While we were on our ill fated skating trip, I tried to coach you through your terror with some sympathy and helpful tips.
Me: You know, sweetie, when I learned how to skate, I was a little scared at first too.
Me: Even if you fall down, it’s ok! I used to fall down all the time. And, I’ll catch you, I promise!
Me: Kitten, try this, look at Mommy’s feet. See? If you move them like this you can push yourself forward. I learned that when I was little and learning to skate.
Kitten: [sob] When I was little I learned how to fall down. [continued screaming]