I love a good shop. I love shopping with my mum … and not just for her credit card! The school holidays are the perfect time to shop and it can be a great way to spend time with your daughter.
Organise a day that suits. Perhaps go to your local department store or plan a road trip to your nearest city. Include lunch in your plans!
As a mum, you may not like to take the first step and ask your daughter, but why don’t you? When organising the day together, have a think about what she may want to have a look for. Even sit down and help her make a wish list if your keen!
It will show that you really are interested in the day and it will make her interested too. If you want to really make the effort, when you’re in the stores with your daughter, make a comment on an item from one of those stores.
When you’re out to lunch, use the time to ask your daughter questions about school, exams, assignments … if you don’t already ask them after school each day like my wonderful mum does. My mum and I have a special relationship. And not just over shopping!
*Editor’s note: Sammy Cheney recently did work experience at Styling You. She’s also my daughter’s best friend. And for the record, I love to go shopping with my daughter. She’s still happy to do so and even takes my wardrobe advice! Can you remember shopping with your mum as a teenager? Do you still do it?