Six Ways to Handle a Toddler Meltdown on a Flight | Amy Tara Koch
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Six Ways to Handle a Toddler Meltdown on a Flight

While there may not be a playbook for handling pint-size petulance at 32,000 feet, pediatric behavioral experts offer insights into how to avoid, or at least contain, that next temper tantrum.

By Amy Tara Koch
Flying with small children is an event often fraught with tension. Children are unpredictable, even more so when confined to cramped quarters. And the stress of trying to quiet a screaming toddler is often amplified by the dagger-like stares coming from fellow passengers. While there may not be a playbook for handling pint-size petulance at 32,000 feet, pediatric behavioral experts and the Association of Flight Attendants offer insights into how to avoid, or at least contain, meltdowns.