we’re working our way through the book chapters.

The moms are meeting at least four to six times first, and then we’ll pull our nine- and ten-year-old girls together for their first meeting. Some already know each other, but no girl in the group knows every other girl. It will be a great opportunity for us all! We are inspired by the stories of groups who stay together for many, many years while the girls grow up.

I’ll leave you with some of the strategies of the group, all of which center around helping the girls:

  • Communicate effectively at every age
  • Cultivate healthy body image
  • Understand the importance of both safety and personal freedom
  • Feel empowered with the confidence to achieve her dreams
  • Know that there exists a group in which she will not be judged

Anyone else out there in an active mother-daughter project group? I’d love to hear what you’re up to.

Mama J is a writer, parent, and stepparent based in Northern Colorado. Check out her Stepparenting the Grieving Child audio and book at www.dianefromme.com.

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2 Comments on Mothers and Daughters Stay Strong

  1. Maggie says:

    What a wonderful project! I look forward to reading more about it as you go…

  2. This is so amazing!! I love your blog! I am the Mother of three young girls, (7yrs, 8yrs, and 9yrs) and would love to find a group like this. I worry everyday about teaching my girlies almost every single thing on your list…Thanks for this post and keep us updated!

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