What's behind that smile? Self confidence? Inspiration? - Family Love In My City

What's behind that smile? Self confidence? Inspiration?

Friday, August 17, 2012


Sometimes I look at this little girl, and I am blown away by this smile. Not just because when she smiles, I smile...but everything that is behind that smile. Her little heart and soul holds this self confidence that I sometimes lack.

I didn't want to write that, but it's true. It happens. 

But, as a parent, all I want to do is make sure that her self confidence and drive never dies, and when and if it ever dims, I can help guide her as she gains it back.

I heard once that self confidence is conquering fears, and right now, she is fearless.
A younger, smarter, faster me.

It's inspiring, because not only at six, but at any age, this big, big world is full of opportunities to conquer fear and build confidence. Crest and P&G Oral Care believe this too, and the more confidence you have in the health of your mouth, the more opportunities you have to face the world with a winning smile and attitude.

Crest has a new line of Complete Deep Clean products like including Multi Benefit Whitening and Deep Clean toothpaste, Oral-B Complete SATINfloss (my fave) and Complete Action PowerToothbrush and Manual Toothbrush to help keep confidence in your oral health! You can learn more about these and the P&G Oral Care Olympic Games partnership by "liking" Crest 3D White, Crest and Oral-B on Facebook.

And to put a smile on your face, we've got a giveaway for (1) Crest Complete Deep Clean Prize Pack! Enter by leaving a comment...How do you build self confidence in your children? I'd love to hear all of your tips!

You can add an additional entry by liking Crest on Facebook. Go ahead and leave a second comment letting me know you did!


Giveaway will be open until Friday August 24th 11:59 pm. 18 and up. US entries only.



I wrote this review while participating in a test drive campaign by Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of Crest and Oral-B and received product samples to facilitate my candid review. Latina Mom Bloggers sent me a promotional gift to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.



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46 comments

  1. I try to encourage and give my son a lot of praise for when he accomplishes or tries to accomplish something.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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    1. Praising takes such little effort, but does wonders! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I like Crest on facebook

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  3. I think the best way to encourage a child's self-confidence is to make situations that allow him/her to be successful at something on his own and to recognize that success.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  4. I like Crest on FB as Mary Beth Elderton
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  5. I try to give my daughter a little bit of independence. And I constantly tell her how proud I am of her and how much I love her.

    trisha71478 at gmail dot com

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  6. I like Crest on FB

    trisha71478 at gmail dot com

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  7. I encourage my kids to make their own decisions, although am readily available for advice if they ask.

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  8. I always tell them their can do or be anything they want. If you don't get everything you wanted to do today there is always tomorrow.
    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

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  9. LIKE Crest on Facebook [Geri Sandoval]
    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

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  10. We build self-confidence in our girls by encouraging them verbally and physically as well as instilling in them values and honesty. We let them make their own decisions (granted they're only 2 and 6) and learn from the successes and mistakes.

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  11. I built confidence in my kids by loving them and showing pride in the good things they do and not being too harsh of the bad things they do. I point it out and discuss different choices that can be made in the future.

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com

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  12. I like Crest on facebook as Claire Lacy McKeon
    mosaic317 at gmail dot com

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  13. I encourage them to be them selfs and have no regrets.
    Nofearon@rocketmail.com

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  14. I encourage my grandson to do the best he can and I let him know I love him.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. by pointing out their positive qualities and making them feel loved and wanted.

    jakellcth@msn. com

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  16. like crest on FB. thanks
    jakellcth@ msn. com

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  17. We build self confidence ion our kids by teaching them to be independent.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  18. Tell them what a good job they did, when they do a good job.

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  19. I encourage them and praise them on jobs well done as well as make sure they know how much I love them!

    trasinalm at gmail dot com

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  20. I like Crest on FB as Trasina McGahey
    trasinalm at gmail dot com

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  21. I think confidence comes from having a supportive parent/family. I always use dinner time or car rides to talk with my daughter to praise her and to know that I am really interested in everything she does.

    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

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  22. I like Crest on Facebook (Les Johnson).

    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

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  23. I try to always tell my son that he makes me happy and that he can do and be anything that he wants to be.

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  24. Always be supportive of their choices, and go to their games, plays, etc.

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  25. By letting her make her own choices and telling her not to give up and tell her that if she tried her best then that is what matters

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  26. I like crest on fb (Clair freebie)

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  27. When my daughter was little we would always brush our teeth together and afterwards was story time. I always told her what a great job she did.I never had a problem with her brushing her teeth.At about 1 she wanted me to brush her teeth,the few she had. I started her early,and she went to the dentist at about 2.As she got older 4 or 5 she was real good at it.Flossing was harder to get her to do.Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    tigers3450@att.net

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  28. Oops! I misunderstood the question. I encouraged my daughter to always do her best.She was my only child so she was so loved. I encouraged her to do good in school.She graduated at 16 with the best grades in the whole school.Started Western Career College at 17,graduated at 17 with honors.Got her degree and a good job at 18.I'm not a proud mom am I? Lol! I'm so proud of her and I tell her often.She's 26 now,getting married next yr. Thanks! :)

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  29. I love to encourage my kids to do things they love and always praise them for doing good!

    Lexijo213 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Like Crest on Facebook!
    Kristin Sawatzke
    Lexijo213 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I encourage them to try their best and practice, practice, practice. Nobody starts off great at something, they worked hard practicing it

    mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

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  32. My kids are grown now, but I encouraged self confidence in them by making sure they had plenty of opportunities for genuine success.

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  33. I like Crest on Facebook as Dani Freeman.

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  34. I build self confidence in my children by letting them know that they can do or be anything that that they want to hard work and perservance

    Jeana O'donnell-Murphy
    jeanagirl1@yahoo.com

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  35. I already like Crest on Facebook

    Jeana O'donnell-Murphy
    jeanagirl1@yahoo.com

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  36. You have to let kids fail and succeed to build confidence. Once kids get a taste of both, they learn that they have the power over their own decisions and success.

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  37. I build self confidence in my son by always telling him how smart he is and always recognizing when he does a good job. Whether it's brushing his teeth, putting away his toys, building a castle with his blocks or sharing with others, I make it a point to let him know that I'm proud of him.

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