I know I've posted about his before...but I'm still frustrated!
Hannah refuses to ride a bike.
Now, I know I cannot make her do anything, and that riding a bike should be fun. I also know that she won't learn to do it until she wants to, and fighting about it certainly won't make her excited to try.
But I really want her to learn!
Its for her own good, too. I want her to be able to keep up with the bigger kids in the neighborhood this summer, and I want to give her an opportunity to try something difficult and succeed.
I also vividly remember feeling exactly like she does when I was her age, and giving my parents grief. (I didn't learn until I was 10, when I taught myself. I was bitter that my parents had given up, but now I see that maybe I didn't give them many options).
So--she has to want it (we've bribed her with new flip flops). I won't let her not try. She'll be happy when its all done. What do I do?