Thursday, April 18, 2013


I know I have neglected my blog, and I apologize, but I graduate April 27!!!  And I have a job interview, with the special education director of a local school district!!!

In the past, I have promoted Dove.  I love how Dove instills in girls that there is more to a girl than just her looks.  As  women, we tend to be critical of how we look (at least I know I do).  Our teenage daughters are especially critical of themselves, comparing their looks and body to those of TV stars and models.  

Well, Dove did it again.  In the video below, two people describe the same person.  The difference between the two descriptions is remarkable.

I think every mother should sit down with her tween/teen daughter (or even her son) and watch this video together.

How do you see yourself?   How do you think others see you?


Mama Up! said...

Heh, I'm pretty sure I see myself as more attractive than what is reality. I'm always surprised to see myself in a mirror looking older, chunkier.. shorter. The me in my head could be hot!

Laura said...

I'm like that too Christa, except mine is with pictures. In the mirror, I think I look fine, but when I see a picture of myself, I think I look much older.

Adrienne said...

Oh wow Laura, I love that! I remember never thinking much of myself growing up. Everyone else was more beautiful but it took me graduating from high school to understand that most of those girls were shallow and felt unloved.

I learned to love myself over the years just the way I was and I'm a pretty darn wonderful person. I may not be the best looking person in the world but over time looks will fade for everyone so what do you really have after that?

I love this video and am going to share it as well. Thank you so much.


Unknown said...

I was so moved by this video. It is amazing how critical we are of ourselves.

The Budget Diet said...

I heard about this on the radio this morning, but seeing it is really powerful! Thanks for sharing!

Christy said...

My daughter thinks she is fat occasionally and I have to remind her that she isn't any where close to being fat. Kids are picked on and bullied at school at an alarming rate. With all the tv commercials and models, teens end up thinking that they have to be super skinny to be in the in crowd. So sad!

Dominique Goh said...

Congrads on the graduation. I too love that Dove ad :)

Lexie Lane said...

First, congratulations!

This post gave me goose bumps! I don't known why. It's so sad how hard we are on ourselves sometimes. But do you think also that sometimes people just don't want to outright say anything bad about others, while we do when we describe ourselves?

Unknown said...

That is just so cool! I find it pretty incredible that the artist could come up with the 2 versions that fit so well--the poor self-image and the other that really looked like the person, even though he didn't see them at all.

Anonymous said...

Stopping by from the Comment Love Tribe!

I loved this. I think it is so important for moms to teach their daughters that confidence is your most attractive attribute.

Lauren #SITSBlogging

Lauren said...

I had not seen this video before, though I've seen a few of Dove's videos. I think they have some really great content and this video was no different. What great concepts, and great messages. Thanks for sharing this, I really enjoyed watching this video. <3 #sitsblogging

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