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Learning to Ride a Bike

Of Letting Go, And Learning To Ride A Bike At 49

Srilatha Rajagopal | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Srilatha Rajagopal

Flash forward to 2013. I got a bicycle for my birthday. It should be noted here that my history with bikes has been a sporadic one, at best. I first learned to ride a bike when I was about 11, in India. "Riding" would be an exaggeration for what I could do on a bike. I would get on, and wobble along a short distance.

The Two Biggest Secrets of Parenthood

Sarah Smiley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

I was truly horrified when Ford learned to ride a bike eight years ago. I actually had to go inside and let Dustin handle the lessons. In one afternoon, my firstborn child became intimately familiar with the pavement.

The One Unforgettable Experience Every Father And Son Should Share

Christopher Harder | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Christopher Harder

My son discovered the luminous blue bicycle on his fifth Christmas, next to the tree. That cold morning, I led him along living room and dining room circuits as he got the hang of riding on two tires, with a lot of help from training wheels. He was still years away from any possible attempt at the Tour de France...and his only performance-enhancing drug was the exuberance of a little boy.

A Parenting Moment You Will Never Forget

Raluca State | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

It's a moment I hope you never forget. The moment you achieved something that seemed far greater than you. Something that scared you and excited you at the same time.

Part 2: When Helping Our Kids Starts Hurting Them

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

I've come to believe that parenting our kids is a lot like teaching them to ride a bike. It's a process. We begin by strapping them to us as infants and we do all the peddling. Eventually, we remove the training wheels -- and now our help is a tender balance of support and letting go.

How I Found Balance From An Unexpected Source

Rebecca Woolf | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents
Rebecca Woolf

Watching a boy learn to ride his bike reminded me that every moment we become better equipped to be here, more willing and able to move forward, to let go, to be free, to ride on.

Screen-Free Week: Go Outside and Learn to Ride a Bicycle

Chris Raschka | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents
Chris Raschka

Is it silly to write about screen-free week online in a blog? Yes, probably. Tell you what. Print this out. Fold it twice and put it in your pocket. Then go outside and teach someone how to ride a bicycle.

5 Things I'd Love To Outsource As A Parent

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

As with the division of labor within marriage, I'm a big believer that - it's best to be honest as a parent about which tasks you like and which tasks you find onerous.