By Sheldon “Two Wheeler” Brown
One of the many tasks parents must undertake is teaching their children how to ride a bicycle. At every stage of the learning process, there are several possible approaches, and most parents will be unsure how to proceed. This article will try to cover the options and explain when to choose which. This article focuses on only the most basic skills: pedaling, steering and balancing, that make it possible for a child to operate a bicycle (read the full article)
In the context of telling our story, our family’s struggle for a share in the American Dream — the story of our own success — this About Us post (written in 2003 ) is preserved here purely for historical perspective.
About Wallaby Kids (version 1.0)
Wallaby Kids Inc. is owned and operated by husband and wife team Peggy and T.J. McDonald. We conceived the business with the earnest desire of facilitating more quality time with our two daughters (now 6 and 8 years of age) during their formative years (that is, before they become teenagers and want nothing more to do with mom and dad). We began the business working out of our garage, delight in the fact that we have time for breakfast with our girls every morning before school, and make a point of being there every afternoon when they return home. It is our hope that through this enterprise we may share with other families from all walks of life whatever good fortune we can make for our own, contributing in some small part to curbing the rise of child obesity rates, with a firm commitment to the promotion of quality family time through parental participation in physical education and bicycle safety at an early age. We strongly believe that a family which plays together — stays together.
Thank you for your interest in Wallaby Kids and the Wallaby Bicycle Trainer. May yours serve you well!
Peggy & T.J. McDonald
Wallaby Kids Inc.