Riding bike on road still look danger for parents to let kids riding on their own, but if parents just worried about safety on road by not give a chance to the kids try, it will make them don’t feel confident on their own forever.
My elder daughter first riding on road when she was 13th, we thought that we late to decide on this matter. We tried to explain her the reasons, due to we would like her has more self-confident and can decide something on her own with out parents support. And the riding to her friend’s house for the special class on weekend It’s about 2 kilometers far from our house is fine and she can do it.
I taught her carefully and clearly before she start riding. First two days, i was riding with her and told her where are dangerous and she needed to get more concentrate and she need to give a sign when she need to turn left or right. third day I let her rode and I rode following her to make sure that she understand what I had thought her. And the fourth day I let her rode alone and hided following her with surprised her when she reached her destination and finally she can do it with the four day without me. First time she might scare and won’t feel confident but after few time riding alone with the same way then she gets familiar the road and easy for her to go alone.
The are many questions from our cousins why we let our daughter riding bike on road by her own, It’s very dangerous along the road… we understand why they asked those questions as they worried and care our daughter. We know parents always care about their children and we are the same. But the Caring and Loving Child of each family is different, it’s base on parents lifestyle.
Everything it have the first time, it depend on when we will star.