The neighbor girl is learning to ride a bike, and this weekend she seems to have mastered it. Her trouble was stopping.
When learning a new skill, stopping is a critical capability. Before she would ever let me put the car in drive, my mom made me spend 30 minutes in neutral, lifting my foot off the brake for a second, then two, then three, before braking, learning the feel of the pedal, learning to stop.
If you’re not learning how to stop, you’re not really learning the skill.