A passenger video onboard a Lufthansa flight to Newark captures the worst-behaved child I’ve ever seen on a plane.
Although the video was posted last summer, the Daily Mail brought it to my attention today. This video was allegedly filmed on a Lufthansa flight from Munich to Newark in August 2017.
Perhaps you should watch it first:
I know this video will unleash a torrent of “ban all children from planes” comments, but let’s talk about what do in a situation like this.
I’ve seen my fair share of bad children over the years, but never something like this. The child apparently screamed for the entire eight hours…
Noise cancelling headphones won’t work. There is no place to escape to. What do you if you’re stuck with a screaming child?
Well, nothing. Nothing at all. You can’t grab the child and shake him. You can’t spank him. In fact, you probably shouldn’t even speak harshly to him. You’ll get in trouble if you offer him alcohol.
And it’s easy to blame the mother for being horrible and failing to control her little brat, but three hundred evil eyes also do not help the situation. Maybe the kid suffered from a disability (that’s my hunch). Maybe his parents spoiled him rotten. Whatever the case, I can’t see any viable solution other than to wait it out. Even if his mother is blameworthy for brining him onboard in the first place, it’s not like you can just throw them out from 40,000 feet.
The point of my post is to concede that the only thing we can do is train our own children to behave. The problem is generally not children on planes: it is teaching obedience and discipline. If you have any solution for how to deal with situations like this on the spot, I’m all ears.