Oct 272013
 
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This sponsored post on self esteem is sponsored by Global Influence.  All words and opinions are my own.

One of the things I started to think about when I found out that I was having a baby girl was how to make sure she developed a good sense of self esteem.  Girls are notoriously hard on themselves for how the look, what they weigh, if they’re as pretty as the person sitting next to them.  It doesn’t help that  as women, we are often each other’s worst enemy when it comes to self esteem and self-confidence.

Teaching Bubbles Self Esteem #GirlsUnstoppable

I work every day to give her the confidence she’ll need to navigate through those tween and teen years of who is wearing what and playing down your strengths to fit in.  We encourage her to try new things and praise her efforts, all while giving her the space to problem solve and learn from mistakes.  Most of all I try to be a good role model; negative self-talk is a learned behavior, so I work to ensure she doesn’t pick it up from me.

It’s not an easy task, though, and I know it’s only going to get harder as she gets older and is subject to more outside influences.  I was sad to learn that 6 in 10 girls stop doing what they love because of anxiety about their looks.  Kroger doesn’t like those statistics, either, so they’ve partnered with Dove for the Dove Self-Esteem Project.

Each time you buy Dove products at Kroger, a portion of your purchase will go towards self esteem programs for girls across the country.  Dove has helped 11 million girls so far and with your help, they’ll be able to reach their goal of providing programs for 15 million girls by 2015.  Let’s all work together to make girls unstoppable!

Host a Just Us Girls Night as Part of the Dove Self Esteem Project #GirlsUnstoppable

They’ve made it easier to start the conversation by putting together the Dove Self-Esteem Toolkit.  You can get simple, handpicked activity suggestions perfectly matched to you and the girl or girls in your life.  One activity they suggest is hosting a Just Us Girls Night.  Have a DIY spa night, make homemade pizza and watch a chick flick, or try a new sport together.

To kickstart your Just Us Girls Night, enter below for a chance to win a prize pack of Dove products (ERV $15).  Giveaway is closed – congrats Tara O!

How do you encourage self esteem?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  11 Responses to “Teaching Our Daughter Self Esteem – Let’s Make Girls Unstoppable!”

  1. I think it is so important to teach our girl’s self esteem early. Dove and Kroger are doing a remarkable job in donating to the self esteem program. Love that they have a Self Esteem Toolkit!

  2. I try to make sure that my daughter experiences new things on a regular basis. helps her not be afraid in new situations!

  3. Self esteem is so vitally important! There is just so much in the world that affects our self esteem. Raising kids with a strong sense of self is so important to me and something I work on daily. I try to emphasize my children’s strengths and also let them know that their challenges are just that, challenges, not weaknesses.

  4. This is a great initiative!! As you said it’s not a easy task but a very important one. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Dove has a great program, we’ve been using Dove since the day I was born, it’s the only soap my dad will use!

  6. staying positive

  7. I tell my children how good they are at the small things. Nothing builds like positively awesome praise!

  8. I try to praise my kids for them to know they are awesome

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