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Take the Pledge: 1 Hour Towards Building Self-Esteem in Your Daughter

You guys are all familiar with Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty right?  The one with those much-talked about commercials featuring actual, real-life women instead of models?  Well, guess what – they’ve got a big new event coming up and they’ve asked me to partner with them as one of a handful of bloggers helping to spread the word.  

As a momma of a 15 month-old daughter, the issue of girls and self-esteem is definitely on my radar.  (How could it not be with statistics like 72% of girls reporting they feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful but only 4% of women reporting that they consider themselves to be so.)  In fact, I’d say ensuring that S develops a healthy amount of self-esteem is #1 on my parenting priority list, which is why I’m so excited to be a part of this wonderful event.


On October 21st – 23rd, Dove will be hosting a Self-Esteem weekend in which they’re asking women around the nation to pledge 1 hour of their time to creating or joining a confidence building activity with a girl in their life.  That’s it – just one hour.  You can do that right?  The best part is they’ve got A TON of resources to help ensure your hour is a success.


For ideas on how to spend your hour, check out the various self-esteem activity tool kits available. They cover a wide span of age ranges as well as 1-on-1 and group activity ideas.  You can also join in on one of several events hosted that weekend by the Girl Scouts, the Boys and Girls Clubs, or Girls, Inc.  To register your event or to find an activity in your area, go here.


Once you’ve decided on an activity for the weekend, you can visit the interactive pledge map to make your pledge and see how the rest of the country is planning to participate.  Next week, I’ll be sharing a little more about how S and I plan to take part.  In the meantime, I strongly encourage you to make your pledge today.  One hour at a time we can help every girl reach her full potential.


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