Talk to Your Kids
It is also important to review expectations for behavior on board an airplane before you actually leave for the trip. Discuss using an "inside voice" and reviewing what will happen so that your children know what is coming. Security screening can be intimidating for little ones so go over the process with them before it happens and advise them that they may have to momentarily part with their special object as it goes through the X-Ray machine.
Stay Tuned In
We have all witnessed parents that are oblivious to their child's antics on a plane, and it is up to mom and dad to stay tuned into their child during a flight. It is not their time to nap or check out and assume that flight attendants will look after their kids.
Travel is an amazing gift to share with your kids. In order for it to be successful, you must plan ahead and be prepared. When you arm yourself with options, you become your own pilot and are able to control the situation much better.