I Love My Daughter: How To Let Her Know
As your daughter gets older, you may find that your relationship is not as close as it used to be, and the love might feel different. Your daughter's classmates, peers, and activities become more important, and it’s hard to carve out parent and daughter bonding time you used to love so much. With all these changes, it can be tough to find ways to let your daughter know that you love her. You may feel that your love is drifting apart. “I love my daughter”, you might say, “but I have no idea how to let her know.”
Well, here are some simple things you can do during your normal routine to let your daughter feel "my love".
Turn up a song she loves loudly and have a dance party! Show her you know the words by singing along. She will get the message that you love relaxing and having fun with her, a memory she can cherish for years afterward. She will also feel the love since you care about the songs she likes, know them and enjoy them enough to dance to them.
Brush Her Hair
She wants to be completely independent…but there’s probably always going to be a part of her that still wants to feel like your child again. Brushing her hair is one of those sweet gestures of love that let her know you are still there to take care of her, without saying a word.
Ask Her Opinion
"I Love My Daughter"
Listen To Her With Love
How Does My Daughter Want To Receive Love? Knowing Will Help
Your daughter needs to know that her thoughts and feelings matter, that they are worthy of expression. By listening to what she says, you show that you value her voice. This act of love helps her feel more confident to express herself in other settings throughout her life.
As she gets older, communication may become increasingly awkward and difficult…and yet, it’s more important than ever to keep those lines of lovely communication open between the two of you. Your daughter will have many questions as she navigates the challenges of growing up, and she needs to know that she has your unconditional love. A shared journal is an excellent way to keep that love communication going. It gives you a place to voice concerns, questions, love, and emotions which may be difficult to say out loud.
Give Her Compliments
OK, who doesn’t love getting compliments?
And it’s even better when the compliments come from someone who loves you or knows you very well-your child will say, "my mom loves me".
"I Love My Daughter"
Apologize When You’re Wrong
Apologizing does not come easily, especially when we have to apologize to our children. Somehow, we can feel that this act makes us appear weak, or less worthy of respect. But despite these feelings, an apology is truly an act of strength and love.
How do you feel when someone apologizes to you for a wrong behavior? Usually, you respect someone more for apologizing. It also shows that the person cares enough about the relationship and loves you enough to make an effort to repair it.
Your daughter feels the same way. Show her that even adults make mistakes, but you can acknowledge that you messed up. This lets her know that you love her even when she messes up. Besides improving the relationship between the two of you, it gives your daughter a powerful example of how to treat others.
Tell Her You’re Proud Of Her
Tell Her You Love Her
This one might seem obvious…but when was the last time you told your daughter you loved her?
It’s true that actions mean more than words. Still, hearing the words “I love you” can leave a powerful effect on her heart, especially when paired with loving actions, such as the ones listed here.
So tell your daughter you love her. Tell her you love her in the morning when you drop her off at school. Tell her when she leaves to go out with her friends. Tell her at night before the family goes to sleep.
Because love means everything.
If you’re still having difficulty expressing your love to your daughter, don’t be afraid to seek out the help of a trained therapist. Our online therapists and counselors at BetterHelp are available to guide you to a stronger relationship.
Be a friend and nonjudgmental one
Other Commonly Asked Questions
How can I express my love to my daughter?
There are plenty of ways to express love to a daughter. If your child is an adult, you might send them messages, tell them over the phone, in person, or through a gift with a nice card that expresses your feelings. You might say, “I love you unconditionally,” “my love for you is beyond all else,” or “I am so lucky that you are my child.” Words of affirmation matter at any age. Letting a child know that you’re proud of them and that they are inherently good is beneficial regardless of if your child is young or in their adult years. Offer to listen without judgment when they need someone, and remember that a parent-child relationship is deeply meaningful to many adult children.
What daughters need from dads?
Father daughter relationships can be very special. Some things that a child may need in a father daughter relationship might include emotional support, a listening ear, and quality time. If there is something that your daughter enjoys, it can be special to share that experience together. This could be anything from outdoor activities to sports to fashion to music and so on. Being available, attentive, supportive, reliable, and open-minded are all things that can make a big difference for a child, regardless of their age.
What is the best caption for daughter?
Quotes and personal sentiments are both great ideas for a caption you might write for your daughter online. Even something as simple as, “getting to be your mother is the best experience of my life,” “getting to be your father is the best experience of my life,” or “getting to be your parent is the best experience of my life” can be deeply meaningful. If it reveals personal information in any way, you may check with your daughter for approval before you post it.
Why are daughters special quotes?
Here are some quotes and sayings that you can use to express love to your daughter:
- “You will always be my little girl.”
- “Daughter, you are the answer I was searching for every time I looked up to the skies.”
- “A daughter is a miracle that never fails to be miraculous.”
- “Having you as a child is the best experience of my life.”
- “My loving daughter, I treasure every piece of who you are.”
- “It is a privilege to be your parent.”
- “Thank you, my loving daughter, for all of the memories we share.”
You can use these ideas for a card or gift if you want to give your daughter a token of your love to keep and remember. If you are using a quote for a special occasion, such as a birthday or graduation, you might add happy birthday wishes or another personal touch.