As a mom of two girls, I am trying my best to instill positive self-esteem because I know personally how cruel and hard the world can be on us girls sometimes! Having the world telling us what we should look like, how we should dress, and who we should be can be so frustrating. That's why I think it is so important to start reinforcing positive self-esteem in our daughters as young as possible! The more girl power...the better!!
As my girls get older, I can see how the world around them starts to play tricks with their mind. They think they HAVE to play a certain part in order to be accepted. Often times this can lead to girls not doing the things they truly love and even having anxiety over how they look or act. I want nothing more than my girls to be themselves, love their bodies, love their uniqueness, and to feel good about who they are! I try and tell them as much as possible how amazing it is that every person in this world is different; how each of us is unique. It's such a joy to have a variety of women with different personalities and looks walking around. How boring would it be if we all looked and acted the same? A cookie cutter girl with nothing special about her would be such a sad and somber world to live in.
Celebrating our individuality, our uniqueness, and being a girl is something that I love teaching my daughters! Often times we will go out "just us girls" and do things we love. The more my girls realize they are special, the more girl power and self-esteem they get!
Kroger has actually partnered up with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to help spread the message of positive self-esteem and girl power to more than 15 million girls. Self-esteem building programs and proceeds from purchased Dove products will be helping girls across the country reach their full potential and realize their “unstoppability.”
Just like what I'm trying to do with my girls in building their self-esteem, today I am challenging each and everyone of our readers to start doing things with your own daughters. Start with downloading the Dove Self-Esteem Toolkit and why not host your own “Just Us Girls” night and do something fun with your girl(s)!! You can even join in on the #GirlsUnstoppable conversation online! Then, feel free to come back and tell us what you did, how it went, and how it impacted you!!!
As part of this Self-Esteem campaign, Dove would like to give one of our lucky readers A PRIZE PACK OF DOVE GOODIES!!
A big THANK YOU to Dove & Kroger for providing this giveaway. This post was a part of the Kroger and Dove Self-Esteem Project Campaign. I was compensated for this post, however all ideas and opinions expressed are honest and of my own.