I barely started liking my Daughter a few years ago. I think because we are both females, I have high
expectations of her. She had traits that I did not like and I can truly say that I eliminated them starting at a young age. This too (above), we both worked on - she did the work and I instilled in her that she is 1000% capable and continue to support/push because I see that as one of her strengths and not because I'm a bat-shit crazy Asian mom that wants straight A's. But I am DEFINITELY strict and reasonable.
I don't know when it happened but when it happened, I was overwhelmed with love and joy. My Daughter is a beautiful, well mannered, articulate, socially perfect, solid teenager. I respect her and love her so much it makes me cry. She is a true testament that hard work pays off. I had her when I was 20. The first 10 years of her life I was just trying to do the right thing........piano, cello, ballet, Korean school, etc. I let her chill in elementary school, started warming her up in middle school, that in high school she couldn't fuck around. High school, I got pretty militant.
My point is you're never really done parenting. I was just telling my Siss the other day, that it's exhausting but it must be done. I can take my children anywhere and they will be great. One conversation with them, you can see how they are concerned with being polite and present. Training that becomes characteristics.
Kinda emotional for mee, but I am so proud of my lovely Daughter.