The Dove Self-Esteem Project: Expert resources for parents and mentors
The evidenced-based resources on this site have been specifically designed to encourage young people to develop and maintain a healthy body image during the transition to adulthood.
In a world that constantly tells young people how they should look and has a narrow definition of “beautiful”, how can we help them value their unique beauty and stay true to themselves?
Working with experts from the fields of psychology, health, and media, the Dove Self-Esteem Project has developed a range of resources – including videos, activities, case studies, and professional advice – to help guide parents and teenagers.
As well as helping you understand how your child is feeling, our materials will help you counter the negative influence of the media and bullying on young people’s body image.
Research shows that spending just 30 minutes engaging with the resources on this site will empower you to boost the self-esteem and mood of the young person you love – and improve your own body image, too. So what are you waiting for?
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This checklist will help you work on your parent-child communication.
Average read time: 3mins read
Communicating with your child should be easy. But miscommunication is easier. You make a simple comment about what they’re wearing and they storm off, slamming the door. You ask what they had for lunch and they assume it’s an attack about their diet. While you’re just trying to show how much you care about them, their reactions suggest you’re speaking a different language.
How to improve communication skills to talk to your daughter effectively and strengthen your mother-daughter relationship
Average read time: 6mins read
Convincing kids that it’s worth devoting time and effort to schoolwork can be a major source of tension. Here, a mother, Jennifer, and her daughters, Emily and Samantha, give their views on a typical mother-daughter struggle over homework – showing how understanding other people’s points of view in family disputes can reduce anger and upset on all sides.