OK, you parents, time to hand out some advice: We bought my 4 year old daughter a bike last year, but she only recently began to ride it on a regular basis. Originally, I adjusted the training wheels to be slightly off the road, but she had a lot of trouble turning. She'd take a left and the bike would fall over to the right. I thought she was turning too sharp but earlier this week decided to find out what the problem was, so I hopped on the bike myself. (I'm told it was hilarious, watching me ride up and down the street on a kiddie bike.) Well, even I had a hard time turning the thing! When I went right, the bike would lean right as it should, but then the right training wheel would hit the ground and jerk the bike back to the left. It would then fall over. So, I thought, better raise the training wheels. I raised them all the way up and let my little girl ride it. This time, that problem went away. I expected she would figure out how to balance and only use the training wheels as a "catch", but she just rode it back and forth with one training wheel on the ground and the other way up in the air - leaning the whole time. She also fell a couple of times just riding in a straight line because the bike was leaning way too much. So, I readjusted the things again. This time, they're all the way down, to the point that both wheels touch the ground at all times. The bike stays perfectly level on it's own and doesn't wobble back and forth at all. This seems to work better. I'm thinking this is how they are supposed to be adjusted, as she will get used to riding straight and level so one day when we remove the training wheels, she'll just keep riding that way. At least, that's how it works in my head. Real life may be another story. Anyway, my wife is convinced that they should be up off the ground a bit so she will learn to balance. We already tried that and had problems, and she doesn't balance that way, she just lets the bike lean on one of the training wheels and rides it sideways (and falls over trying to turn). I think they should stay all the way down, holding the bike perfectly level at all times. What's the correct way to adjust training wheels?? ------------------ -Ryan (http://www.ryanwright.com ) Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to use the HTF and keep him occupied for life.