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Building Girls’ Self-Esteem

I’m very happy to share with you today that, for the second year in a row, I’ll be collaborating with sponsor Dove on their third annual self-esteem weekend, taking place October 5th, 2012.  The weekend is part of The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem, which is something I believe so strongly in.


This year the focus is on the knowledge that strong female role models build stronger self-esteem in girls.  In that spirit, Dove holds that all real women who are positive role models should be famous.  How fabulous would that be?  If our daughters grew up in a culture absolutely saturated with women valued by others (and themselves) for what they can contribute and not how they look?



The weekend is still a few months away but we want you to start getting involved now.  This is more than just a couple of days to spend with your daughter (or niece, or God daughter, or any other girl in your life).  It’s a real opportunity to lay serious groundwork in showing her that you know you’re beautiful.  And to teach her how to proudly see herself in the same light.

To get involved now, visit Dove’s facebook page or their homepagefor free self-esteem curriculum that includes tools and resources as well as online videos to watch with a girl in your life.  Also, the first of the “Real Women” video series, in which fans will be able to recognize a woman in their lives for inspiring girls, goes live this Sunday, June 10th, 2012.


It all kicks of with Mandy Moore shining a light on some remarkable women at the Girl Scout’s Rock the Mall event tomorrow, June 9th, 2012.  You can RSVP for the livestream, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the performers, here.


I really hope you’ll join us on this venture!  I’m throwing up this graphic I made last year to remind me how quickly S is growing and how vitally important it is that I start taking this stuff seriously now.  Also, doesn’t Miss Hepburn just say it all?


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

gina June 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I have a daughter now, ok so she is only 15 months but I already worry about to make sure I can raise her to be confident in who she is….so hard these days!


Liveseygirl June 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Also I might campaign Linx or Nivea to start something similar for boys. So many young men don’t know how to be real men these days. There are so many “little hard men” running round causing crime and making babies all due to low self esteem. Wish me luck!


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com June 9, 2012 at 12:22 am

Good for you for being proactive @Liveseygirl. Have you seen the movie Raising Cain? Your comments made me think of it.


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com June 9, 2012 at 12:23 am

Gina – mine’s only 23 months and I’m right there with you! It’s so important to start thinking about it now!


Liveseygirl June 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm

This is a great campaign and makes me wish I had a daughter. Then again I have the slightly easier job with two boys as Daddy is the main male role model. I think I will read the Dove info to help me teach my boys how to love andcrespect real women. Great post x


debbye @ Baby Sleep Site June 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Love that quote by Audrey Hepburn… SO true! I’ve got a 12 year old daughter nad it is really such an important time. Thanks for the great post. :)


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