Thank you so much for wanting to connect using the 7 Day Connection Challenge. It has been designed to help you connect more strongly with your teen daughter.
It’s a simple challenge that can have long-lasting impact. Each day you’ll receive an email from me that outlines an activity that is designed to help you deepen your connection with your adolescent angel – or anyone else who is important to you.
If you can commit to the daily activities, you’ll engage in evidence-based, meaningful, and fun ways with someone who means the world to you. And that stronger, deeper connection you’re fostering won’t take a huge time commitment either. The idea is that you’ll start the process of building a foundation to support a trusting, unconditional, joyful relationship that will last for the duration of your lives. Literally.
The challenge is designed to encourage you to start “doing things” together. It’s literally a behaviour-change challenge where I ask you to change something about your behaviour each day and watch what happens. You see, our behaviour is important. It shows our values. It highlights the degree to which we’re predictable. It demonstrates who we are.
And when we get it right, rather than miss-connecting, we build trust. However, true trust in our relationships is about who we become even more than it is about what we do. It’s about the condition of our hearts, and how our hearts are turned towards (rather than against or away from) our teenage daughter.
These activities are designed to open – and change – hearts. By the end of these 7 days you will have discovered, connected, and strengthened your bond of love.
Remember – these activities are for you to practice. Your daughter can be invited to participate in some of them. But ultimately these are things for you to do. Not her. You might choose to tell her what you’re doing. Or perhaps you prefer to keep it a secret and run things like an experiment. Either way, I look forward to sharing the next 7 days with you and hearing about how your connections grow.