As your daughter grows older, you may find it more difficult to get the quality time with your daughter that you once did. Sometimes as girls grow older, they experience an awkwardness that can draw them away from their mothers, if parents are not careful.
Here are some ideas for how to have a girl’s night out with your daughter:
• Surprise her by picking her up from school and taking her somewhere special unexpectedly
• Allow her to help plan the night out and agree to do what she wants to do (within reason)
• See a movie or theatre performance together
• Attend a concert (when appropriate) that’s coming to your area
• Get pampered with a spa day, pedicure or manicures or get your hair done together
• Go somewhere nice to eat together or go to her favorite place and let her order whatever she wants
These are just a few ideas for what you can do as a girl’s night out with your daughter. You should be open to being flexible and also be creative with your ideas on what to do. Maybe you can try something new and adventurous like an indoor rock climbing facility or karaoke. It’s all about spending time together and doing something fun.
Keep in Mind
You should be sure to keep in mind that girl’s night out with your daughter is meant to be an opportunity for you to spend time together. Inviting others or going to a hangout where she will meet up with loads of friends and ignore you is not going to accomplish this goal.
That being said, you also need to remember that this is your night out together and she should have fun as well. If you’re the type of mom who tends to be a control freak about situations and planning, you’re going to want to back off a little here and be more casual and spontaneous. Letting your daughter help in the planning process will make this easier.
Girl’s Night Out with Your Daughter is Not Just for Moms
Remember, that dads can participate in a daughter’s night out as well. The relationship between a father and his daughter is a very important one that can set the stage for relationships she will have for the rest of her life. Taking time to have a daughter-dad date night can be a great way to strengthen the bond and spend time together.
Remember parents that while it’s never too late to being a girl’s night out with your daughter, you should try to start young so that you establish a tradition that can continue for many years. You may find that even after your daughter is grown, she wants to continue these girl’s night outs together.