and P&G are asking the question:How
do you support and celebrate your child’s achievements?
proud of my children and am always happy when they do well in something,
whether it’s The Pickle learning a new word or The Princess showing off her
latest dance routine.
in particular, The Princess has done some fantastic art work and she’s won a
few competitions with her colouring and designs.For one of the competitions she designed an
Easter hamper box and won a hamper with her own design on, as well as £100 for
her school.When asked what she thought
the £100 should be spent on, she replied with “Some new big books for the
library”, as they had been previously damaged in a flood.This, along with the way she generally thinks
of others, led to her being awarded with a trophy for Citizenship at
school.She also designed a special logo
for the school’s Olympic week.
In the last
couple of months she’s been busy working on her own colouring competition,
Pudsey’s Adventures.She wanted to give
other people a chance to win something nice and raise money for Children In
Need at the same time.She had the idea
of drawing Pudsey Bear on his adventures and designed a logo of Pudsey in space
and also a colouring sheet of Pudsey at the zoo.She gets excited when we receive a new entry
or have another prize donated, even though she knows the prizes are for someone
supported her success by encouraging her creativity as much as possible.It often takes a lot of practise and patience
(and a lot of paper!) for her to get something exactly how she wants it.We don’t tend to buy treats such as sweets
for doing well, as she is rewarded with prizes when she wins a competition,
although she doesn’t expect to win every one she enters and just enjoys taking
part.Sometimes a bit of praise and
positive comments are as good as a prize or treat.She’s not the sort of child who asks for
things and sulks if they can’t have it and rather than expensive days out she’s
happy to spend a rainy day in the New Forest
splashing in puddles as a ‘treat’!
only proud of her achievements but also proud of the person she is.Of course she has her moments, as all
children do, but is generally a very kind, caring, thoughtful and well behaved
little girl and I feel incredibly lucky to be her Mum!
This is an
entry for the #PGRaisingOlympians Celebrate Their Success Linky,
sponsored by P&G.Their series of
videos show the story of an athlete through the eyes of their mothers,
including this one from the Mum of Paula Radcliffe