For the month of March, starting today…okay in Australia, I wil be writing a series of posts on Girls and Self Esteem. This is a topic that is very dear to my heart as I was a girl and I have a daughter. I also believe deeply in self esteem and empowerment for women.
I first wrote about this Dove campaign a few months ago because I found it inspiring, which is the actual purpose of my blog. Self esteem is a problem with girls.
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
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