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Old 03-07-2017, 11:50 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
It is quite dangerous especially with my motorically and mentally clumsy kids.
Kids can take a fall, unlike the elderly. The only way for kids to improve their motor skills is to test them, especially on something that is fun.

I've got fantastic balance, mostly due to running river rocks as fast as I could when I was a kid. It taught me to look 3 steps ahead, and to recalculate on the fly when a rock shifted. Sure, I could have broken something, but I was a kid and would have recovered quickly.

My sister is 28 years old and still doesn't know how to ride a bicycle. She never got comfortable with the idea of falling in the process of learning. She's terrible at all things requiring motor coordination, including driving.

I don't know how much motor coordination is genetically encoded, but I'm pretty sure everyone can improve it with practice.
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