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I've Started Telling My Daughters I'm Beautiful

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

So, the title is misleading because I haven't. But...after reading this article this morning (which literally left me in shock, it was THAT good)...I am going to.

It's a quick, but powerful read and I honestly think it's essential reading for any mom of young girls that is working hard to take care of her body.

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Honestly...I can't stop thinking about this. All I have to say in response is...WOW.

It's going to take some time to work through all the implications of this piece.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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JUSGETTENBY42 12/5/2012 9:55AM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/30/2012 8:03AM

    I love the Offbeat blogs! Great article.

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CM_GARDNER78 11/22/2012 11:55PM

    Wow! Powerful indeed. Great article - thanks for sharing!!

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MARYHENNIG 11/22/2012 1:45AM

  EVEN THE PRETTIEST OF PEOPLE HAVE FLAWS.

BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN.

EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL.

UNFORTUNATELY, SOME PEOPLE DON'T TAKE THE TIME TO FIND THE BEAUTY IN OTHERS.

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NAOLEE 11/21/2012 5:49PM

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SHOAPIE 11/19/2012 12:27PM

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GALINAZ 11/19/2012 12:15PM

    I shared this with all my rellies...it wouldn't hurt for mothers of sons either!

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JURASSICSUE 11/18/2012 2:19PM

    I love this - thanks for posting it.

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SANDYLH1 11/18/2012 11:08AM

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EATVEGAN 11/17/2012 4:00PM

    Children are very accepting. My daughter used to call me her pretty little mommy until her father arrived on the scene and laughed at her for it. My children were never ashamed of me and my looks even though I projected a doesn't-care-for-herself image. I am truly blessed.
I've been doing a challenge to look at myself in the mirror and say nice things about myself. To make it easy on myself I just look in the mirror and sing "Pretty Woman."
It seems like I'm getting prettier when I do it.
I really like what BABAOF4 says.

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MISSLISA1973 11/17/2012 9:44AM

    It's a great article, and you absolutely should tell your daughters. Because you are beautiful! emoticon

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LYNNIERN 11/17/2012 8:17AM

    Wow, really great article. Thanks for sharing.

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BLUEJEAN99 11/17/2012 1:47AM

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LIBBYL1 11/16/2012 11:12PM

  thanks for sharing!

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JAMER123 11/16/2012 10:33PM

    emoticon blog and article!! emoticon emoticon

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CICELY360 11/16/2012 9:57PM

  Good blog and good article. Sometimes, as moms, we forget that our daughters learn to appreciate themselves from the way we feel about ourselves. Maybe I should start saying I'm beautiful more. I always tell my daughter that she's beautiful.

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DIANNEMT 11/16/2012 9:27PM

    The challenge to give myself a goodie fits in with this--I have to be NICE to me--to compliment me. And--being nice to myself makes me see myself better--so try thinking that way, too.

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DALID414 11/16/2012 9:13PM

    WOW is definitely the right response.

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KIPPER15 11/16/2012 8:28PM

    You are beautiful. Believe it because it is true. Share it not just with your daughters but with the world. emoticon great article.

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MIMIDOT 11/16/2012 6:38PM

    Awesome blog! You give young mothers something to think about. You are beautiful!
Rock on!!!!

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NEWTINK 11/16/2012 6:29PM

    That is a very powerful article .... thank you for sharing it emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 11/16/2012 6:12PM

  At the same time, I do not want my daughter to become conceited - and, in fact, that did happen to her - because we constantly told her how beautiful she was. I have regrets about that now. I would never tell her she was unattractive, but I also think that one must be careful. I am, very honestly, not beautiful, and I don't intend to lie to myself nor to my daughter. However, what she can see is how I am working hard to improve myself, to lose weight, to get stronger, and I want her to get that message as strongly as she once got the message that she was gorgeous.

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PENOWOK 11/16/2012 5:34PM

    YES! You are beautiful and so am I! We are God's kids...can it be any other way?

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ALIDOSHA 11/16/2012 5:23PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/16/2012 4:32PM

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BLUE42DOWN 11/16/2012 3:31PM

    That was beautifully said in the article, especially when she looks at what she's been telling them - essentially "I'm ugly because I see myself with mean eyes".

You ARE beautiful and your daughters definitely deserve to hear that.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/16/2012 3:30PM

  emoticon article. emoticon for sharing.

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FAVORITEAUNT84 11/16/2012 1:06PM

    Wow. Thank you so much for sharing!

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FARIS71 11/16/2012 11:07AM

    Great great great concept. That seems so foreign to me. To a lot of us I'm sure.

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JACKIE542 11/16/2012 11:04AM

    WOW! I did love this, this is a great idea! Would probably make us all feel better as we get older. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDA_G50 11/16/2012 10:55AM

    I really never even thought about how having a negative view of myself would affect my daughter...that was until NOW. Thank you for sharing.

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JIBBIE49 11/16/2012 10:29AM

    Once again you're the STAR. emoticon

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HEARTS116 11/16/2012 10:28AM

    This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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BABAOF4 11/16/2012 9:51AM

  You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God for His purpose and glory. Everyone is a unique creation of God. Everything and everyone is beatiful in their own way. What a boring world it wud be if everyone looked the same?! The inner beauty is what lasts, not the outward appearance. Our children do see us differently b/c they love us. To them we are perfect (?) and they look up to us. We teach them how and what to focus on. We need to teach them how everyone is beautiful in God's eyes and then they will look for beauty in everyone. It needs to start seeing how beautiful we are in God's eyes and how much he loves us and how wonderfully are bodies are made. God does not make mistakes! You are beautiful! More is caught than taught. Children learn by example, example , example.

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JOANNHUNT 11/16/2012 9:47AM

    WOW

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HFAYE81 11/16/2012 9:46AM

    Well...you are beautiful!!! Tell them emoticon

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DJSHIP46 11/16/2012 9:06AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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46SHADOW 11/16/2012 8:17AM

    very powerful! I have three daughters... I'll watch the message I'm sending.

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ISHIIGIRL 11/16/2012 8:04AM

    That was a great message. Now I understand my husband a little more when he tells me how beautiful he thinks I am. I will remember this. Thanks for sharing.

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KARRENLYNN 11/16/2012 8:01AM

    Teach them early in life the great value of positive self talk and hearing positive things about them from people who are of great influence to them, like parents. You're doing great! Have a great day! ;)

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BESSHAILE 11/16/2012 7:15AM

    Yep yep

I learned long ago, that my son, my husband, everyone I meet, takes me pretty much at my own value. I get to choose what the value is worth - to me, and to them. If I want my son to have an ugly mom he's embarrassed by, hey - I can act like someone to be embarrassed by. Or I can act like someone to be happy around - or to be proud of - or to be just like when he grows up. LOL, not the feminine part but the happy part.

Besides, honey - you ARE beautiful.

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GRAMPIAN 11/16/2012 6:05AM

  Thought-provoking.

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TRYINGHARD54 11/16/2012 5:47AM

    great atrical

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NCSUE0514 11/16/2012 5:28AM

    TYVM

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CHSHULER89 11/15/2012 11:26PM

    Awesome!! So true! Must say it and believe it, words and actions... powerful message! I am starting to get there and must keep working on it each day.
I have lost 72lbs so far, amazing and so proud of myself! My 3yr beautiful daughter has informed me not to lose my squishy(my squishy stomach). I need to keep learning from her... I hope I lose some more of my squishy, but am very happy that I have come this far. I am beautiful and glad that I am learning to accept who I am and how strong I am physically and emotionally.
Thanks for being so beautiful and sharing it with all of us!!!!! Thanks for being such an inspiration!! Keep it going with a smile!! emoticon

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