You may love your daughter and truly believe that you know everything about her simply because you have been there for her ever since she was first born. She were there for her as a baby, witnessed her first steps and words and were there to witness her grow and develop into a toddler, adolescent, teenager and grown woman over time.
However, you need to keep in mind that just being present does not necessarily mean that you know everything about your daughter â€“ especially when it comes to buying a gift for them that they would actually be able to appreciate. You need to truly make the effort to get to know your daughter personally so that you can have a full understanding about what interests and disinterests her throughout her life. How is this possible? Why is it so effective?
Understand the Effect of Time Changes
As time changes, people will continue to change along with it. That is just how the world works and it just does not affect the people that you know outside of your home but also affects the people that live inside of your home as well. What your daughter may appreciate when she is six is going to be completely different from the things that she is going to appreciate when she is 16.
Can you honestly say that you have the same desire for such things as toys and dress up dolls now that you are an adult as you did when you were a very young child? Of course not! Your desires have changed and grown as you have grown as well, so you need to keep this in mind when seriously considering what to buy.
You Do Not Have to Make Assumptions
By keeping the line of communication open between you and your daughter, you will never have to worry about making assumptions when it comes to what you should buy your daughter as a gift or present. You would have already had many opportunities to have delightful conversations that gave you the chance to pick her brain so that you can have a clear idea of what she has grown to like and, on the other hand, what she has grown to dislike over time.
For example, just because she may have been a huge fan of dress up dolls at such a young age, she actually may want to donate the dress up dolls that she currently has before moving on to the next chapter of her life. Therefore, it would defeat the purpose if you decided to buy her some dress up dolls just because you knew that it worked successfully when she was much younger.
It is Going to Take Some Time and Effort
As you can see, being able to determine more knowledge about your daughter and what she appreciates is going to take much more than just one good conversation. You need to be able to work hard towards doing all that you can to learn as much as you can about your daughter throughout her life not just making incorrect assumptions based on what she has enjoyed in the past. This will allow you to become a better gift giver and an overall better parent as well.