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I love animals and would sign up for a flight meant for people with pets and the pets wouldn't need to be crated.

I feel about children the same as I do adults, I like some and not others. Why would age or size matter?

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Some of you need to look into charters. You might have more control over who is on the flight...

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On 6/17/2014 occasional rain said:

I love animals and would sign up for a flight meant for people with pets and the pets wouldn't need to be crated.

I feel about children the same as I do adults, I like some and not others. Why would age or size matter?


You know. You might be on to something there! Although some people don't have any better control of their animals than they do their children.

Of course my little grands are perfect angels doncha know!

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On 6/17/2014 scotttie said:
On 6/17/2014 occasional rain said:

I love animals and would sign up for a flight meant for people with pets and the pets wouldn't need to be crated.

I feel about children the same as I do adults, I like some and not others. Why would age or size matter?


You know. You might be on to something there! Although some people don't have any better control of their animals than they do their children.

Of course my little grands are perfect angels doncha know!

Oh yeah , can you just imagine a bunch of territorial dogs loose on an airplane.

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On 6/17/2014 happy housewife said:
On 6/17/2014 scotttie said:
On 6/17/2014 occasional rain said:

I love animals and would sign up for a flight meant for people with pets and the pets wouldn't need to be crated.

I feel about children the same as I do adults, I like some and not others. Why would age or size matter?


You know. You might be on to something there! Although some people don't have any better control of their animals than they do their children.

Of course my little grands are perfect angels doncha know!

Oh yeah , can you just imagine a bunch of territorial dogs loose on an airplane.


Put my grands and my dog, Milo, on the plane and we'd clear the place out!! {#emotions_dlg.lol}

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People seem.to think that children are these little alien beings that cannot be disciplined or taught good behavior, and therefore everyone must put up with it.

Parents seem to be afraid of their children. They do all they can to mollify them, and when that doesn't work, oh well.

I love children but part of that love is discipline.

There's a big difference between an infant that cries because something is wrong or uncomfortable, and a two year old who is allowed to run roughshod everywhere.

My mom.traveled with three kids, me seven, my bro two and my sis an infant. I remember those travels very well. There was no crying, screaming, kicking of seats. My mom had control of the situation and we knew to behave.

The problem is not the children. The bad (yes bad) behavior they display is not their fault.

It's the parents' responsibility to teach them what will be tolerated and what won't. A two year old only continues to kick the back of the seat because he/she knows he/she will get away with it.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.--Marcus Tullius Cicero
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On 6/17/2014 Marienkaefer2 said:

People seem.to think that children are these little alien beings that cannot be disciplined or taught good behavior, and therefore everyone must put up with it.

Parents seem to be afraid of their children. They do all they can to mollify them, and when that doesn't work, oh well.

I love children but part of that love is discipline.

There's a big difference between an infant that cries because something is wrong or uncomfortable, and a two year old who is allowed to run roughshod everywhere.

My mom.traveled with three kids, me seven, my bro two and my sis an infant. I remember those travels very well. There was no crying, screaming, kicking of seats. My mom had control of the situation and we knew to behave.

The problem is not the children. The bad (yes bad) behavior they display is not their fault.

It's the parents' responsibility to teach them what will be tolerated and what won't. A two year old only continues to kick the back of the seat because he/she knows he/she will get away with it.


In general, I agree with you and your assessment of parents responsibility.

However, there ARE those children who are difficult...and airline flights can provide them with a large amount of stimulii. Even the most well behaved children can have issues while traveling. They are out of their routine, they are perhaps tired, hungry, stressed, etc. etc. Some children are more compliant than others as well.

Sometimes that's just the way things are :-)

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In those days, Moms were the boss! And I've heard this from numerous celebrities who seem to be fairly well-balanced and successful now as adults.

'More or less', 'Right or wrong', 'In general', and 'Just thinking out loud ' (as usual).