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Get to Know Her
You don't have to have a daily heart-to-heart with your daughter to get insight into her issues and problems, Dawn says. Instead, connect with her on something simple she's interested in, such as music or makeup. Let your daughter pick a weekly activity or class focused on her interests that you both can take together. Spend that time—at least two hours a week—focusing on your daughter and the task at hand. "She most likely won't acknowledge it, but it feeds her soul to know she was your universe for those two hours," Dawn says.

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