How to survive a road trip with your kids

About halfway through a 3,755-mile road trip from Orlando to Seattle, I had a little reality check. It happened a few minutes into an hour-long interview with an NPR show in Madison, Wis., when the topic swerved toward unruly kids in a car. Read more “How to survive a road trip with your kids”

This is why we can’t help the Helicopter Parents

The helicopter parents have landed.

They’re on our site and they want us to help them. Should we? Read more “This is why we can’t help the Helicopter Parents”

United Airlines finally puts children first

The airline boarding process, for want of a more family-friendly word, stinks. But on Feb. 15, it will stink a little less for families.

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“A tough but doable trip has turned into a nightmare”

John Dunlop’s daughter, Francine, was supposed to fly from Copenhagen to Washington with her four children, including six-month old twins, last Friday. All by herself.

Talk about an impossible trip.

But then KLM made it even more impossible when it denied her boarding four times.

“A tough but doable trip has turned into a nightmare,” says Dunlop, a foreign service officer stationed in Iraq.
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How to navigate the child-unfriendly skies

What is it with airlines and kids these days?
Read more “How to navigate the child-unfriendly skies”