Travelling with children comes with its perils. The younger they are, the more challenging the holiday. As much as travel expands your child’s mind, it can greatly contract your self-confidence as a parent, because it isn’t until you’ve let those tiny missiles loose inside a plane that your child-rearing skills become apparent.
Most people I know dread being seated within the hearing range of an Indian child (I specify Indian because our children are a class apart from any other race as far as decibel levels go.) I was one of those people too, before I became a hearty contributor to the cacophony in the air via my own two children. The experience of many memorable journeys, however, has taught me a thing or two about navigating airports, boarding flights and avoiding public embarrassment while travelling with children.