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I just had to endure a 9 hour plane ride with a pair of screaming toddlers - not crying babies, screaming tantrum throwing toddlers. There were two of them tag-teaming, when one got too tired to scream any more the other one took up the noise making. They were approximately 2 and 4 years old, too old to be allowed to throw endless tantrums in my opinion. The parents would occasionally shush them or pick them up to walk around the cabin. I'm not one to advocate hitting children but I do believe that not disciplining them does them more harm than good, and I feel like allowing your kids to torture dozens of other people is irresponsible and worse than rude. At some point you need to get angry with them if they won't stop throwing tantrums and screaming, otherwise you are failing in your job as a parent.

On the flight to Japan there was a crying baby - a little baby who probably couldn't pop his ears. He would cry for about an hour until he got tired and then he would sleep for several hours, so most of the flight was relatively quiet. I didn't get pissed at that because I have an understanding of children and their behavior. I am still irritated by the screaming toddlers though, that was beyond infuriating. I wish that there was a sound-proofed room where the parents could be shut in with their screaming children so that they could listen to it while the rest of the plane got a break.

Phew... ranting makes me feel a little better.
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I wish that there was a sound-proofed room where the parents could be shut in with their screaming children so that they could listen to it while the rest of the plane got a break.


I'm all for this idea.

On one of my flights I had twins who kept kicking the back of my chair non-stop for 3 hours while fighting, laughing loudly, briefly crying etc. I almost went mad.
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I had a nine hour flight back from London and I had to deal with some toddler (probably 4) screaming for two hours straight. I think he was mad that they didn't have a movie he liked or something. Regardless, I was about ready to go to the kid and tell him to shut up and quit screaming. Fortunately, the parents were trying the entire time to get him to stop, and when we hit the 2 hour mark, they whispered something to him (angrily) and he shut right up. I don't know what it was, but it worked so I don't care.

Frankly, I agree with your idea. It'd be nice for the passengers, but I doubt it would be implemented because it would cost money to build that room. I don't know if airlines would be willing to dish out more money for that feature.
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I'll just leave this here.
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If they drug dogs, why not children?
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If they drug dogs, why not children?


This.

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Just as bad as the kids in restaurants. Makes me want to slap both the kid and parent.
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I just had to endure a 9 hour plane ride with a pair of screaming toddlers - not crying babies, screaming tantrum throwing toddlers. There were two of them tag-teaming, when one got too tired to scream any more the other one took up the noise making. They were approximately 2 and 4 years old, too old to be allowed to throw endless tantrums in my opinion. The parents would occasionally shush them or pick them up to walk around the cabin. I'm not one to advocate hitting children but I do believe that not disciplining them does them more harm than good, and I feel like allowing your kids to torture dozens of other people is irresponsible and worse than rude. At some point you need to get angry with them if they won't stop throwing tantrums and screaming, otherwise you are failing in your job as a parent.

On the flight to Japan there was a crying baby - a little baby who probably couldn't pop his ears. He would cry for about an hour until he got tired and then he would sleep for several hours, so most of the flight was relatively quiet. I didn't get pissed at that because I have an understanding of children and their behavior. I am still irritated by the screaming toddlers though, that was beyond infuriating. I wish that there was a sound-proofed room where the parents could be shut in with their screaming children so that they could listen to it while the rest of the plane got a break.

Phew... ranting makes me feel a little better.
i hate it when i see it when i go to the market or any other store.kids are so unruly these days

btw,how much does the ticket cost for one of these trips to japan??

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Necessary for every plane, bus, car ride.

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btw,how much does the ticket cost for one of these trips to japan??



Round trip was about $1,200, and we searched and searched for a deal that good.
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I'm getting a pair for my next trip, absolutely. I think they should keep earplugs on planes for cases like that one, it would help a bit at least.
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jutsuri wrote:


perrandy wrote:


btw,how much does the ticket cost for one of these trips to japan??



Round trip was about $1,200, and we searched and searched for a deal that good.
thats alot of cash,seems like you didnt travel alone since thats the smartest way of saving costs when someone else is helping with the bill.i for one, am rather content in just watching videos of japan on youtube lawl

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I teach toddlers. And yes, they can throw temper tantrums. Some more than others.

it's just part of the age. And it's not always under the parents' control either. Often, but not always. It pisses me off when people say "ugh those parents are awful" or "those stupid children need to shut up". Excuse me. Either you have never been a parent or you've never had a difficult child who did absolutely everything you didn't want him to do despite your best efforts to direct him otherwise or correct his behavior.

And nobody has the right to tell parents, whether they are "bad" or "good" parents, that they can't take their crying kids onto airplanes or even restaurants , despite how much it disturbs your peace.
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If they drug dogs, why not children?


This is a great idea, they should also make them ride in the cargo hold like pets.
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that's something I wouldn't wish on my sworn enemy..... ugh screaming little kids in a confined space for any period of time is hell
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