Sitting in Departures the other day at Gate 207 in Dublin airport and the call goes out inviting parents traveling with children to come forward for boarding.
Our fellow travellers, some in suits grumble while they wait and fret, wonder if they will end up sitting near the parents pride and joy. Taking your child on a flight has many challenges; one among them is the requirement to develop a thick skin for the dirty looks from other passengers. Assuming that the other 168 passengers on your next flight are not all single, childless world travelers without children of their own their impatience is somewhat unfair. Ignore rude people, especially those whose job it is to help. Only you can know the right way to handle your child.