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Old 03-15-15, 01:45 PM
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First Big milestone achieved!

Yesterday afternoon, my 7 year old girl figured out how to ride a 2-wheeler by herself.

I took her and her bike to the gym we have at the back of our church and took the pedals off so she could work on balance. In about 20 minutes she asked for the pedals because she thought she was ready for them. About 10 minutes later, while in the next room dealing with some little brother business, I heard an excited scream from the gym and looked around the corner to find her riding circles in the gym.

Now she just needs to learn right turns and how to use the brakes.

I am chuffed! Chuffed and proud.
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Congratualtions on your vicarious success. At this stage you're celebrating your daughters growing up milestones and it's all goods. Some 10 years from now the ense of celebration is likely to be more mixed with a sense of dread or concern, but that's life.

You did right by removing the pedals so she could play withy the "balance bike" and going away so she could learn on her own. It's an easier and more natural to learn, and nicely avoids potential conflict.
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Fantastic news- its amazing how quickly they pick up riding, both speed and distance, once the trainers come off.
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This week taught my 6 year old son to ride without training wheels using this method. Didn't know anything about till a google search.. he just wasn't getting it the old way! Probably could of did alot sooner and going to test on our 3 year old. He's the most untrainable child known to man. Yeah know what you mean about being proud!
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That sounds really great. I really enjoy riding cycles.
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