Dove Self Esteem Fund

Real Girls, Real Pressure: A National Report on the State of Self-Esteem, commissioned by the Dove® Self-Esteem Fund, reveals that there is a self-esteem crisis in this country that pervades every aspect of a girl’s life including her looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members

Seven in ten girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members
62% of all girls feel insecure or not sure of themselves
57% of all girls have a mother who criticizes her own looks
More than half (57%) of all girls say they don’t always tell their parents certain things about them because they don’t want them to think badly of them
The top wish among all girls is for their parents to communicate better with them which includes more frequent and more open conversations as well as discussions about what is happening in their own lives

The Campaign for Real Beauty lives online at www.campaignforrealbeauty.com. The site houses a variety of tools for improving self-esteem in girls. Visitors can make a donation to uniquely ME! (all donations will directly benefit its self-esteem programs) as well as access and share helpful how-to information. The contents include tips for encouraging self-esteem and a “self-check” quiz, articles by leading self-esteem experts, self-esteem discussion boards and a free downloadable self-esteem building mother-daughter workbook “True You.”

Please share your story here and two readers will win “You’re Beautiful Pass It On”” t-shirt and my favorite ““Life Doesn’’t Begin 5 Pounds From Now”” t-shirt by Jessica Weiner.

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