Would someone like to tell me how to teach a kid to ride a bike? It seems like we've been working with Dakota all summer. Now the truth is that we might work on it for 15 minutes and then go inside because of the heat or the mosquitos and then not try again until three weeks later, but the point is that we've been up and down the sidewalk lots of times and he's still not riding the damn bike!
What's most amazing is that this child can be one of the most courageous kids I know. He tackled kindergarden like a champ and he's not afraid to go up to a house and ask a neighbor kid's mom if his buddy can come out and play. But when it comes to anything physical (e.g. riding a bike) he lacks even a smiggin of confidence. Well, that's not entirely true...if I jump up and down and clap my hands like crazy if he goes five feet then he's beaming with a beautiful smile. You get the idea.
So, if you have any tips on how to keep of kid from bailing into the grass everytime the handle bars sway, or how to keep a kid from crying every time his mom shows a look of frustration, I'm all ears!