If the kid's used to being belted in in the family car (SUV), then riding the plane is likely no problem.
Sweet! I'm going to teach my kid how to throw temper tantrums.
""A lot of this comes down to parenting," Perry said. At the end of the day, "I know I can get my daughter buckled in that seat.""
Parenting??? How dare he say that!!!
If I were an Air Marshal, I wouild have tazered the parents.
It's worked so far.
As for parents letting their kids run amok, we are trying to install a LOT more discipline in our kids than they apparently believe in. Yes, I know this child had ear problems, but the parents should have planned for that and given the child something to help her deal with it.
Expecting the airlines to just rework their entire schedule is just ridiculous. Filing a lawsuit after the airlines had already tried to make a "peace offering" when they didn't really need to is just idiotic. Yet more reason to have a "loser pays" system for civil cases.
Looks like the parents were rewarded for having a spoiled child.
Girl Kicked Off Plane After Tantrum
Posted by don'tspeak4me
On News/Activism 01/23/2007 7:35:25 PM PST · 165 replies · 3,045+ views
Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2007 | JimEllis
Toddler's temper ousts family from plane
Posted by presidio9
On News/Activism 01/23/2007 10:25:48 AM PST · 187 replies · 3,062+ views
Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | January 23, 2007 | Jim Ellis
Crying Child and Her Parents Removed From Flight
Posted by Fawn
On News/Activism 01/23/2007 10:26:18 AM PST · 185 replies · 3,303+ views
ABC NEWS ^ | January 23, 2007 | ABC News
3-year-old unnerves airline [Girl taken off flight for crying too much]
Posted by MotleyGirl70
On General/Chat 01/22/2007 10:51:57 AM PST · 179 replies · 3,251+ views
Telegram.com ^ | 01/21/07 | Dianne Williamson
1. Discipline your children
2. Train your children.
3. Teach your children.
4. Be a mentor and an example for your children to follow.
If you can't remember all 4, just remember #1 (Actually, 2-3 DEFINE #1.)
An article I read when the story broke suggested that the parents were sitting together and the child was in a row in front of them. To me this is just asking for trouble.
These people lack basic parenting skills.
A three year old is old enough to understand commands and to follow instruction
This problem started way before they tried to buckle her in the seat that day
parents are probably up and coming socialist
There's no end to the uses of duct tape. :-)
There's no doubt who was in control here. The child. That happened a long time before pushback time for this flight.
About two good swats across the back of the legs usually works.
Forget all the Psychobable krep above.
Teach the child to obey her parents. End of story.
It still amazes me that I can't smoke on a plane, but screaming kids and human virus factories are still allowed to spew germs all over everyone on the flight. Glad that I don't have to fly.
Maybe she found out the Airtran is just Valujet with a new paint job.
Simple solution: in flight, the pilot is just as a captain on the high seas and can marry, arrest and/or SPANK passengers as needed.
These brattish temper tantrums are classic examples of children being in control...and they are actually terrified because of it. "Spare the rod and spoil the child."