It seems like it was yesterday we were ecstatic over the arrival of our pride and joy. That’s why it’s hard for us to believe that you’re now in the 5th grade. We loved every bit of that 6 lbs. and 11 oz. baby. Alongside the cuteness was that head full of dark hair that I’ll always remember.
We knew that raising a baby, especially for the first time, is both exciting and challenging. Each child is unique and it was imperative that we learn to understand, respect, support and encourage the unique characteristics and abilities of you.
From the time you took your first step on your own, a new phase in development began. You were free to roam around and explore your environment. We knew then that the time would come way too soon for us to give you more freedom since the day would come for you to go to school.
There was also a stage of physical and mental capacity development preparing you for starting school, which included interacting cooperatively with peers while at the same time being able to compete physically and mentally. We are now in the position to be your coach, providing just the right combination of encouragement, support, and guidance. We also serve as your primary teacher for the mastery of your learning skills, and try to encourage active discussion and experimentation of new concepts and skills.
We love watching you learn and try new activities, applauding your accomplishments in your subjects and at school recitals are some of the high points for us. However, achieving success in life will often come preceded with learning to accept your weaknesses as well as celebrating and building on strengths. We promise to be excellent coaches for you no matter what you endeavor.
You have now become ready for more independence. However, learning to make good choices and exercise self-discipline does not always come easy. As you struggle with these important tasks, we will always provide praise and encouragement for achievement, but also allow you to sometimes experience the natural consequences for your behavior or provide logical consequences to help you learn from your mistakes.
Son, we’re proud of you in whatever you do: everyday life, school, trying to stay as an honor roll student, recitals, and athletics (since you love soccer). Thanks for making us proud to be your parents. Every day with you is a gift!
My son used to be one of the pickiest eaters, but that all changed once he got older. One of his go-to snacks is yogurt. That’s why the Yoplait® Go Big™ is the perfect snack for hungry tweens like himself. It comes in a grip-and-rip pouch, making it ideal for on-to-go for tweens and teenagers alike that are always on-the-go! It will satisfy their growing hunger with real fruit and the perfect amount of sweetness.
Go Big™ recognizes and wants to elevate how amazing teens are today. They write music, speak Japanese, 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.
This is the best of times of motherhood since we’re able to sit back and watch our child who is no longer a child develop their passions and talents as well as chase after their dreams. Go Big™ wants you to share on Facebook what makes your tween or teen amazing and ultimately how this amazingness inspires you. Three teens will be chosen to share their amazing stories with the world!
What a great post to your son. I know he will appreciate reading your words to him one day. Great post!
What a great letter to your son! My grandson is a picky eater, but he loves yogurt. I’ll have to be sure and stock up on Go Big.
This is such a sweet letter. This can really warm a kids heart. Letters like this can also be something they could look back in the future for some inspiration.
What a sweet letter to your son. This was so heart felt and honest. I loved reading it. Glad you shared it with us.
Kids grow up so quickly! I love the letter you wrote. My son is going to be 19 in 3 weeks! It seems that he was just your son’s age. He eats a lot, but he’s really picky! I’ll have to see if he wants to try these.
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Your words are very touching. I think a lot of parents have the same experience with their children. Thank you for sharing!
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What a sweet letter! I really enjoyed writing mine and hope we encourage others to do the same!
Aw, so sweet – kids grow so fast, it’s so precious to grab on to those little moments as they speed by. I haven’t seen these Go Big Yoplaits yet, but I’m going to look for them!
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This is a great post. I love the idea of writing letters to our kids. And I really like the size of these yogurts! They’re made for growing kids.
This is really sweet. It’s amazing seeing them accomplish things! These yogurt pouches are the coolest!
Such a touching letter! I miss those years when my kids were still young, but those little milestones are forever etched in my heart. Oh, such sweet memories! I did write letters to my kids and now it is my grandson’s turn to have a letter too. I hope I live long enough to see him grow up to be a mature, responsible, loving adult.
Seriously though, how do they grow up so quickly?! There really is nothing better than being a mom.
What a sweet letter to your son! I can’t believe how quickly they go from those brand new babies to big kids and then (I’m so not ready for this anytime soon!) adults. Seems like just yesterday my oldest was born, and now she’s almost 7!
This one’s really sweet and it comes from a mother’s heart. I love it when parents show how proud they are of their kids, it boosts their confidence and motivates them to do better especially in school. You definitely have an awesome kid! You raised him well.
I love the letter to your son. I cant wait to start writing some to my daughter for her to read later on. I better get started!
What a beautiful letter to your son! He can look back on this post when he’s older 🙂 So sweet!
I have wanted to do this for awhile and haven’t made the time but after reading yours your gave me the inspiration to sit down and do it. Thaks
what a beautiful post. As mom of a teenage boy this was inspiring.
This was the sweetest post! When your son grows up, I know this will touch his heart!
Aww what a beautiful letter to your son. You’ve inspired me to do the same for my kiddos.
My boys are 8 and I am loving the age they are at right now. They have so much fun at soccer and school and nothing is to stressful for them. It is the perfect age and I am enjoying it.
I love your letter and think all parents should make it a yearly practice! I also love that there is a positive campaign to raise kids up for a change!
I don’t have any kids but this was such a beautiful letter to your son! I can’t relate as a mother, but as an onlooker it is so wonderful to see how much you love him!
You have a beautiful son. This letter is so sweet. My son is a picky eater too, but he loves yogurt.
What a beautiful letter, it is amazing that you have such a close bond with your son. Look how grown up he is now xx
My oldest son has started applying to colleges, and this Momma is in tears over it. But I so admire him for knowing what he wants to do, and is going after it. Certainly not like I was at that age.
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A lovely and beautiful letter to your son. My little one is 15 months old and he is the best thing that ever happened to me! He inspires and motivates me every single day.
I love this! It’s such a sweet way to tell the kids how much they mean to you. He looks like he’ll be a great man one day!
The letter idea is so beautiful! When our daughter was a baby we would write letters to her when we left for trips or business meetings without her, in case something would happen. They are pretty sappy but fun to read!
What a lovely letter to your son! I know he’ll love reading it as much as I did!
What a cutie! he looks strong and healthy. I have not seen these in the grocery stores yet, but I might have missed them.
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What a great letter to your son! Nothing better than being a mom and you inspired me to do the same!
This is such an incredibly sweet post! This is something that he can treasure. He’s also a cutie!
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I guess I’m just a big ol’ softy because your letter got me a bit teary. It’s amazing to see how our kids grow up and how we witness all these changes every day. I’m still in disbelief how my little bean has grown and I still get a bit emotional every time he gets on the bus and sits there like ‘I got this, Mom’. Lol
What a really sweet letter to your son. I have always wanted to do a post like this. What a cherishable moment that your son could leave later.