Family Interactions :
She Is Not You
One of the key underlying problems in many mother-daughter relationships is that the mother sees the daughter as a "little her" - as someone who she can help avoid certain mistakes, and who can do what she never was able to do.
Try to separate your own feelings from that of your child. Your child is an individual, and may not want to do the things you wanted to do at her age. Sure, she may make the same mistakes, but just as you learned from them, so shall she.
You need to let your daughter grow and live and learn at her own pace, in her own style. Appreciate her for what she is, and don´t try to make her into what you could have been.
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