My son refuses to ride his bike - help!
My son, who will be 7 in 2 months flat out refuses to ride his bike. He was riding a bit with training wheels, but won't put in much effort. He even stops near a bump and walks the bike over. About 2 months ago we tried with no training wheels and had a soft fall on some grass and that was the end of the bike. All he wants now is his scooter, and just mentioning his bike, he gets cranked up and upset.
Some key points:
- My daugther was training wheel free around age 5 1/2
- My son's friends all are riding with no training wheels
- By the spring, I suspect he is going to need a 20" bike as he'll surely outgrown the 16" he's got now. By then, he'll be forced to go without training wheels and I have concerns he won't even want to try.
Any suggestions on getting him on the bike and going would be really appreciated.