Friday, December 11, 2009

Campaign Alert and Giveaway: Dove Self-Esteem Fund CLOSED



Having a background in marketing and advertising, I've seen my fair share of commercials and campaigns. Unfortunately, many companies resort to marketing ploys that exploit women, using scantily clad size 0-2 models to peddle everything from beer to cars to beauty products. It's no wonder that we ladies feel self-conscious if our teeth are a little crooked or if, heaven forbid, we wear a size 8 or larger. What happened to the days where voluptuous was considered sexy? Didn't Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate sex symbol, wear a size 10? Times have changed for the worse and, sadly, so has our self-image. Depression and low self-esteem have reached a national crisis level.

Low self-esteem is an issue that affects all women regardless of age or ethnicity. It can lead to introversion, a withdrawal from normal life and a waste of potential. But one company is setting out to make a difference and reverse this trend: Dove. You may have caught their Campaign for Real Beauty on TV, which uses "real" women rather than models in an effort to redefine beauty. Well, Dove's new "Thank You for Making a Difference" project is another step to encourage young women to defeat these damaging stereotypes, accept themselves as they are and live up to their full potential. See one of the shocking outreach videos below:



Dove recently released the Real Girls, Real Pressure: A National Report on the State of Self-Esteem, conducted with girls between 8 and 17 and commissioned by Dove Self-Esteem Fund (DSEF), to provide additional information to help Dove better understand the issues, causes and outcomes of low-esteem -- as well as the most powerful change agents on a national and regional level. Findings from the report found that 70% of girls feel they do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationships. Most disturbing is that girls with low self-esteem are engaging in harmful and destructive behavior that can leave a lasting imprint on their lives.

The Dove Self-Esteem Fund (DSEF) was established as an agent of change to inspire and educate girls and young women about a wider definition of beauty. DSEF is a global project, which consists of a network of local country initiatives linked in strategy and direction by a global steering group. In each country, the Dove Self-Esteem Fund supports a specific charitable organization to help foster self-esteem. In the U.S., it supports the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Girls Scouts of the USA to help build confidence in girls 8-17 with after-school programs, self-esteem building events and educational resources.The DSEF is committed to help girls build positive self-esteem and a healthy body image, with a goal of reaching 5 million girls globally with self-esteem programming by 2010. It has already reached over 3.5 million young women since 2005.
What you may not know is that each time you purchase a Dove product, you are supporting the Self-Esteem Fund. Simply enter your Dove UPC here and select a charity. For every UPC code entered through December 15, Dove will donate $1 to inspiring self-esteem programs at a charity partner of your choice (Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Girls, Inc.). Buy a great product from a reliable brand and help daughters nationwide feel beautiful inside and out? It's truly win-win! Dove will also donate $1,000 to a national charity that supports self-esteem around the holidays on behalf of all bloggers who support this initiative. Awesome!

But wait, there's more...

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win a Dove Self-Esteem Prize Pack including two "True You!" workbooks for mothers and daughters to complete together, a plush terry cloth spa robe and two Dove products! Here's what you've gotta do:

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Tell me what you've done to educate or raise your or your child's self-esteem. I can't wait to read your inspiring stories! Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile or if you are not a blogger!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count!

1.) Follow my blog or subscribe via reader or email. Comment telling me which method you chose. If you already follow or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry)

2.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry)

3.) Tell me your favorite Dove product. (1 entry)

4.) Add my blog button and/or my holiday button to your site and leave a comment with the link to where I can find it. (1 entry for each)

5.) Enter any of my other current giveaways and leave a comment telling me which one(s) you entered. (1 entry each)

Giveaway will end on December 27, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. Contest open to U.S. and Canada. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I was invited to post about this topic courtesy of Victoria at Rocket XL. I was not compensated in any way for this post.

182 comments:

daer0n said...

What i do to raise my daughters self esteem is teach her that no matter what she is beautiful, and that she doesn't have to wear nice clothes or makeup when she grows up to be able to look good. She sees me taking care of myself, working out and being healthy to feel good inside out, and i think she takes example on the things that i do, since she tries to follow what i do as well. Being as young as she is, 4 years old, she is very confident and sure of herself, which i think is great :)

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Janet and Maya said...

I try to remind my daughter that beautiful is a reflection of a person's spirit, not their outward appearance.

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bethany said...

I try to teach my daughter to find the beauty and grace in everything, including herself. I also teach her it's okay to make mistakes and screw up sometimes.

Thanks for the chance! This is an awesome program!

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Jen said...

My daughter is 5 years old and a little over a year ago, she got ready for a birthday party and she says “Am I beautiful?” and I said “of course on the inside and the out.” Of course she was a little confused so we had the talk about being beautiful isn’t just about being pretty; it is also about how kind, compassionate, nice, and caring you are. Her smile was amazing and she was all proud “I’m beautiful on the inside and out” she says and she still remembers that because we still tell each other all the time.

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Jen said...

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codi said...

I make sure to always commend for a job well done, or even a job attempted to be well done. I pay as much attention as I possibly can to let them know they are important. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (at) gmail.com

Carolsue said...

We always try to look for something GOOD the kids have done every day and praise them for it! Sometimes it's hard on bad days, but there's always something! Also, we tell them they can do whatever they set their mind to!
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Gerrie said...

I have let my daughter color her hair and experiment with her hair and her looks and let her know that no matter what she looks good and as long as she feels good about herself then she does not need to worry about what other people think or say
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Gerrie said...

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Gerrie said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

let them know everyone is different and those perfect images are indeed not perfect....making them realize its whats from the heart

cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

Tell them they can not control everything.

mogrill said...

I try to teach my daughter to follow her dreams and always be true to herself. Thanks for the chance.
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Buttons and Bows said...

ONe of the biggest things I have done with my daughters is to teach them to be real. To have good character and to be true with themselves and with other people. I think our true self bears witness with ourselves whether we are being right or not. If you are nice to others they will be nice to you, If you are honest, others will be honest with you.(not always but atleast you know you have done right.)
The inward shows through more than the outward. If you are beautiful on the outside and you have a stinky personality, all that beauty is worth nothing. I believe when you are a geniune person it shines through and that alone will raise your self esteem because you know you have done right by others.
I see that character already shining through in them and it makes a mother proud.
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Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

I tell my children how beautiful they are inside and out daily, I praise them all the time for a job well done, I talk to them about bullying and how it makes them feel or how it would make others feel if they were to do that to others.

Cheryl said...

Even though my daughter is only 2, I try to validate her needs. I tell her I love her and that she is beautiful. I let her know when she is doing good.
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Laureen said...
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Laureen said...

I have given them lots of compliments and praise and spoken with them about how I was shy and had low self-esteem as a child. I also have made it light-hearted by telling them to put their shyness in their pocket when necessary, so that they can feel a strong sense of self-esteem.

I've also spent a good deal of time explaining to them the problems with Barbie (modeling the unrealistic perfect body) so that they are consciously aware of false body image goals. Thanks!

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Heather! said...

I work in detention centers with teenage 'bad' girls. This is part of a program done through Girl Scouts. The program involves teaching girls how and why they should value themselves, and tries to get at the root of their choices and behaviors to try to keep them out of jail, but also to raise their self-esteem. It's amazing to me how many of these girls start the program truly not caring what happens to them. Happily, I can say that we do at least make a dent in the mountain of crap that rains down on these girls. Some of them do emerge from the program and the experience with a new sense of self-worth and recognition of their own talents and abilities. It's a small step, but it's at least one step in the right direction.

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mverno said...

always do what they think is right not what others want you to do . mverno@roadrunner.com

nick said...

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sohamolina said...

My husband and I shoer her with love and show her how to stand up for herself. That has made her a confident child.

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409cope said...

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Carolyn G said...

I have taught that it doesn't matter how you look as long as you are true to yourself and love yourself. Outer beauty is fleeting it's the inner beauty that counts.

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bwaybabe912 said...

I beleive my children have great self esteem because we have always told them they can do anything and be anything, and we read to them as much as we could so they are all bright.
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cindy said...

Hi, I have put my two younger kids in more activities like basketball and piano depending on what they like. I know this is giving them more self esteem. Thanks

cstironkat said...

I tell them when they accomplish something they should be proud of themselves. I tell them they are special and that so is eveyone else. We also do volunteer work together and this gives them reasons to feel good about themselves.

Benita said...

I am an active listener. I hear what my daughter says, paraphrase it for her and validate her beliefs by agreeing with her and telling her she's right. This raises her self esteem.

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cstironkat said...

I like the Dove deodorant but all their products are great.

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Erica C. said...

I make my girl point out something she loves about herself in every picture that is taken of her. It makes her see all the great things about herself and love everything.

jsc123 said...

I have a very close and open relationship with all of my girls so they always come to me to share everything.
I have always stressed how important and beautiful each of my girls are. They know that what matters most is staying true to themselves. That they are gorgeous just as they are and do not need to lose weight,wear more makeup,do drugs or give in to peer pressure in order to be accepted.
They know that they are each unique in the way that God made them.
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TextbookMommy said...

I teach my children that loving yourself is the present you can give to yourself and that when you do this, other people will see you shine!

gsm57 said...

I have taught my daughter to be herself in all situations and to stretch her comfort zone. Doing things that you wouldn't otherwise do raises your self-esteem.

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Rob said...

I just try to remind her at every opportunity how special she is...that different isn't bad.

Thanks for the giveaway!

KowgirlsRule said...

I don't have children but every chance I get I try to encourage my niece. I tell her how beautiful she is and constantly give her uplifting messages to let her know how terrific she is and that she can do anything she sets her mind to.

Amanda said...

At the age of 4 my daughter is already experiencing peer pressure from her friends at preschool. They already ostracize other little girls based on what they wear and how their hair is done. One little girl in particular was giving my daughter a hard time because she dresses differently than her, and never wears a braid in her hair (silly, I know...). So I sat my 4 year old down and explained to her that it doesn't matter what other people think about you, what you wear, how you look, etc. I made sure to let her know that everyone is different, looks different, likes to wear different clothes, etc. I made sure that she knew she is beautiful and unique, and she doesn't have to try to fit a mold that another kid wants her to fit. She no longer gets upset in the morning about what she is going to wear that day, or how I'm going to do her hair. She's accepted that she should just be confident in herself and her own tastes. macd82 at gmail dot com

yellowlabs said...

I dont have a child yet, but I always tell my nieces and nephews that they are beautiful on the inside and out and how special they are to me.

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erma said...

I told them to be theirselves no matter what anyone says about them.
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amyd said...

I encourage my son to be himself,try new things&really support him in anything he chooses!

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checkers said...

I try to encourage my child and support him.

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cpullum said...

I have encouraged my grils to do waht the want and both choose sports. I am at all their games cheering them on and voluntering! They love that!
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Jessica H said...

i tell my babies i love them and there the most beautiful things in the world
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NesieBird said...

I have have used positive reinforcement in the form of kudos as she has progressed in school. Whenever she does well on an assignment in school, I am sure to let her know how pleased I am. She has been improving in her work on a fairly continual basis. kneecree at gmail dot com

Erika*Coffee said...

I praise the little small details that show good, morally right choices like choosing NOT to make fun of someone or giving to another in need, etc.

Pamela S said...

I always tell my daughter she can be anything she wants and do anything she wants. We let her try new activities and encourage her in all she does. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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Susan said...

I am teaching my grand-daughter that it's what inside that really counts. I tell her that she is a very important person to her grandfather and myself and her parents.

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Jinxy and Me said...

I encourage my nephew's self-esteem by letting him work out challenges on his own and praising him when he does.

blueviolet said...

We were lucky as the children were growing up to live in a university town with a multitude of cultural offerings. We were able to expose them and immerse them in experiences relating to all aspects of their ethnic backgrounds. :)
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I encourage positive thinking intime@myself.com

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I tell my kids that they can be whatever they want to be and give them compliments. I try not to discourage them but look on the positive side of things.

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carolpie said...

I tell my children that not just looking inward but looking to help others will help fulfill you and this is what makes a person have a great caring heart and an inner glow which is beautiful. I do stress healthy eating and exercise and taking care of yourself,so all those together help them feel good. We also stress that we love them, no matter what, and they all have unique talents which we encourage them to express. We tell them-we are proud of you.

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susan1215 said...

I give my children compliments and tell them they can be whatever the want to be.

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JoAnn said...

Well, my daughter was born into a family with an overweight Mom, grandparetns, aunts/uncles, etc. I have taught her to love herself for who she is. I taught her most importantly to treat everyone with respect because God created us each differently. She has an Aunt who is mentally handicapp so my daughter who is now 18 doesn't make fun of overweight people, doesn't giggle at the mentally handicapp. I have gave her compliments at every turn, reminding her she's beautful, she's smart. I daughter did not inherit my weight problems which I am happy to report I am successful working on. She did inherit my caring nature. I could not be prouder of her.

bettycd said...

I encouraged my daughter to follow her own interests and not just pick what her friends want to do. As such she was often the only girl in the group in the summer classes where you build your own camera and develop your pictures, the model rocket class, the robotics club, and even the karate class. Today she is studying to be an electrical engineer and if you could hear the excitement in her voice as she explains lab projects you would agree - she is exactly where she wants to be.

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i try to compliment my daughters at least 3 times a day..with a you look nice,your hair is cool that way or another nice comment :)

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missrantsypants said...

I always tell my family how beautiful I think each one of them is. I comment them on their best qualities, and never say anything negative.


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giggling kids said...

I teach thar no matter what anybody else says they are beautifuL!

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angie said...

I talk with my daughter all of the time and let her know that it's important to believe in herself. I tell her that it is also important to choose friends who are kind and caring. I let her know that when kids are mean or picking on others that it's not because they are better than the kids that they are picking on, it's because they feel bad about their self.

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purplepassion126 said...

We recognize the good that she does by complimenting her and speaking positively to her and about her. . .open positive commmunication is key, including listening to her and respecting her opinion. We also challenge her by letting her take chances and increasing her responsibilities and involvement in various activities. . .developing her leadership skills helps increase her self esteem.

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Danielle said...

My mom always wrote letters to us on New Years giving us confidence about what we would accomplish in the coming year!

bev said...

I've always told my daughters, true beauty comes from within their hearts. I do like the Dove products, so this would be nice to win. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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From my daughter's earliest age I have made it a point to praise her and encourage her in everthing she does. In my case I always set a goal for myself to achieve. garrettsambo@aol.com

Atreau said...

Thinking about the good things I've done helps to lift and build my self-esteem.

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I make sure to keep on open dialogue with my daughter. I tell her about the importance of having self respect. Also my husband plays an active role in her life to ensure she develops self esteem. I encourage them to do activities by themselves.
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phyllisg said...

Self esteem just may come with self control. I pray my children will not fall victim to drugs and alcohol.

lilyk said...

I use praise and encouragement.

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dvice said...

I try to promote indepedence and their ability to think and do for themselves with encouragement for their efforts

Gianna said...

I always teach my children the importance of learning and hard work :)

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I give them positive reinforcement.
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