Riding a Bike?

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Riding a Bike?
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Tue, 03-08-2011 - 12:05pm

Can your 6-7 yo ride a two wheel bike?

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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 12:11am
That's a tough one. Sean still hasn't learned but it's something we'll be working on this summer. We have been bad about teaching them here since we live in a hilly neighborhood. I've found success taking them to the park on the trails, dirt and grass is a lot less intimidating than being in the street. You also don't have to worry about cars and curbs :)

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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 1:39pm
Oh, I never thought about teaching him on the grass. I'll have to give that a try. I guess falling on soft grass wouldn't be as intimidating as falling on the concrete. Thanks!
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Sun, 03-13-2011 - 11:49pm

I have an older son who wanted to learn to ride a bike but struggles with balance and coordination.

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 2:13pm
I have a 6 and a 7 year old and yes, both of them can ride bikes, but my 7 year old is much better at it and really enjoys riding his bike. We live on a busy street, so they don't have the opportunity to ride their bikes often. My middle son, Christian is my 6 year old and he can ride his bike and even stop on his bike. His insecurity at the moment is getting started. We have to help him along. At the end of last summer, he was starting to get the hang of it a little better, but I agree with Melissa - getting them started on a softer turf like grass is a great start. Good luck with your little guy! Keep us posted.
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Thu, 03-24-2011 - 9:03am

Thank goodness I'm not the only one! She rode her little bike with training wheels like a champ but she is acting terrified. (Some of it is playin up & I know that) Now she's gotten a BIG GIRL bike & she freaked yesterday. I'm going to wait until Friday when SD is home. If anyone can get her to do anything it's Dad! But If she's just not do it at what point do I give up & give the bike away?

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Thu, 03-24-2011 - 1:00pm
Thanks for all of the tips, ladies! Spring break is next week and hopefully the weather will be nice enough for us to get outside and practice a bit! I'll let you know how it goes.

Christine, I wouldn't push it if she is totally terrified. Maybe take a break from it until she isn't so scared. She'll be fine!
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Fri, 03-25-2011 - 2:08am

My 7yo just learned a few weeks ago.

Emily with William, 5/30/03, and Kathryn, 10/25/06

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Sat, 03-26-2011 - 9:01am

Thank you! I was beginning to think that there had to be a manual out there! That's great. My DD is just way too scared. I don't know why. She's never been hurt badly EVER. She was a miracle baby & has been treated as such. Wait a tick...could that be the reason?? Oh, no I hope not. It was not my choice to spoil her but she really was a miracle & I have a big famiy that loves her very much. But Damn it that's it. I'll need to re-program her!