Okay so we made the choice to take sons training wheels off and literally throw them away so no one could get lazy or give up/give in and put them back on. It was an amazing success and within 20 minutes the block was boring him so I let him go around it 1x. Now 3 days later I have no clue when is age appropriate. He's in kindergarten and is 6 (will be 6 1/2 two weeks from today) I've never thought this far into the future before. He was a baby on a push toy, then a toddler on a trike, then a little boy on training wheels. He wears a helmet always of course but since he's a full fledged biker now making him go up/down our same boring block but he shouldn't have full run of the neighborhood yet ... should he?
Answer by kimigogo at 3:01 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by mamawilbur at 2:59 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 2:56 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
I find it very crappy that we can't even let our kids get out and explore. I agree, looking at the same block is boring. I can imagine the excitement at wanting to get out and explore. But period point blank, safety. No, my son won't be allowed to go by himself. Sadly.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 3:01 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by dustbunny at 3:07 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by meooma at 4:31 PM on Apr. 16, 2011