Invite your daughter to work with you on building projects or repairs. This builds great skills! Creativity. Eye-hand coordination. Cooperation. Communication. Problem solving. And more! It will allow your daughter to feel a sense of accomplishment. And, wow, does it provide some quality time with you.
Questions you can ask:
“Where shall we put the window in the tree house?”
“Which sand paper do you want to try out on this?”
“Hey, let’s see if Shelly has some ideas for our tree house project.”
For more ideas check out Nancy Gruver’s book How To Say It to Girls: Communicating with Your Growing Daughter.