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    So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    So, we are all really into 4 wheeling...minus the boy. It went from him saying it was boring to now saying that he literally hates it...
    Aside from serious counseling and therapy , what has anyone here done to get a kid into wheeling that once was not? Are there any trails we can run with him that might get him into it more? We haven't really felt safe taking him on really heavy duty stuff until we get sport (safety) nets and a better roll cage in...so far he's been on Sunflower Mines and Crown King...
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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    Crown King must have brought the hating....How 'bout Terminator?
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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    Shorter trails with plenty of places to get out.

    Let them bring a friend--most other kids don't get to 4 wheel, so they think it's awesome, and your kid then will see at it as a privilege.

    Let them run the GPS, camera, or some other duty.

    Make sure they are eating healthy snacks and drinking plenty of fluids--a kid that doesn't feel well won't enjoy himself.

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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    it (CK) was the most recent trip...
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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    Get rid of the Stars Wars crap and get him a cool Video game Like Moab. My nephew has a video game that is 4 wheelin in Moab and is really cool. Heck, you might want to get it because you are'nt coming tomorrow. You guys can 4 wheel on TV

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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    Do you know if they have that for game cube???

    (believe me, if I could get him into ANYTHING but star wars, I'd LOVE it! I was never into star wars, my EX husband is the star wars guy...Remi followed suit)
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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    Mine is 14 and he is bored with it too, like sedona said, he has fun if he takes a friend (especially a girl) and I he likes taking the pics sometimes too, take lots of trail snacks, he is happier if he has Jerky to munch on!!
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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    I'll have to see if my cousin Chris will loan us his son, or we can take Remi's 8 year old uncle with us...with remi being 5 and starting school in July in Kindergarten, he doesn't know that many kids. Ben and I tend to be his playmates.
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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    Nena hit it on the head... They need to be occupied doing something... Most ANY riding in a car all-day whether it be going to G-ma's in El Paso, or a trail ride like CK "p's" the little ones off, cause they can't get out & play.

    Toys, a buddy to talk to, frequent stops to explore the creek bottom, or a funny looking tree you see (somethimes you got to make one up, cause you KNOW it's that time...), or ANYTHING other than sitting quietly in the back of the car (unless they've fallen asleep), will make them happier with going along.

    I'd bet " $$'s-to-donuts ", that his problem is the fear that he will be stuck sitting in the back seat again (like on CK), with NO breaks or FUN (to a 5-yr-old anyway) things to do.
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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    I think you hit the nail with the head there. Very sound info

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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    I let mine drive.. he has way more fun!!!

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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    Most definately it is the time, very long trails are not much fun, kids get vored too quick. Short one where they can get out and watch, play with others (bring a friend, the friend if they have never wheeled will bill you to your son as the coolest parents alive) and if you dare, let him drive over a rock or two.
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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    He led the trail on this run! His first time driving!!

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    Dave he did a good job to I will add. He was even getting a little ****y on Saturday.

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    Re: So the boy doesn't like 4 wheeling....

    yep you have to remember that a 5 year old has an attention span of around 10 minutes MAX! He is male also so lessen the attention span by around 20%. Crown King bored me to tears also.

    Shorter trails, more obstacles, get it tippy but controlled, Raw Deal can be fun, Terminator. Other than just drive let him help you get it ready.
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