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Tell Weetabix what makes your child a champion - a year’s supply of Weetabix, a Weetabix tin and crockery worth £250 to be won NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Nov-13 11:49:53

As part of their How to Grow a Champion campaign – an inspirational series of films for Britain’s mums that highlights the essential role that good nutrition and healthy food played within the young lives of Britain's sporting elite, Weetabix have asked us to find out about Mumsnetters' favourite moments from their DCs' childhood.

Here's what Weetabix have to say: "When we made our How to Grow a Champion films it was great to hear mums of three of Britain’s sporting champions say they made breakfast such a priority for their children. It was also lovely to hear them reminisce about some of their favourite moments from when their famous children were growing up. One of the best ways all mums (and dads) can support their little champions is to set a good example when it comes to eating well as good habits developed in childhood last a lifetime. Parents should be encouraging their children to eat breakfast every day as it helps provides the energy little ones need to be physically active, learn and grow.”

You can have a look at one of their How to Grow a Champion videos below:

So, were there any moments where you've felt like your DC was a champion? Every child has many different milestones and achievements but which ones made you glow with pride?

Whatever your favourite moments are, Weetabix would love to hear them.

Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a year’s supply of Weetabix, an iconic Weetabix tin to keep it in and some stylish Emma Bridgewater melamine crockery.

Please note your comments may be included on Weetabix's social media channels, and possibly elsewhere, so please only post if you're comfortable with this.

Thanks and good luck,


PS - The views expressed here are those of individual members of the Mumsnet community and do not necessarily reflect the views of Weetabix
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WowOoo Wed 04-Dec-13 12:51:26

My ds who is 4 had a champion moment this morning in the school yard.
He's been bullied a bit by an older boy. I've been telling him not to hit back as he'll only get himself in trouble. I've also been giving him ideas for what to say to try to stop it.

I watched him get pushed to the ground and then yell in the boy's face 'I do not like that. That is not a kind way to behave. Leave me alone.'
It would have been easy to whack him back, but it made me very proud that he's been listening to me and that he's learning to cope with the school playground a bit better.

RustyBear Wed 04-Dec-13 12:54:57

Bit of a hijack, but as you are in touch with Weetabix, maybe they could advise the OP of this thread...


hareagain Wed 04-Dec-13 15:50:35

DS winning goalkeeping award twice on the trot after saying when all sat poised 'Its ok, I know its not my turn'

beanandspud Wed 04-Dec-13 20:18:18

I remember the day DS swam a length of the pool. He'd been so close to swimming without floats but had a really tough time at swimming lessons (mostly due to a succession of different teachers) and had been on the verge of giving up when we moved classes.

Within two weeks he went from standing on the side of the pool crying to enjoying the water again. A few weeks later and he did his length. I wish I'd had a camera to capture his little face grinning when he finished - he was so, so proud of himself grin

DinoSnores Wed 04-Dec-13 21:15:37

DS is only 3 but the way he cares for his little sister is just so sweet. He wants to cuddle her and bring her things and comfort her if she is crying. He loves helping us find her clothes (some of the outfits he picks are, em, interesting!) and showing her things when we are out and about.

NotAFeminist Wed 04-Dec-13 22:51:25

Weetabix was actually the first 'proper' cereal my son had! And it's still one of his favourites now. He's still young (13 months) so I haven't experienced the sports day/parents evening etc etc pride. But he has impressed me with each milestone he's reached! He kind of did most things 'on time' for instance, when I saw that a friend of mine was weaning her baby at 4 months, I tried to wean my son at 5 months and he wasn't interested. But as soon as he turned 6 months, he was all for it! He also didn't sit up by himself until he was 10 months old, but then mastered walking in 4 days when he turned 1!

I was thinking yesterday though at how amazed I was that my son survived his first two nights in our new place. My husband and I were made homeless 4 weeks before LO was born and we were living in this terrible place with mushrooms growing on the wall and when we moved to our permanent home, we had no hot water or heat for two days. LO was 2 weeks old and it was the middle of winter and it was freeeezing in the house and he made it! He survived the rough temporary place with the mould and the damp and the fungus and everything else. He wasn't ill. He was tightly wrapped up and cared for and he was fine. That was kind of my lowest point and I felt like I had let my son down before he was even born, but he is thriving today and such a joy and makes me laugh and glow with pride every single day! And THAT is what makes him a champion to me :D

FrootLoops Thu 05-Dec-13 11:12:21

My children are my champions. I am one of the many people in the UK that suffers depression and my 3 DDs help me stay positive everyday.

DD1 is the kindest, most thoughtful girl who is always ready with a hug, homemade card or dance performance for any one she feels needs or deserves one.

DD2 is a happy and mischievous girl whose cheeky smile tells me that my day won't be boring and her hugs are the most heartfelt and warm.

DD3 is only a few months old but her smile makes my world a better place.

I have made myself cry now - soppy sod that I am.

daisydaisy11 Thu 05-Dec-13 17:46:27

My 2 year old made me proud when she presented her newborn sister with her favourite blue bunny and said "share" -none of her other friends get near the bunny so it was a lovely gesture that showed she knew her baby sister was someone special.

lankyesme Thu 05-Dec-13 21:47:11

DS 6 is the most thoughtful and considerate child, also a champion Weetabix - 4 for breakfast. DD 3 is highly motivated by her brother and tries to do everything and more that he does! Hence eating 3 for breakfast today.

Letitsnow9 Fri 06-Dec-13 01:09:42

I know it's cheesy but I think all kids are champions at all times, the way they absorb the world like a sponge, the way they work so hard to learn a new skill etc

HannahLI Fri 06-Dec-13 12:04:18

I think when you have young children they are always doing "champion" things but one that stands out recently was how brave my two little boys were. I was taken away to the hospital a few weeks ago in an ambulance which ended in emergency surgery and a few days in hospital. I was so incredible proud of my three and one year old as they waved me goodbye in the ambulance. I know for the three year old it must have been challenging for him understanding that something was very wrong with his mummy, and yet he faced it bravely, adapting to the next few weeks amazingly. I have never been prouder than how they coped with it all - dare I say better than me! What Champions.

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 06-Dec-13 15:27:18

My champion moment was only last week. After just a few weeks at ballet, my 2.5 year old tried so hard to do a dance routine. At the end of the dance, she ran the length of the hall to do shrieking "me did it" with a look of glee on her face. I was so proud (and a bit tearful).

She has 2 Weetabix every morning for breakfast smile

my Ds2 is quite literally a champion, he won two years running the UDO world breakdance under 18's championship and we have the huge trophies cluttering up in pride of place in the living room. grin very proud of him <boast>

Bubbles85 Fri 06-Dec-13 19:42:44

I'm still waiting for my LO to be born, but my favourite moment so far was when my husband finally felt her wriggle around smile

OrnamentalAsAnything Sat 07-Dec-13 12:56:09

DS is a champion for being committed to Xmas. fsmile

Obviously the fact that you have to be asleep or else Santa won't be able to leave you presents has sunk in well: Santa arrived at rugby class one morning last week and DS, aged three, threw himself on the floor, clamped his eyes shut and started snoring. fgrin

Cherryjellybean Sat 07-Dec-13 19:11:45

All children are champions in their own ways.
My 2year old dd has recently learnt to say please and thankyou without reminding, and says 'ok?' And pats your back when you cough, very sweet smile

sealight123 Sun 08-Dec-13 20:53:49

My daughter amazes me everyday. She is always so curious, asking what everything is, learning new things constantly. She is always confident and loves to sing and dance and talk. I look at her and think are a part of me...I remember when you were so tiny and couldn't walk or talk or even sit up....she's only 2 but my little baby is already growing up and I am so proud of her.

Why does this thread need to turn me into a soppy crying mush of a woman? lol

She also used the potty today..which was pretty awesome!

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Sun 15-Dec-13 19:30:43

He isn't a naturally sporty but he always tries his very best. Give me absolutely 100% from last place anytime.

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Dec-13 10:25:44

Thanks for all your comments! The winner of the prize draw is defineme - congratulations! I'll PM you for your details shortly smile

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Dec-13 10:25:47

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