I’m getting to the point where traveling with my kids no longer triggers the existential consideration of whether it would have been better to not travel at all or, in the alternative, to travel but to not have had children in the first place.
The first time I took my first kid on a flight when he was a baby, I was armed with every possible suggestion from every parenting blog across the internetosphere. Like most parenting advice you find on the internet, the suggestions sucked.
Out of all the topics out there on parenting, the most fraught with horrible advice is traveling with children. We tend to overthink and over-research everything when it comes to parenting. Travel is one of those.
Based on extensive research and experience, here are ten horrible pieces of advice for traveling with young children and how to deal with them.
Read the rest here on Medium.
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