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Every day we have the power to influence how they think by how they see us acting every day.  Do they hear us speaking kindly of others?  Do they hear us as we #speakbeautiful about others? Today I am working with Dove in a post sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own and I can’t wait to share this message.

A little girl dressed up like Harry Potter standing in front of a white door.

You see, my daughter watches me every day… She is watching me when I try on ten shirts before heading out the door.  She watches how I put on my makeup before I go downstairs for the day.  She watches how I run back upstairs to change one final time before heading out the door, with her on my hip… but she also watches me say “Just Right!” to myself in the mirror, because I want her to understand that it is good to have confidence in yourself.   I #speakbeautiful about myself.  #WMSharePositivity

Every day my daughter watches me.  She watches how I talk about myself when someone compliments me: Do I say something like “Oh… no… it’s just because I…”    Or does she hear me say “Thank you!” Every day my daughter watches me.  She watches me when I hug her brothers.  She watches me when I hug her daddy. She watches me as lead us both to the “beautiful” door…

She watches me ask him “Don’t you think that Allie and I look so lovely today?  Like we are ready to impact the world?”    She hears him answer “Yes! You are Beautiful.” and she sees him looking right at her, so she believes it.  I want her to be confident.

She watches me compliment a friend and #speakbeautiful to someone, even if it is someone that we don’t know.  #WMSharePositivity

Dove believes that no girl should be held back from reaching her full potential. However, anxiety over appearance keeps girls from being their best selves, affecting their health, friendships, and even performance at school. For more than 10 years, Dove has been helping young people with self-esteem education, reaching 17 million of them so far.   You can help by tweeting #WMSharePositivity


 As your daughter develops her sense of self in the world, the relationships she has with close family members and friends will influence her sense of self-worth enormously.  As a mom, I know that my role is to help her develop healthy behavior, positive behavior, self-confident behavior.   This is a crucial role.  They learn everything from us: ideas, values, and beliefs.


We face the same pressures as our daughters when it comes to looks, size & shape… and we can be just as susceptible to negative messaging that we hear from others, so I want to show her that it doesn’t matter and we can combat that and speak beautifully…  #WMSharePositivity … about ourselves & others.  We can celebrate what makes us unique and special.  We can set our own goals & reach them.

She watches me ask her brothers “Who is the most creative, wonderful, best mom and sister in the whole wide world?” She hears me when I say “Allie- you are the bravest little girl in the world!” She hears me when I say “Allie- you are just the sweetest!” She hears me when I say “Allie- you make me smile!”


Every day, we have the opportunity to teach our children to be their best selves. and to believe in themselves.  Every day my daughter watches me.  Every day I have the power to fill her mind, heart, and soul with goodness, courage, confidence.

Do you want to win?
Use the hashtags #WMSharePositivity and #Sweepstakes and share how they encourage young girls to build their self-esteem. I will pick one (1) winner who will receive a prize pack.
Each prize pack will be valued at $100 and it will include:

Good luck!

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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