by Angela Reed-Fox
As with anything, the are good ways and less effective ways to do it. Don't aim for the quick win - the most important thing is to build your child's confidence, not get them pedalling quicker. This may take time and patience. Don't rush.
Click below for points to avoid!
Biggest no-no ever. (If you survived learning to ride with stabilisers, well done - but let's make it easier and more pleasant for the next generation!) Stabilisers promote a false sense of ability, they do not allow a child to corner correctly, the child doesn't build the core strength required for balancing, and children often get into bad habits of half-cranking, which makes it more difficult for them to pedal correctly when their stabilisers are removed. Click here to learn more about how stabilisers thwart your best efforts.
What do you do instead? Remove the stabilisers, and remove the pedals and get your child to practise using their feet for momentum. Click here for more information.
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