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Hi @MumofTwo2020 and welcome to ReachOut!
I just wanted to say how much I love your post and the lessons you have taken from teaching your daughter to ride a bike. I agree these skills can transfer to so many areas of parenting, and life in general!
@JAKGR8's suggestion: "take a break if you have to. Sometimes this can make it better"
What are your thoughts @MumofTwo2020?
Hi @MumofTwo2020 ,
What a great post, I really related to so much of it and think it's full of so much wisdom.
My addition is based on both the practical experience of teaching my daughter to ride a bike, and also the broader life lessons (especially if you have a kid who's prone to anxiety) - that is, BELIEVE in yourself, and don't be afraid to fail.
My daughter used to be so uncertain and scared on the bike that she was actually much more likely to fall - in fact, she did fall once and break her arm which was pretty unfortunate! But the reason behind the fall was that she wasn't confident, so was very hesitant and lost her balance... in life, I thikn sometimes fear can hold us back from so many things and make us more likely to 'fall'.
The thing I was proudest of, though, is that she overcame her fear of 'failing', and fear of falling, and was able to eventually get back on the bike. Definitely a great life lesson for her. And once she was confident to give it a go again, and wasn't so paralysed by her fear of failing, she became a much safer rider.
Love to hear everyone else's thoughts!