My boys were sent a very
exciting delivery from Fruit Shoot as part of their #itsmything campaign to
help my boys embrace their own passions.
A post shared by Karen (@missingsleep) on Mar 10, 2017 at 6:15am PST
Let’s be honest many parents (myself included at times) try and shape
the direction of their children. Yet it
so very important they have the freedom to explore their own interests and
express their personality, finding out their strengths in the process and
feeling good about their own individual achievements. It’s not all about academic ability or winning; they just need to
find their own thing whatever that may be!
are under so much pressure these days we all have ideas about how children
should behave, society chips in, schools, other parents, family and friends –
even people in the street sometimes feel an overwhelming urge to
comment!!! Fruit Shoot found that all
that pressure could actually end up limiting creativity and confidence, I fully
support what the #itsmything is trying to achieve.
Facebook page is an excellent starting point as its currently celebrating quirky and
fun kids things with a series of awesome videos featuring horse riding, rope
swinging, dancing and skateboarding. If
you let your child try lots of different things they may find the one (or more!) that
truly inspires them!
should not always be structured; children need the freedom to see what they are
capable of themselves. They learn lots
of valuable lessons about their own capabilities. My boys are happiest when they can make their own decisions, it
can be relaxing following your own pursuits.
Although they also learn to resolve their own problems and conflict,
without becoming reliant on a parent always jumping in to sort out their
issues. Yes I was that helicopter
parent, but I am trying, I do make sure the boys have the opportunity to try
out a wide range of activities and take full advantage of anything going on in
our local community.
Fruit Shoot brand already slots in perfectly to our lives; we always grab a few
bottles to keep the boys hydrated on days out and during sports
activities. Fruit Shoot ticks all the
boxes, as a mum I am happy they are free from artificial colours and flavours,
have no added sugars and have real fruit in them. On the other hand the boys are all about appreciating the
flavours and the handy bottle for on the go adventures.
boys really enjoyed the Go Find It activity; basically you have a bag of cards
with different words on like crunch, heavy, smelly and bendy. You dish out a card to your child and they
dash off to find something to match that description.
The bug hunting set went down a treat too. The boys are both inquisitive and nature really interests them. It’s great they learnt how to carefully handle insects and to return them safely home afterwards.