Advice for mums and dads on how to build self-esteem
Do you want to help prepare your child to overcome low self-esteem and increase body confidence during adolescence? Use our articles and activities to help them feel self-assured inside and out.
The foundation of positive body confidence is taking good care of your body and respecting yourself. It's important to notice the impact that the physical and emotional changes of puberty may be having on your child's self-esteem and self-image.
Our articles explore the research linking body confidence with positive health behaviours. And our activities will help you and your child take care of body, mind and spirit during what can be a confusing time.
Start reading and sharing with your child today – and help their body confidence blossom.
Supporting her personal style in the face of peer pressure
Teach your daughter how to avoid peer pressure and celebrate individuality in her fashion and beauty choices, to develop her own unique sense of style.
As well as boosting teen fitness, exercise is great for teen mental health, self-confidence and body image. Use our advice and tips to get your child moving
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The benefits of exercise go far beyond the physical. Discover the scientific facts about the positive link between exercise and body image, and give your child the exercise bug, with our action checklist.
Noticing signs of puberty in your daughter? Use our expert advice and action checklist to help you and your girl deal with puberty symptoms such as mood swings.
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Once upon a time you had a carefree little girl who told you (and her teddy) everything. Now she’s going through puberty, you may notice some changes, so we’ve created an action checklist to help you and your daughter navigate them.
Worried about how to guide your daughter through body changes in puberty? Our puberty facts, advice and tips will help her through the transition to womanhood
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The ups and downs of growing up can leave parents confused, and their daughters bewildered. Every girl’s experience of puberty is different, but this tumultuous time can be easier if you understand what's going on beneath the surface.
The Dove Self-Esteem Project & Be Real Campaign support parents & teachers to increase self worth in teens & young women, helping them feel more body confident
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At Dove, we're committed to making beauty a source of confidence, not anxiety. That’s why we're a founding partner of the Be Real Campaign – a national movement formed in response to the Reflections on Body Image report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Body Image. Together, we are campaigning to change attitudes to body image, put health above appearance, and help all of us be confident in our bodies.
Learn how to build self-esteem and confidence – and help your child learn to love their body in the process – with our practical tips and activities.
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If you suffer from low confidence and self-esteem, your negativity could have a knock-on effect on your child. Use our action checklist to cut out self-criticism – and give your child’s body confidence a boost, too.