I’ve been writing a blog post for Girlguiding about a project on body confidence we did this year. However, on a hunt for a video we used doing it, I came across a new video from Dove Self-Esteem Project. One of the things I’ve really noticed over the last year is how much what our mothers say about themselves can affect what we daughters think about ourselves. One of the mixed messages we can get is when our mothers smile when they are told how much we look like them, but then on another day complain about how fat/old/ugly they think they are….what does that say about what us mini-mes look like (or are going to look like)?!
If we tell someone that they are beautiful, but then go on to say that we are not…it sends a message that what we say cannot be trusted. It’s a mixed message.
Let’s stop being mean about ourselves and each other…?