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Model self acceptance, encourage a child to #BeYou

Model self acceptance, encourage a child to #BeYou

MADISON, Wis. - If you work with kids or teens, News 3 Now and SSM Health are looking for #BeYou ambassadors!

The program is focused on making sure our young people know there's value in being unique.  That can be particularly tough with all the pressures they face on a day-to-day basis.

Dr. Kathleen Hipke, an SSM Health child psychologist, says the concept goes beyond making sure kids and teenagers know they can be proud of who they are.  A lot of it, Hipke says, is something adults should be modeling, as well.

"I think in addition to really showing kids we're interested in their interests, I think one thing we really have to do is model self-acceptance ourselves and be able to let kids see that we also kind of step into what we're interested in or what our values are or what our opinions are without a lot of trepidation about what other people think," Hipke said.

 

 

Click here to apply to become a #BeYou ambassador and help spread the message that it’s great to be one-of-a-kind.

If you'd like to learn more about the #BeYou effort, check out this story featuring Savanna Oaks Middle School explain what #BeYou means to students there.

 

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