Over 60% of girls avoid certain activities because they feel bad about their looks.
Looking at magazines for just 60 minutes lowers the self-esteem for over 80% of girls.
92% of girls want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, with body weight ranking the highest.
Those stats aren’t about women….they are about school-aged girls. Isn’t that heartbreaking?
When I found out I was pregnant with twin girls, I was scared. Girls growing up these days go through so much. There’s all this pressure on young girls and I’m worried that as a Mom, I’ll have to watch my gorgeous girls suffer from low self-esteem.
I remember when I was younger and I loved for anyone to take pictures of me. I can recall a video where I was singing for my whole family, unabashed and appalled when my Uncle took the microphone from me and stole the spotlight. Flash-forward just a few years ago when I was in middle school and I hated being in videos and pictures because of the way I look….and it hasn’t really changed now! I hate being in the picture and because of that, there”s ton of pictures with my husband and the kids minus me.
So, we used to love the camera! What happened? I don’t want my girls to ever hate being in front of the camera and I know that I have to set a good example for them. I wouldn’t know where to begin though to talk to them about having high self-esteem. Luckily, Dove is there to help with the Dove Self-Esteem Discussion Guide.
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When Did You Become Camera Shy?
You used to love the camera. While you’re on the site, watch an inspiring video about girls’ relationship with the camera, and be reminded of the importance of teaching young girls about self-confidence and self-esteem.
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I’m grateful that I’ll have this Dove Self-Esteem Guide to look back on when it comes time to have the talk with my girls.