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Old 06-25-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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that's why you wear headphones and listen to music on a flight.

It's not enough, sadly. The kicking of the chair, the throwing, the yelling over what headphones can cover... ugh ugh and more ugh

 
Old 06-25-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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If they are babies, a pacifier will do the trick...There are other things parents can do to settle them down, Tylenol helps sometimes....teaching them how to hold there nose and blow, it alleviates the pain!
 
Old 06-25-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Most would agree with your points, which are reasonable. However there are one or two people who are battling to the death over whether any child should ever misbehave, like the person who hates puppies for example :/

This subject has pretty much been beaten to death and I guess there's not much more to say, except maybe to psychoanalyze those few forum participants who have expressed their intolerance for children.
I don't "hate" puppies, your position would be valid if you actually were truthful. I prefer older dogs. Nothing wrong with that.

I also don't advocate banning all children from flights. I never said that, either. In fact I've stated that I've seen well behaved children in flights as well. I do believe that for children who are incredibly disruptive, particularly when the parents either think it's cute, are oblivious, or ignore them, the airline should impose a one year ban on that child flying.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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Except shoving something foreign and uncomfortable into their ears can often cause them to cry ... then what's the point?
Having the kids take a drink ( bottle if they're babies), of water or juice can help equalize that pressure in the ears too.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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I don't "hate" puppies, your position would be valid if you actually were truthful. I prefer older dogs. Nothing wrong with that.

I also don't advocate banning all children from flights. I never said that, either. In fact I've stated that I've seen well behaved children in flights as well. I do believe that for children who are incredibly disruptive, particularly when the parents either think it's cute, are oblivious, or ignore them, the airline should impose a one year ban on that child flying.
But who gets to decide if a child is "incredibly disruptive." As evidenced by this thread, everyone has a different threshold. It seems that to some people, just their very existence is "incredibly disruptive."
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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But who gets to decide if a child is "incredibly disruptive." As evidenced by this thread, everyone has a different threshold. It seems that to some people, just their very existence is "incredibly disruptive."
I'd say that when it gets to the point that an adult would be banned and possibly even arrested. Food throwing, running around when the seatbelt sign is on, injuring another passenger, screaming or yelling (outside of being in pain) after several warnings from flight crew, etc.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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I recently read about etiquette in restaurants and to quiet kids, yes, I agree parents should quiet their kids. If not, the other passengers should have the same right to make equally loud noise and that would not be very pleasant for anyone.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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If it had been my kid I would have spanked her right then and there. Whiny ass/screaming kids have no place in public places! Who says that? I say that...and Robert D. Raiford!
Oh but geeze louise, your not supposed to spank kids?
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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If parents are unable to quiet their kids, they shouldn't be parents....wait till those kids get older....whew
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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They can chew gum.

We traveled a lot as kids and we were never screaming and bothering people. My Mom gave us gum and coloring books and games and we sat quietly until the flight was over.

Parents today are oblivious to people around them and do not feel they are obligated to keep their kids quiet. They have a "get over it" attitude.

When I was moderating a travel forum (on another website), we had this topic come up and it was always the most heavily contested (and moderated) topic outside of elections.

One guy posted "FU, I don't give a s*** about it if my kid is screaming the entire flight and that makes you miserable. He has every RIGHT to be there." Unfortunately, that is the attitude of a small minority of flying parents. I had one several flights ago where the parents ignored a crying baby as the had their headphones on.

I wish we could go back to the days where parents took more responsibility for the behavior of their children but that requires more time and commitment than most parents are ready to give.

Fortunately last night's flight's only distraction was a loud game of "Go Fish" in the seat behind me.
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