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Forget the Training Wheels

Go Glide Instead
Yesterday I shared that my husband is avoiding the drama of teaching our two youngest to ride a two wheeler. Who can blame him? I’ve tried, and after the first fall, they retreat with screams and yelps and begin investigating their bodies for the tiniest speck of blood!
Still, someone needs to teach them.
This morning I promised. We took out the two wheeler, and they cruised around on training wheels with no issue. They’ve been on training wheels since last summer. I took the training wheels off, and they tried. They fell. I negotiated for them to get back on and try again. It was a long, miserable morning.

Then a Go Glider came for us to review. It saved our afternoon.

It was pre-assembled except for the front tire, seat, and handlebars. It went together in about fifteen minutes. A piece of cake.
Then we headed out…
glider bike

There was laughter; There was the encouragement for one another. It has been a blast!

The Go Glider was designed by a Dad. It works on something my children know how to do…WALK. There are NO pedals on the Glide Bike.The child starts by walking and pushing while seated, trusting his/her own abilities while quickly graduating to gliding on two wheels.
The Divine Miss m is making progress. This was within 15 minutes of riding the Go Glider. (Sorry I don’t know how to edit video)

Watch for updates on our progress with the Go Glider.

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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