Don't sweat it--I couldn't balance a bike until I was ten, but then again rode my first century and first double century four years later! What helped me learn to balance was riding a friend's bike that was truly too small for me. It was 20" wheels, mine had 24" wheels, bought so that I would "grow into it." To me, that green mf'n Stelber fit like a crucifix. My buddy's Sting Ray let me feel closer to the ground, I feared falling less, I was more daring in trying to balance, before I knew it, my own bike was rideable.