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7 Tips for Building Self Esteem in Growing Girls

Growing up is tough. Especially for girls with changing hormones and complex social dynamics. Building self esteem is something that can and should be worked on daily. Doing so is easy and can become part of a routine with Dove Products. Plus, if you stock up at Rite Aid you can snag a bunch of deals. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own.

7 Tips for Building Self Esteem in Growing Girls -- Encourage the weird!

Building Self Esteem

My daughter is turning 11 this month. She’s in 5th grade and is really starting to come into her own. Thankfully she’s got a great attitude and doesn’t let what others think get in her way. She’s proud to be quirky. She’s always telling me, “Weird is the new compliment, Mom.” I freaking love it.

But to keep this trend growing strong, we work on continuously building self esteem every day. Most girls seem to dwell on changing one thing about themselves. Here are some of our tried and true tips to remind her she’s perfect just the way she is:

  • Choosing outfits that make her feel awesome–no matter how strange or mismatched
  • Always complimenting her brave decisions
  • Reminding her to wash her face every night with a Dove White Beauty Bar–it’s the secret to beautiful, soft skin
  • Spending time just listening to how her day went
  • Limiting time spent staring at a screen–we cannot forget what real communication is
  • Eating healthy–it makes her feel her best physically and mentally
  • Getting to be on time to ensure she has energy everyday to be her best

Dove Change One Thing

We choose Dove products firstly, because we love them. Secondly, because they support such a great cause. The Dove Self-Esteem Project reassures girls that don’t need to change one thing about themselves. Watch this video to see what girls are really thinking about themselves.

I know I always wished I had thicker hair. I make sure to remind myself not to think that way or let my daughter hear me say things like that. After all, I am perfectly fine being me. Thin hair and all.

Save on Dove at Rite Aid

Support the Dove Self-Esteem Project and the mission to help girls build self-esteem and remind them they are beautiful just the way they are. Simply shop for your favorite Dove products at Rite Aid this month and you’ll save big.

  • Buy $12 in participating Dove Products at Rite Aid and earn 400 Plenti points. (Plenti point offer good from 11/1/15 through 11/28/15. Limit 4. See for more details.)
  • Plus check for coupons in your local newspaper for double deals.

Do you have any tips on building self esteem? 


Thursday 5th of November 2015

I wish this campaign existed when I was younger. I was always so self conscious.

Kelly Hutchinson

Thursday 5th of November 2015

I did not have any ositive role models when I was growing up. Now I am an insecure adult. I am determined not to have my kids turn out like I did.


Thursday 5th of November 2015

I have such memories of struggling with self-esteem that I work overtime to make sure to give my girls the tools they need to feel confident at every moment. Your tipse are awesome. I try so hard to compliment them not only for what they wear, but for decisions they make :)

Aimee Smith

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

I love that you mentioned complimenting her brave decisions. I always love to point out the things my daughter is good at.

Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

We need to encourage girls to be themselves, not try and bully them into "fitting in"! Every girl is unique and beautiful and deserves to be treated that way!

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