Kate Middleton Launched a Campaign to Raise Children’s self esteem
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton launches a new mental health campaign whose purpose is to encourage children to “feel comfortable in their own skin”.
In a specially recorded video, the Duchess calls parents and teachers to “give children the emotional power” that they need to “realize their true potential”.
Her campaign begins at the heart of efforts to identify mental illness in schools and eliminate adult life problems.
The duchess’s appeal was recorded for the Place2Be children’s charity organization, the patron of which she is. A new campaign called Being Ourselves helps young people to cope with low self-esteem and create positive images of themselves.
In the recorded video, Kate, pregnant with a third child, said: “Childhood is an incredibly important moment in our life. It is a time when we are exploring our personality, discovering the potential that lies within us, and learning to be ourselves. Our experience at this early stage helps to determine who we are when we grow older, and how comfortable we feel in our own skin”.
The Duchess filmed a video call last month during a visit to the Reach Academy Feltham, where she communicated with students, parents and teachers about the need for early detection of potential problems and support.
“Some children will be faced with more severe problems than others. But I believe that, although we can not change the circumstances, we can ensure that every child is given the best support to discover their real potential. When we are open and honest with each other in relation to the problems we face, we can work together so that children who are under our care have the opportunity to become a better version of themselves”.