Last night my oldest daughter (who is seven years old) finally learned to ride a bike. After a few painful crashes learning the traditional way (where you just receive a push and try to go), Jane read a tip on one of her mommy blogs about a new method to teach children to ride a bike:
I was absolutely stunned at what happened. Whereas before she'd been wobbly and would crash after about 25 feet, now she began riding like a pro. Within 5 minutes, it seemed like she'd been riding her bike for years. For a father who felt a certain responsibility in helping his kids learn to ride a bike, watching her cruise down the street with confidence filled me with tremendous pride and gratitude.
My second oldest daughter is almost four. You can bet that I'm already thinking about taking the pedals off her bike.
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