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Fact or Fiction: Mother-Daughter Shopping Trip Survival
by Staff
A mother-daughter shopping trip can be a major source of anxiety for some duos. We've put together 20 facts and fictions about how to stay sane on such an outing -- take our quiz to find out whether you can tell the difference and keep the peace!

Since you'll be spending so much time together, a shopping trip with your mom or daughter is a great opportunity to discuss any problems you've been having.

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Almost all mother-daughter shopping troubles stem from deeper emotional issues.

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Your shopping trip doesn't need to be totally focused on purchasing goals; instead, sprinkling in some recreational activities can ensure everyone's enjoyment.

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Mothers and daughters can get under each other's skin, but many women find that it's helpful to have the input of someone who's close to them on an important shopping trip.

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Even though it might sound desirable to have a friendship instead of a parent-child relationship with your mother or daughter, a more casual relationship may not be healthy overall.

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Plenty of mothers and daughters clash over what and where to buy during the rocky teen years, but age usually facilitates a more peaceful, productive relationship.

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Moms shopping with toddlers should try to take their young daughters along on boring errands -- after all, they won't know the difference.

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If you're shopping with your teenage daughter, you should always get the final say on where to shop and what to buy.

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It's important for daughters not to compromise if they disagree with their mothers on a shopping decision.

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Family budgets are private matters, and mothers should never share the reasoning behind financial decisions with their daughters during a shopping trip.

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Mothers and daughters should always try to be aware of potentially controversial stores or items before they set out on a shopping excursion.

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When communicating their opinions to their shopping partner, mothers and daughters should err on the side of over- rather than under-communicating.

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Honesty is important; you shouldn't censor yourself at all when communicating with your mother or daughter.

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Shopping can be a great opportunity for stepmothers and stepdaughters to bond.

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To avoid competing priorities, mothers and daughters should only shop for one person per trip.

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One way to reduce conflict during a shopping excursion with your mother or daughter is to shop for a gift for someone else.

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If your relationship with your mother or daughter is particularly challenging, it's a good idea to take baby steps to prepare for a big shopping trip.

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One great way to make shopping with your mother or daughter fun is to tie it to a project that you're both excited about.

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Common issues that come up during mother-daughter shopping trips are limited to biological mothers and daughters.

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If a fight starts during a shopping trip, there's no turning back -- you might as well scrap the whole thing.

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