Learning To Believe In Themselves…& Time for Coffee Cake

I share this with you because as a mother it can be so easy to want to help your child in every way you can, but on the other side of it you want them to learn themselves by giving tough love. It’s so difficult because you don’t want your child to fail but cottling will make it worse before it could ever get better. 

Rey has the athletic ability and showed that at an early age. She’s also showed a lot of Ambition and competitiveness. Not sure if where she got that from but she got it 😉😉

Anywho, out of nowhere she got this bright idea and urge to want to jump over a bush that stands in front of our porch. She was soooo sure she could do it and I KNEW she could, because I have seen her jump. 

I told her that I knew she could and even jumped over it to give her a bit of motivation. 

Even with showing and giving her words of encouragement, right when it came time for her to jump, she got scared, which then turned into anxiety and she ended up overreacting and acting out. She didn’t want to jump but also didn’t want to give up. she kept making excuses as to why she couldnt jump, as though she was talking herself out of it. “It’s too high, there’s spiders in the bushes” all kinds of excuses. 

I gave all the patience I could muster after still trying to root her own, knowing she could do it and that she was making more tough on herself. I finally told her to try another day. 

I KNEW she could do it and she knew it too but today just wasn’t her day, even when she had good intentions. I wasn’t going to keep pushing her because it could have got worse. 

Later on the next day she says “Mommy I want to jump the bush” so I walked out on the porch, but this time I didn’t focus on her, I acted like I was doing other things,strategically allowing her to focus on her and not me watching. This is what happened:

We have to let them learn how to believe in themselves and give them whatever time they need to  without them feeling the pressure. We will always be there number one support and motivation but sometimes that can be overwhelming for them just have to give them the time to build that confidence that they finally act and do it. 

Once they do, it’s smooth like butter 👊🏽

The Jump

Nutritious and delicious

Saw this SNACK HACK recipe and wanted to feature it in the parent and kid blog because it brought back memories of when I was a kid!! COFFEE CAKE!!! Growing up as a “Daycare Child” Coffee cake was a breakfast favorite. 

This Coffee Cake recipe is provided my friend Molly Linek, RD

Coffee Mug Cake

A soft, homemade, easy and single serving coffee cake in a mug recipe.

Ingredients

● 3 tbsp spelt, white, oat, or almond flour

● 1/4 tsp baking powder

● 1/16 tsp salt

● pinch uncut stevia OR 1 tbsp sugar

● 1 tbsp + 2 tsp water, or 1 egg

● 2 tsp oil – or applesauce

● 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

For The Streusel

● (If you like a lot of streusel feel free to double all ingredients below)

● 1/8 tsp cinnamon

● 1 1/4 tsp sucanat or brown sugar, or keto sweetener

● 1/4 to 1/2 tsp oil or butter, or applesauce for low-fat

● tiny pinch salt

● 2 pecan or walnut halves

● Instructions

Combine batter dry ingredients and mix well. Add wet and mix until just mixed.

In a tiny bowl, combine all streusel ingredients. Fill a greased mug.  Sprinkle on two-thirds of the streusel, then spoon the remaining batter on top. Finally, sprinkle on the rest of the streusel. Microwave around 1 minute.

Microwave times will vary, depending on microwave wattage.

For the entire recipe:

● Calories: 130

● Fat: 2 g

● Carbs: 25 g

● Protein: 4.5 g

● Fiber: 4 g

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