Your daughter needs you to be the adult now, so when you feel the urge to regress, call a friend your own age.
And when your daughter does grow up, you will delight in her companionship and friendship because she will be connected, present, and equipped to have a healthy friendship with you, her patient mom." Here's what some other girls had to say about the mom/friend balance...
For example, I am a new driver and my mother gave me a car to use.
Here are some more thoughts from Ask Elizabeth girls and experts to give you some insight into what your girls are truly longing for from their moms...
What We Need: Your Support From the time I was very young, my mom took me - and my dreams to be a performer -seriously.
They want you to love them unconditionally, listen to anything they want to discuss - much like a best friend - but still be unequivocally their mother above all else.
Even the girls who call their mom their best friend (like me!