Friday, October 19, 2012
F*** TRAINING WHEELS!!
Do we molly-coddle our children? Do we force them to learn with crutches when they should just dive-in? It is natural to hover over our children. They go in water with floatation devices on their arms before they learn to swim. They work their way up from a tricycle to a bicycle with training wheels before they learn to ride a two-wheeler. In our desire to teach our children to do things incrementally, are we actually retarding their development?
How do they know if they can swim if they don’t lose the “swimmies?” Training wheels never trained a child to ride a two-wheeler.
Our children are capable of doing far more than we give them credit. Sometimes we have to hold our breath and just let them go.
Grandson Cole age Four years and Three days
(Background toddler noise is Connor, not ready to ride yet.)
Cole got a new bike for his 4th birthday. He wanted to try riding without the training wheels. One push and he was good to go.
F*** Training Wheels!