This isn't a post about adults getting back on the seat and going, I need help with my daughters learning to ride at all! I can only vaguely remember learning when I was a kid, and I took to it like a fish in water. Now my daughters are struggling, and I have no idea how to teach the concepts. My oldest can't balance, and is afraid to go faster than molasses so she keeps falling over. Then she gets more scared (because she wrecks every three inches), and is wanting to give up. With training wheels she's fine with speed, but they keep getting stuck, or she leans and it lifts up the tire so there's no way to go. She also hasn't mastered using the handle bars to steer with (once again, she leans to turn).
My younger has a different problem... lack of muscle. She's tall enough to ride a 16" bike, and that's what she has. We made sure she has a bike with tread, but sometimes she just doesn't have the leg power to get past a small incline or bits of gravel. This I know she will eventually outgrow, but it means that I have to keep bouncing between the kids.
So if anyone has ANY suggestions to get them going, I would greatly appreciate it. I've been working on them so we could all go as a family, and so my milage has been zilched for the time being. :(
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