Maybe they should take a lesson from this mum.
Some parents are outsourcing this rite of childhood. (Boston Globe, 6/2/2016)
Better to put that money towards the cost of a bike. But now some parents are outsourcing the job — and a growing number of businesses are eager to help.
Kiddie bike lessons are increasingly popular at Landry’s Bicycles , particularly the Newton and Westborough locations, said Galen Mook, the company’s marketing and advocacy associate. Private lessons go for $80. Group lessons are less.
Reasons given for shirking this duty.
- Don't know how to ride a bike.
- No time.
- Can't stand the whining.