How You Can Help Your Daughters Discover Their Beauty

The discussion about beauty and self-esteem begins with me

Showing My Daughters How To Find Their Beauty

When Louise was younger, she let other people tell her how she should define beauty. Now that she's older she's hoping to teach her daughters that beauty comes from this.


Louise Gleeson

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When I was younger, I let other people tell me what my beauty should be and how I should feel about it.

And so many times, I didn’t feel good enough.

And it took me too long to figure out where to find my beauty, because I was looking in the wrong places.  

It was there in my successes and friendships and relationships. 

It still is.

And I'm doing my best to show my daughters how to find theirs.

Now at 40, I am facing a new wave of outside pressures and inside voices telling me what beautiful should be, and I have to show my daughters how I live in my skin with confidence.

To start the conversation with my girls, I asked them to tell in this video why they think I'm beautiful.

Click the read the rest of Louise's post and to see her daughters' video...


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I'm the lucky Mummy of four school-aged kids between six and 14, who took the black & white plan I had for my life and made it technicolour. I've been writing since I was seven (I won my first writing contest that year) and finally got my act together and went to journalism school. I'm a Don Draper (not Derek Shepherd) and Breaking Bad (not The Bachelor) kind of gal.

If I'm not parenting, cooking, tidying, writing or watching Netflix marathons, you can be certain I'm reading (everything and anything). Motherhood can be a lonely place without the support of other mummies, so be warned...if I like you, I'm going to keep you!

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