8/14/15

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Mother's and daughters don't always see eye to eye - oh how I remember the days battling what I thought wasn't fair with my mother. Now having two daughters of my own, I have had to learn a few new things about agreeing to disagree. 

Having and working through disagreements with our mothers is a right of passage for every girl growing up and also a great opportunity to learn from their own opinions while also remembering to respect everyone's point of view, even if they don't agree. 


Way Too Wonderland

On August 14th, Ever After High is launching it's exclusive Netflix series, Way Too Wonderland. In this series, Raven Queen, the daughter of the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, tries to magically reverse her mother's curse on Wonderland and accidentally transports her and her friends to Wonderland High. As the girls fall down the rabbit hole, their outfits are magically transformed for the new spellbinding world. Raven Queen and her mother must learn to overcome their differences to get everyone back to Ever After High

Taking a few lessons from Way Too Wonderland, here are some great tips to manage opposing ideas with your own daughter:

Talk it out

If you and your daughter are facing a difference in opinions, give her the opportunity to explain herself in a way that makes her feel heard. Sometimes simply allowing her the chance to share her perspective can help alleviate tension and move things forward.

Don't react

Instead of jumping to a reaction or conclusion, take a moment to reflect. Gather your thoughts, consider why you're having a difference in opinion and then calmly address the issue with your daughter. Often, strong emotions can lead you to act on your first instinct instead of calmly coming to a mutual agreement. You won't regret taking the time out to manage the situation.

Reverse the roles

When you have a conflict with your daughter try to put yourself in her shoes. Try to figure out where she is coming from and why she is so passionate about certain topics. When you approach her, show her that you understand and respect her point of view and explain your perspective. Even if you both agree to disagree, you'll have a much better understanding of each others viewpoints.

Encourage choice

Sometimes one of the best things we can do is let our kids make their own decisions and form their own opinions, even if they are different from your own. While you may not agree with your child's course of action, we should continue to love and support them, as this will show them that you trust them to make their own decisions and follow their own path - ultimately leading them to their own destiny!

While conflict is never pleasant and can be challenging, remember that its a moment for you and your daughter to learn and grow closer together. Just like the girls of Ever After High in Way Too Wonderland, working together is always the best solution to overcoming differences.

Visit Netflix.com to check out the new episodes for yourself!

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33 comments:

  1. My daughter loves Ginger Breadhouse! She says she looks like her lol :)

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  2. My girl loves Raven Queen and her purple hair!

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  3. Kitty Cheshire because loves cats!

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  4. My daughter says Raven Queen is her favourite because the character really believes in finding her own path.

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  5. I believe my niece likes Kitty Cheshire because she is a cat lover. It sounds like it will be a great show. (Judy Cowan)

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  6. My daughter loves Raven Queen, she likes her because of her connection to snow white and her purple hair!

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  7. My younger daughter's favourite is Briar Beauty because she loves Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)!

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  8. My little cousin loves Raven Queen because she has purple hair! Lil rebel.

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  9. I think my niece would love Raven Queen because of her purple hair! That's her favourite colour!

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  10. My daughter would love Kitty Cheshire because she's a cat!

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  11. My daughter loves Kitty Cheshire because she loves cats and animals.

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  12. my kids likes kitty cheshire because of her cat ears

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  13. Fav character Raven Queen, why, well the hair says it all.

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  14. My granddaughter likes Raven Queen the best but I'm not too sure if it's the purple hair or what.

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  15. She loves raven queen because she loves purple hair
    Marla

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  16. My granddaughter loves Raven Queen with her purple hair. purple is her favorite color

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  17. Rosabella Beauty - "she has the prettiest outfits" :)

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  18. We love Kitty Cheshire because we love cats!

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  19. My daughter loves Raven Queen because she loves funky hair.

    SueSueper

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  20. Raven Queen and her purple hair! She loves purple.

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  21. My granddaughter loves Raven Queen, it's all about the hair!!

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  22. Sophie loves Briar Beauty because her favourite fairy tale has always been sleeping beauty.

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  23. Kitty Cheshire because she's a cat and my god daughter loves all things cats!

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  24. My niece is a cat fanatic so she love kitty cheshire. Can't say I blame her because I love cats too!

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  25. My daughter's fave is Kitty Cheshire because she loves cats as much as her mom!

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  26. My child's favourite character is Kitty Cheshire because my daughter loves cats!

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  27. My daughter likes Raven Queen because of her hair

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  28. My son is literally watching this show this very second. I asked him who his favourite character is and he says Apple and Raven.

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  29. My girls love cats so Kitty Cheshire would be their favourite.

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  30. My granddaughter loves Raven Queen because she has purple hair!

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  31. My daughter loves cats and Kitty Cheshire is her favourite.

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