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Jul 3, 2013
Items to Promote Self-Esteem on Compliment Your Mirror Day
This quirky, lesser-known holiday gives a nod to self-confidence by showing off the smile inducing effect of a beautiful view – you!
Ready to see everyone you know at this year's Fourth of July party? Well we've got just the thing to get your child in the mood to show off. July 3 is (unofficially) deemed Compliment Your Mirror Day, a holiday to smile and wink at your own beautiful face and promote self-esteem for people of every age. In that spirit, we have compiled a list of mirrors that are silly, fun and just plain pretty to get your kid in the mood to celebrate his or her own look.
A teen can't take it off the wall to use it, but if your kid loves to skate, this cool skateboard mirror may create a more enjoyable viewing experience for him. Encouraging his passion while getting him to glance in the mirror? Now that's what we're talkin' about! On sale for $149.99 at Uncommon Goods.
This floral mirror is pretty enough to be a main feature in your teen's room, but mature enough to be displayed in any room of the house. She needs all the confidence she can get – and a beautiful daisy border around her face will only help to improve her self-image. Find it at the Pottery Barn offshoot PBteen for $299.
Lift your spirits by staring into the encouraging words of Oscar Wilde. These screen printed mirrors feature a choice of two different quotes by the famous poet: "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance" and "It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances." Get it for $89 for one at gnr8.biz.
Baby will love seeing his silly self in this blue and red reflective climber. With a small step and a little bit of an angle, the play possibilities are endless. Let your child slide down on his belly while he witnesses his own reaction to all the fun! The shape and size of this toy make standing up easier – and, with its flexible mirror screen and crushable corners, your child can play safely while building self-esteem. Recommended for ages 6 months and up. Get it at Kids Supply Source online for $65.03.
Pick up a little pink vanity that will help your toddler discover her adorable features. Head, shoulders, knees and toes … your little girl can play grownup without getting all messy in your makeup – with her very own lipstick and powder brush. Dress-up can be even more fun with a light-up mirror by Fisher-Price that plays dance favorites like the ABCs. Find it at Kmart stores or at its online store for $29.99.
Ever had a piece of spinach stuck in your braces at the lunch table that no one tells you about? (OMG, soo embarrassing!) Save your daughter her dignity while encouraging her to sneak a peek at her own beautiful smile with a mirror she can hang around her neck. For $17, you can gift her a valiant and whimsical mirrored unicorn she can take with her on all her travels. Find it on Etsy.
If you have a child with special needs, you know that even the simple things in life can seem like huge challenges. But when the teenage years hit? Consider life even more confusing and self-esteem harder to come by. This mirror may make sharing and controlling everyday emotions easier. This cheery little sun is great for the morning – to influence waking up happy! It's small enough to be hand held and also comes in angry, surprised and sad emotions to encourage your school-aged child to express any feelings she may want to get out. Mirrors available for $44.95 at Achievement Products.