As parents, we face a tremendous challenge helping our daughters build self esteem. Our society places great emphasis on female beauty.
Negative messages reach our children at a very early age.
Helping girls increase confidence in their unique talents, interests and abilities reduces their reliance on physical appearance as their main measure of self worth; developing a more rounded self concept where appearance is only one of many attributes.
Girls will focus on developing attributes other than beauty if they perceive that the significant people in their lives place value on these characteristics as well.
Sadly, many adults do not like their bodies.
But helping girls love and accept themselves because of who they are and not what they look like, will help your children grow into adults who do!