Each family has a heritage of how we give to others and how we ask for what we need.
Below (building on my post from the other day) is another series of questions to help you get to know you and your teenage daughter and/or stepdaughter talk about this important topic.
Individually, write down your answers to these questions. When you’re both done, share you answers with each other and then ask (don’t preach) and talk to learn more.
What’s been your most surprising experience with giving?
What have been your most surprising and pleasant experiences with asking for help?
As a child, when did you first become aware of the idea and benefits of giving to others? What did you see? What were you curious about?
As a child, when did you first become aware of the idea and benefits of asking others for help? What did you see? What were you curious about?
How is your giving and asking for help similar to that of your parents and siblings, and how is it different? How much are you influenced by them?
You can also adapt these questions for a younger daughter; tween girls like exploring issues like this.
BTW, this article is adapted from my book The Dads & Daughters Togetherness Guide: 54 Fun Activities to Help Build a Great Relationship, which you can buy by clicking on the title.