!-Be the mom . .not her best friend . .one day she will know that you are her bestest friend and supporter but in the teenage years she needs a rock to lean on at times and being her "girlfriend" isnt a rock that is hard enough;)
2-Set boundaries- she is a teenager now so she should know right from wrong and you as the mother should respect her privacy (as long as you know she isnt planning on robbing a bank or something like that) Boundaries are one of the keys to this. (ie. curfew, or what can and cant go on in your house when you are not home and she is in charge if only for a few hours)
3-Be a Role Model of a Great Woman. Live up to your responsibilities ,, , be the best you can be so she can emulate all these good and positive traits.
4-Show her respect in her decisions even though you think different. So what if she likes blue nail polish . . maybe the blue polish is the lastest fad even though the mom age group thinks its ugly . . sometimes we have to make mistakes to make sure we dont do that one again.
5-Self Esteem . .drill it into her that one can make you feel inferior without your consent, so believe in yourself
6-There are always 2 paths to take. . one is easy and usually its only reward is that it is easy!
7-Things will always turn out best for those who make the best of the situation
8-Help her keep her dreams alive and in order to achieve any dream it takes faith and belief in herself , make sure she knows you believe in her. . .for all things are possible when you believe.
9- Anger is one letter away from Danger!
10-Most import let her know that she is loved and adored.