“Mom, can I talk to you?”
Just last night my older daughter, Miss C, asked me to come to her room and discuss some changes going on at school. Now that she’s in middle school I find that she is doing this a couple of times a week and I don’t take this lightly. Frankly I am thrilled that she values our conversations, whether they be about sports or friends or anything else that’s on her mind, and that she’s not yet “too cool” to ask my advice! Of course, I have to respect her request for the silent school drop off in the mornings (lest I embarrass her by shouting out my car window “I love you!”) but that’s another situation entirely. The important thing is we are talking and I hope this sets a precedent for the high school years, which will be here before I know it. GOD HELP ME.
“Let’s Talk” is the theme of this year’s Dove Self-Esteem Weekend and I am very proud to once again help spread the word about this event. To kick things off, Dove is hosting a self-esteem building rally October 5 in New York City and will “Walk the Talk” with mentors and girls from their partner organizations (Girls, Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Girl Scouts of the U.S.A), by marching in silence to the heart of Times Square. Their silence will represent all the conversations about beauty anxiety that haven’t taken place. The event will be covered on Twitter so be sure to follow @Dove and the hashtag #DoveInspired on October 5.