On Saturday my 7-year-old said this after crashing on his bike…he was half yelling and half crying: “I don’t know why you are pushing me to learn to ride my bike! You just want me to fail. You stand there all judgy, waiting for me to fall. And my friends who come out to cheer me on are really just cheering for you. I don’t need to know how to ride a bike. Being able to ride my bike does not affect my future!”
The next day he mastered riding his bike. He loved it so much that he rode around for four hours.