But that doesn't make the place they held in your life any less important. Get artsy and do a painting or crafting class together.
Pick a series of movies Star Wars, Harry Potter, Disneypop some popcorn and make a day of movies in your family room. Remind her that as long as she works hard, she can accomplish anything.
A soothing mask, manicure and pedicure, and a glass of refreshing cucumber water will make for a very memorable day. She needs to be reminded of who she is, not who she is expected to be.
Or, to put it a little differently, I like to use these words from Andrew Murray: Find a local fishing hole and spend an afternoon casting a line.
True to their names, they completely devastated the baby monkeys. Throughout the turbulence of those teen years, it's so important for her to be aware that she will always find unwavering, unconditional love at home. The parents did not have the high ground anymore for putting food on the table and providing.
And then we need these horrendous reminders. Whether your daughter is two-years-old or 12, pick a book to read aloud together.