I’m not gonna lie, raising a teen isn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever had to do. Especially a female teen. But as a mom to 3 kids ranging from ages 2 to 14, I can certainly say that the older they get, the more fun they are, and the more proud I am to see them grow into their personalities.
Today’s post isn’t a recipe, although it is about food. I wanted to share about the Yoplait Go Big initiative, where you get to brag about your teen for a chance to win $3000!
Yoplait Go Big is the fuel to help teens crush it, single-handedly in their everyday life. It’s a new, large yogurt pouch designed specifically with teens in mind, made with real fruit and just the right amount of sweetness. The Go Big pouch is like nothing you’ve seen before, just grip & rip! Very easy, great for on-the-go!
Go Big recognizes and wants to elevate how amazing teens are today. They write music, speak Chinese, code HTML5, the list goes on and on. Go Big was created with these teens in mind so they can crush their snack single-handedly, just like they crush everything in their life single-handedly.
Yoplait has asked us to brag about our teens, but I wanted to do something more than that. So instead of bragging about her to other people, I started a journal with my daughter where I can brag TO her! Have you ever started a mother-daughter journal? If you’re interested in starting one yourself, here are a few prompts to help you get started!
- Write down your thoughts and impressions each evening before going to bed. Make notes of how you feel or what you think about situations and people you encountered that day. Doing this will encourage your teen to do the same thing and keep you in the loop!
- Write poetry or short stories.
- Describe yourself. In your journal, write down key things about yourself and ask your teen to do the same! Write not only your likes (favorite movies and foods, how you like to spend your time, etc.), but also write your dislikes.
- Write down your “perfect day.” If you had 24 hours to spend however you wanted, what would you do? Read? Shop? Read novels? Go rock climbing, hiking or camping?
- Write down what you look for in a friend. Then write down what you like about yourself. You may find many things that line up!
- Think through your personal beliefs – religious, moral, philosophical, and so forth. What do you value? What is your life philosophy? Ask yourself why you have these values and beliefs. Where did they come from?
I bet your teen is amazing too. Why not let Go Big spotlight that amazingness? For a chance to win the spotlight for your teen, go to the Go Big Amazing Teens contest page and share how your teen inspires you. Go Big will select three teens with amazing stories and give them a platform to show the world! For more information, full contest rules can be found on the Go Big Facebook Page.