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One of the many tasks parents must undertake is teaching their children to ride bicycles.
I took a day off today, for teaching my 6 years old son how to ride bike,
honestly speaking, it hurt my back ...
any suggestions or experiences to share ?
 
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I remember the day my Dad took me out to teach me how to ride my new shiny Bicycle and even though its a long time back now, I remember it very well.Its one of those things which stays with you forever. U have touched a raw nerve, my friend. I dont see many Dads do that here in London(Maybe because there are too many single moms or hundreds of other reasons).I am glad to see that u r a nice Dad.
 
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What happens with many, they get so excited about actually riding for the first time that they forget about braking.
 
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They forget about braking, stopping, turning and even slowing down. My daugheter was so excieted when she fiorst started to ride on her own that there were a few times I ahd to stop her before she ran into a tree, a car, the street, etc...
and yes it does hurt your back, and make you tired, and it hurts like heck when she starts to fall and you catch her but the bike runs into you anyway, and it is soooo!!! cool the first time they ride few hundred feet and dont even know you weren't hoding on. The look on their faces when you tell them they did it by themselves is so wonderful!!!

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Originally posted by Dave Vick:
... and it is soooo!!! cool the first time they ride few hundred feet and dont even know you weren't hoding on. The look on their faces when you tell them they did it by themselves is so wonderful!!!


and how long do you have to wait that happen Dave ?
 
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Originally posted by Stevie Kaligis:

and how long do you have to wait that happen Dave ?


She really wasn't that interested in it at first so we only did it once or twice a month over a couple of summers then at the end of this past summer it just clicked for her one day and she was riding!!
I'm sure this summer we'll have to start over again but it should be pretty fast this time and once she knows how she'll do it more often.
 
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I worked with my daughter all day and got nowhere. Finally I told her I have to go into the house and rest. When I looked out the window 20 minutes later she was riding up and down the block with no trouble.
 
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lol thomas
 
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So instead of holding her up. You were just holding her back.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Stevens:
So instead of holding her up. You were just holding her back.


I think she was using me as a crutch. Once the crutch wasn't around, if she wanted to ride she had to do it on her own.
 
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