"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Biking VIdeo

Much love, patience, tears, and hard work has gone into getting Katya this far! Along with sweet treats and tons of verbal praise and encouragement!

I think by next summer Katya will be able to bike on her own. What do you think?!


Milena said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing!

Our two older children had a hard time learning to bike, having to concentrate both on learning to maneuvre the pedals and keep the speed high enough to keep balance at the same time. With our youngest we started with a bike that looks like a regular one, two wheels, but no pedals. There he learnt to keep balance and control speed by kicking with his feet on the ground - and steer. Then when we saw how he lifted his feet up and biked (at a rather high speed..) we knew he was ready to learn to pedal too. And it took but one afternoon. Now I am aware that he has a totally different background than Katya has! But I wanted to share our story anyway in case it might help. Now I guess Katya is too tall for that type of bike, but it might work to just remove the pedals and let her learn to balance and steer the bike, and then bring the pedals back. Or maybe just continue the way you do :-)!

Unknown said...

Wow!!! God bless Cristhina!!!

Carolyn said...

Yay! I think Katya is on her way to riding on her own! (It would be so much easier on flat blacktop; but I think Katya will persevere and ride anyway)!


PS Double yay for Kristina!


Grace Shetrompf said...

I love how Big Sister bribes her with the treats! love!!