Mom in Training: Teach them to never give up #JustAKidFrom

March 23, 2016

Teach them to never give up #JustAKidFrom


I can still remember when my daughter tried out softball for the first time. I had been through it with my son playing ball, but for some reason with her it was different. Maybe it was because she is a girl and well us mom's just tend to be a little over the top when it comes to our baby girl. Or maybe seeing my little girl as an athlete was just something I hadn't ever thought about before it actually happened. I remember going to every practice and every game, just watching with awe as she learned so many new things. And I remember biting my nails every time she was up to bat. I tried to never let her see the sadness in my face when she missed because I had always taught her to never feel bad if she missed and to never give up. So any time she looked my way I would give her a smile and a thumbs up. I think it was those moments that gave her the confidence to keep trying.


Eventually she was able to have the ball pitched to her instead of using the tee, and eventually she was able to hit it too. I never gave up on her or lost faith, and in turn she never gave up on herself. She grew as an athlete and matured through it all.

Of course through all those practices and games my daughter had to stay hydrated. I can still remember her carrying her little bottles of red POWERADE around with her. It was her favorite flavor and color at the time. POWERADE has always been a hit in our house, and with their latest campaign I know why as a mom it was a good choice.


About the POWERADE "Just A Kid" Campaign:
There is potential in all of us.  No matter what you achieve in life, you start in the same place as everyone else:  as a kid full of potential and big dreams.  At the end of the day, we are all “just a kid” from somewhere.

POWERADE believes that with the right motivation these everyday athletes can realize their potential and one day be the athletes that they look up to. Sports have a major impact on our communities. Whether it is t-ball or the pros, every athlete in every league has a story waiting to be told.

Represent your somewhere with custom "Just a Kid" apparel that features where you're from here. All net proceeds from the sale of "Just a Kid" apparel goes to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

Special Offer:
When shoppers purchase two 8-packs of 20 oz POWERADE at Walmart, they’ll be able to go online, submit their receipt, and order a free custom “Just a Kid” reusable sports bottle. Go to http://www.us.powerade.com/walmart/#pov2 to learn more.  The offer is good until April 4, 2016 or while supplies last.

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/POWERADE.

18 comments:

  1. Tennis was a great sport for my daughters to play growing up. It really taught them to never give up because it was only themselves out on the court and it was all up to them.

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  2. My daughter is obsessed with the blue PowerAde too! It Is important to keep kids active and having fun and encouraging them to have fun and do there best.

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  3. my kids are kinda young for sports but when I was a kid I was on a soccer team

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  4. Sports and Powerade go together in our family.

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  5. That is a nice Campaign. Great for kids to be in sports. Mine however will not. :(

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  6. My kids were in sports and our family has always been active

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  7. My children and now grand children all play sports. It is much more than physical health and fitness but teamwork and good clean fun. None of my children who are now adults touched drugs. I believe it was because they were athletic.

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  8. Sports are an important aspect in a child's development. I love that Poweraid is working with the Boys & Girls Club!

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  9. Never give up is a great lesson for kids of all ages.

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  10. What a great campaign and lesson to teach all kids. All my kids played sports as kids, I enjoyed supporting them and routing them on.

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  11. Our family loves sports, thank you so much for your posts. You're a great writer. - Char

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  12. I do teach them never give up , no matter what, because even though it seems hard today , it won't be tomorrow

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  13. My son played basketball and football. I always encouraged him to have fun and be a good teammate.

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  14. Oh we do teach to never give up too, and just the other day...our little one reminded me of that when I was struggling with something. Was so proud! :) He is starting soccer this spring...so excited!

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  15. We have always taught our kids to never give up! I think sports help encourage that!

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  16. Softball is a lot of fun. I remember playing that growing up! :)

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  17. I think that it's great for kids to get into sports of some kind. It keeps them busy and active.

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  18. my son drinks a lot of poweraid he says it helps him stay hydrated

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