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Makhyli and Eddie were the picture-perfect mother-daughter team; they managed to balance one another out effortlessly. When Makhyli turned seven years old, she decided she wanted to be a performer and when she confided in Eddie, they worked together to make this happens, despite Makhyli being painfully shy.
For an entire year, they set goals and reached them together. Eddie pushed Makhyli and Makhyli trusted Eddie’s guidance. By the time Makhyli was eight, she had gone from a kid that was afraid to speak to people to being signed to a modeling agency and dancing competitively. The following year she starred in her school musical and the year after that she was on stage performing in front of thousands of people. They were crushing goals and maneuvering through life flawlessly as a team and then everything changed! (Check out MAKHYLI'S WEBSITE for more information about her journey)
As Makhyli transitioned from being a kid into a pre-teen and later a teenager their relationship became strained and more challenging; they disagreed on everything and they couldn’t seem to get back on the same page to save their relationship. Things had gotten so difficult that Eddie decided after six years of working toward Makhyli’s dreams, they needed to put it on hold and focus on their mother-daughter relationship because everything was falling apart.
Together, Eddie and Makhyli intentionally worked on developing a closer bond; Eddie had to learn to not always be a mother, but also a mentor, coach and sometimes a friend. Makhyli had to learn to be more self-aware and pay attention to how she felt and how she delivered her messages. They identified many of their issues and overtime were able to overcome them by using the activities in the book.