Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Easy as Riding a Bike? Yeah, right…

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I tried twice this summer to teach my almost 6-year-old to ride her new bike without training wheels. Both outings were epic failures leaving both of tired and frustrated.

Imagine my envy when I came across this little story from one my favourite parenting bloggers… the tender age of three years and 10 months, he just learned how to ride his bike without training wheels.

I’m super proud of him, but actually, I can’t really take any credit for teaching him.

The only person who taught Nico is Nico. Seriously. Other than that last twenty minutes or so this morning, when my oldest son Marco and I repeatedly yelled, “Pedal!!!” and “Keep moving!!!”, no one taught Nico any bike riding skills.

via How I Didn’t Teach My Three-Year-Old Son to Ride His Bike Without Training Wheels | Playborhood.

Oh, for the love of families…

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Sundays are family days around here – well, every day is family day, really. On Sunday, though, I try to make a special effort to focus on the family (not Focus on the Family).

Anyway, I’m going to do my best to post something family related here every Sunday – and yes, I’ll write the posts beforehand so as not interfere with family activities.

So for this first Family Sunday a simple comic strip:

Natural Parenting from XKCD

Natural Parenting from XKCD