I bought my 7 year old a Trek Mountain Rack 200 with 24 inch wheels. He is tall for his age and he has a hand me down bike with 20 inch tires but it's too small for him now. He is able to ride for a short time by himself when he thinks I'm holding on to him, but the minute he realizes I'm not holding him, he crashes. Honestly, his biggest issue is that he doesn't pedal - he pedals for a short bit and then he just stops pedaling for no reason at all.
I'm not sure if he just needs more practice, more confidence, or both. Its been frustrating for both of us and I don't want to discourage him. Any thoughts/advice on how to get him to keep pedaling whether I'm holding him or not?
Thanks in advance.