Set off to the shops, me and 11year old on bikes, 8 year old on her scooter as her bike is missing a pedal. I was on the pavement with them(I know I say I don't do it, but clearly I do)as we joined up to the cycle path. Daughter decided to stop dead, I think she misjudged the cobbles and had a wobble, I was too close behind her. Slammed the brakes and swerved but she stuck her leg out and I clipped her ankle. Cue lots of squealing from her, my dilemma of whether to drop the bike and grab the child(just in case) or do things more slowly - I went for the latter I whipped her sock off just in case I'd chopped her foot off or something and there was the tiniest of scratches on her leg. She wasn't convinced and claimed she couldn't walk - so elder child waited with the bikes while I piggy-backed younger one home, fortunately just around the corner. She's milking it. I will stick to the road and keep a safer stopping distance between us in future.