This post is sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.
I am the mother to two beautiful girls. They both amaze me, and I try to build them up every day. I want them to believe themselves and reach for the stars for their full potential. I also want them to build others up, and empathy for others is something we teach from the very beginning. Having perfect hair and makeup is not stressed in our house. We care more about how you treat other people. We also talk about people are beautiful in all shapes and sizes.
I know first hand how girls can be mean. When I was in elementary school, I was often a target from a mean girls clique. They loved to put horrible signs on my back. I was never really sure why they singled me out, but I often had anxiety and stomachaches from dealing with them.
I have always been open and honest with my daughters, so they feel confident to come talk to me. My oldest daughter has told me things going on with her teenage friends that I know I would have never shared with my own mother.
I also try to keep on top of my daughters’ experiences at school. Since we talk about everything, they aren’t afraid to share things with me that are happening at school. My oldest experienced bullying in middle school that luckily was dealt with quickly by the school and was nipped in the bud. It did not have a lasting effect on her. She is graduating from high school this year, and I am so proud she has grown into an amazing young woman. She’s become a leader in her color guard, and she’s helping other girls bring out their confidence.
My 6 year old daughter is full of spunk, and I love that about her. She is confident in herself and will stand up on the school stage proudly and dance during morning assembly when called up. I never want her to lose that confidence.
She started public school this year. She has not experienced any bullying or mean girls yet, but I know she has been hearing things at school that are new to her. Recently, she asked me if she was fat. She told me no one had called her that, but she just wanted to know. It just hurts my heart that at 6 years old she’s already worrying about the way she looks. Girls should not have to worry about these negative messages.
I love that Dove is working hard to help girls be proud to be confident and unique. No girl should be held back from reaching her full potential. Dove has been helping more than 17 million young people with self-esteem education for more than 10 years. You can join the movement and help raise self-esteem in the next generation of girls.
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My teenager and I both love Dove products. She just LOVES the Dove ‘Deep Moisture’ Body Wash and Dove ‘Original Clean’ Advanced Care Deodorant. My personal favorites are the 2-pack Dove ‘White’ Beauty Bar 2 that I’ve been using since I was a teen, and the Dove ‘Daily Moisture’ Nutritive Solutions Shampoo makes my hair so amazingly soft.
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