Toddler tantrum removes family from plane

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Toddler tantrum removes family from plane
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Mon, 03-12-2012 - 2:16pm

Did you all see this story on the Today show this morning? It appears as if a family of four was asked to leave a flight after their two-year-old had a five minute tantrum.

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Registered: 08-02-2010

I feel for them also. I have been in situations where you just can't leave. Dr office, waiting to pick up DD from Pre-k, its a nice theory but not practical. I understand the airline not wanting to deal with it either for all the other passengers .

I don't know.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
I'm with you- we very rarely travel. We are planning to give it a try this summer, but we will be driving so the only people we will be upsetting is ourselves should something go wrong!

We rarely even go to restaurants either. More often than not we will order takeout. It's just easier for everyone. My kids get so antsy waiting for their food to arrive and I feel so tense wondering if they'll make it through the meal without a meltdown.

Sigh... being a parent is so fun, isn't it?

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I'm not one to do that either. A trip to Italy is a long flight- I wonder if the child slept the entire time?

Anyway, it is hard- on one hand it is easier to skip out on these things all the time, on the other, how will they learn if they aren't given the experience? I'm just too cautious I think. I worry too much about upsetting others around me. Then again, it seems like people sure do get upset about the presence of children more and more these days!

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Registered: 11-05-2008
Heck, we were out to dinner last night. ds was not making much noise and just generally being really good (dh and i were happily shocked especially since the service was really slow).
A coulpe of ladies were being seated at an adjacent table. They took one lok at us and asked to be seated in another part of the restaurant.
Siggie
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Registered: 07-26-1999
I am so afraid of this, my youngest is a temper tantrum girl and we are flying up to Michigan to see them this summer. The other two kids are pretty seasoned fliers and are pretty good, but I am a bit worried about the littlest one. I am going to make sure to pack the ipod/ipad, coloring books and snacks and hopefully we have no issues.
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Oh my gosh! I swear, it seems to me like more and more people have no tolerance for children. (but yay for a good dinner out with your family!)

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Oh boy! I wish you the best of luck, Tracy. We flew with my middle guy when he was about 3 across the country. He did surprisingly well until we made our decent. I'm pretty sure it was pressure on his ears that was causing him distress. Snacks and lots of things to do will hopefully help with your little one!