This is a sponsored post in partnership with Resourceful Mom Media, Dove and Kroger. Writings are my own.
My daughters are my everything. My world, my decisions and my life revolve around them and their happiness. I prayed for them, am humbled to have them and work every day to try to make their lives as wonderful as I can. I also am very aware of raising daughters with self esteem. I, myself, tend to have very low self esteem in many parts of my life. It stems from life experiences as a young girl and I fight the VHS tape playing in my head all the time. I want, at least I pray, that I can raise my daughters with a Blu-Ray playing in their heads telling them how amazing, beautiful, intelligent and important they are, no matter what.
Self-esteem is more than self-confidence. It is the strength in knowing that you are important enough to stand up for, to fight for and to love. So many little girls – and women – base their self worth on someone else’s opinions of how they look, how they sound and how they present themselves. In fact, 6 out of 10 girls stop doing what they love to do because they have anxiety about their looks. That is a sad fact. I would be devastated if my girls did not want to cheer or read or go to a party because she was insecure about how she looked!
That’s why Kroger has teamed up with the Dove® Self-Esteem Project to help reach more than 15 million girls with self-esteem building programs by 2015. Proceeds from every purchase of Dove® products at Kroger goes to helping girls across the country reach their full potential.
It does not take long to impact a girl’s self-esteem. In fact, you can download the Dove Self-Esteem Toolkit and have a special moment with your daughter, granddaughter, niece or any other girl in your life! When you do, spread the word by joining the #GirlsUnstoppable conversation online. It takes all of us to create a generation of girls who look in the mirror and LOVE what they see!
Dove® has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club, Girls Scouts and Girls Inc. in its mission to help girls reach their full potential. When you buy Dove® at Kroger, your purchase helps provide self-esteem programs for girls across the country. Dove® has reached more than 11 million girls so far, and with your help, they can reach their target of 15 million by 2015.
Hosting a ‘Just Us Girls’ night with your girls is so important. My girls and I try to spend time playing games, talking about the day and just sitting and bonding over a bowl of popcorn. Mine are still little but my 7 year old is already starting to talk about ‘how she looks’. So I want to make sure that we have open communication about their feeling at all times, no matter what!
How will you build your daughter’s self esteem? Do you have any tips you want to share? Leave a comment below and let me know!
Congratulations to Tara M.