What to do if your child asks to ride?
Or what would you do if your child asked if they could ask a motorcycle?
Would you tell them it’s too dangerous?
Well, whether you like it or not. But, if you are a father then at some point you are going to face this situation when your little child asks to ride a motorcycle.
Some parents may be delighted at the prospect since their children follow their passion of motorcycling or some parents may be frightened when the images of their won accidents and crashes flooding through their mind and can’t shake this feeling of anything like happen to their children.
Because it is true. As a professional rider, I can tell from my experience that riders are more likely to be involved in a crash.
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So, what would be your first reaction when they ask to ride?
Think about it. Because you don’t wanna push it too hard either way.
If you say “No” then they will either hate you for not agreeing with them or they just simply go out and buy a new bike anyway.
In these days young people and children drift away from their parents. So, if they started hating you then once day they will also start blaming you for everything and it won’t be easy to recover this relation.
Another scenario is if they rebelled and buy a bike without your permission. In this case, it could be the wrong motorcycle for them and lacking knowledge and riding skill may harm them. So, both conditions are not suitable.
If you are afraid of things might turn this way and ended up saying “yes” then it will no good either. You also shouldn’t over-excited, if your children ask to ride the motorcycle.
Instead, of showing interest you better teach them the value of human life and discuss the facts about safety and costs. Don’t put any pressure on them. On the contrary, after giving a lesson on the safety you can leave the decision to your child.
I am sure they will appreciate this and take a right decision to go ahead or not.
On second thought, if you haven’t taught your children how to ride a bicycle then you better teach them. It will help them to understand the road craft, safety, and vulnerability etc.
If you child is still insisting on or take a decision to ride then you better appreciate their decision. But, don’t stretch it.
After all, they are still your child who are not mature enough to understand the complexity of riding. To keep them safe and examine their movement, you can set a parameter or set of rules for the child.
Like, who pays for that, costs involved in all things like learning, buying riding gear, license, registration, insurance, and maintenance etc.
Hope, this article helped you to understand the mind of little children and young people. And I am sure after understanding this you will take a right decision for the better future of your children.