A kindergarden teacher once told me never to say 'NO' ... allow them to just go about doing everything they shouldn't be doing. I still hold on to the principle but with a change in allowing him to attempt all that on his mountain bike, which I would have ideally said NO.
He now never misses his iPad and loves to be out there on the bike!!
MORE ABOUT HIM, IN OUR ISSUE 15 (but will need his iPad to see his story in the magazine :-)