We recently bumped into old friends who has two children of our kids' age. They were riding their bikes without training wheels. It encouraged our Burritos to try riding their bikes without the training wheels. Our son was the first one that showed courage then daughter followed.
We started at the driveway then we brought them at the field. Mr. Burrito got it quickly but Ms. Burrito's cautiousness got in the way. She was scared to do it in her bike so she used her brother's.
She only want to do it in the grass so if she falls, she would get hurt but with our encouragement, she tried it at the concrete.
Hubby took a picture of me while sitting on the grass watching the kids. I was so sore after the exercise I did at our basement. But as they say "No pain, no glory" so I am keeping my goal of working out.
She finally realized that it is easier to ride in the concrete because it isn't bumpy but she is right about getting hurt when you fall in the cemented one. Parent's support, encouragement, and involvement is very vital to boost the morale and self confidence of the children.