Tips For Dealing With Kids Who Are Afraid To Fly

Tips For Dealing With Kids Who Are Afraid To Fly

The beautiful thing about kids is that they’re always excited, especially when it comes to trying thing for the time. Unfortunately, it’s not always the same when it comes to flying. Kids are often caught between excitement and fear of what travel entails. This often leads to a dilemma for a lot of parents especially if they are dealing with a kid who’s seen way too many airplane movies. If you have a kid whose scared to fly, this post is for you. Here are a few “Tips For Dealing With Kids Who Are Afraid To Fly”.

Talk About Thier Fears

I know this might seem strange to you because the last thing you want to do is get them scared. But it actually works because when they know that there is the possibility of flight cancellations, weather delays, mechanical failures and all the issues that are associated with flying, they will be less likely when it occurs. So you have to give them some “flight education.”

Show Them Safety Stats Tips For Dealing With Kids Who Are Afraid To Fly

The chances of a plane crash are 1 in 7 million but kids don’t realize this because thanks to Hollywood, it can sometimes seem like plane crashes occur every time a plane gets in the sky. This is obviously not true, so take some time to go over some safety stats. You might already know that flying is the safest mode of transportation, they don’t.

Prepare Their Minds Tips For Dealing With Kids Who Are Afraid To Fly

Getting on a flight is just one of the many things that happen at an airport. You have to check bags (well, unless you’re me lol), go through security checks and x-ray machines. This can all be unnerving for an adult, imagine what it feels like for a child whose never flown. Keeping your kids informed on what to expect will make it easier for them to process. Also, be sure to remind, joking about weapons is never funny or okay unless they want to spend their vacation at the gray bar hotel.  

Use The Toilet Tips For Dealing With Kids Who Are Afraid To Fly

This seems really obvious, but even I’ve forgotten this one a few times. Make sure you do a bathroom run with your kids. Even if they say they don’t have to go, take them anyway. You don’t want to be that parent with the kid who is throwing a tantrum because they have to use that bathroom when the flight is about to take off. 

Time To bond Tips For Dealing With Kids Who Are Afraid To Fly

Make your child’s first flight a bonding experience by chatting about the things you never get to talk about because of your tight schedules. Your child’s first flight is a special moment for everyone. Make it an amazing experience by easing their fears and reassuring them everything will be great. 

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26 Comments

  1. August 31, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Great tips! I have a friend who flies often. Their son was afraid to fly and it was very difficult for them.

  2. August 31, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    I love these tips and I find them very important as I often travel with my nieces
    I thinking preparing their minds is very key as it will make them calm.

  3. August 31, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Thanks for the tips! My babies went on their first plane ride for the first time this summer and really enjoyed it!
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  4. August 31, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    I’m not yet at a stage of my life where I have to travel with scared children, luckily I have friends who do.

    One of my girlfriend’s sons throws the biggest fits before take-off she is rather embarrassed. I’ve forwarded her this article because she is at wit’s end! Thank you so much and keep up the amazing work! 🙂

  5. September 1, 2017 / 2:59 am

    We’re lucky in that our kids haven’t shown any sign of being scared to fly. We did have some rough turbulence once and my son did panic a little. I showed him how to relax and breathe through it. It really helped to calm him down.

  6. September 1, 2017 / 7:06 am

    These are some great tips for anyone that’s afraid to fly. I used to not enjoy it so much, but I’ve gotten use to it over the years
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  7. September 1, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Thank you for sharing! I so needed these tops for when I go to disney world with my two little minions!

  8. September 1, 2017 / 8:39 am

    I have only flown a few times with my kids when they were young. I did give my daughter a nice long checklist before she flew out to see me this year, she said it really helped her!

  9. September 1, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Great tips! We haven’t taken our kids flying yet, but I worry that they will be fearful. These are great tips to help quell those fears. We will have to keep this in mind if our kids get anxious about flying.
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  10. September 1, 2017 / 9:03 am

    The first time I ever flew I was about 11 and I actually flew alone. I don’t remember really being afraid, just thinking it was amazing. I can imagine that a lot of children deal with flight anxiety. These are good tips
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  11. Heather
    September 1, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    My oldest doesn’t love flying, but loves to travel. These tips will be a great resource for making her feel comfortable when we take off.

  12. Catvills
    September 1, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    My children were past the “tantrum” stage when they boarded a plane for the first time, so it was less stressful for me. Anyway, thank you for these tips. I will share them with my friend who has 20 month old twin daughters. They will be flying to Singapore in a few weeks.

  13. September 1, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    These ideas aren’t just kid stuff! Thanks for posting. I’m gonna have to share this with a couple of friends who are afraid to fly!

  14. September 2, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I guess these are important reminder to all parents. Sometimes, we neglect to also train them the basics. Most of the times, we assume that kids already knew all these.

  15. September 2, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    Great tips! My kiddos have flown a few times. Going to the bathroom before getting on the plane is important.

  16. September 3, 2017 / 4:05 am

    What a good post and I love to read this I love these ideas and perfect for me too I will definitely share this with my other friends

  17. September 3, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    There’s nothing more frustrating than being on a flight and a kid being so afraid and they’re parents doing nothing about it. I don’t have kids but it’s always good to learn what to do in this situations and maybe apply it with my nephew.

  18. September 3, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    It can go for traveling for a very long time and even going to the doctors. If you talk to them and tell them there is nothing to be worried about it they will have no fear.

  19. September 4, 2017 / 2:49 am

    Lovely tips, I will definitely share with my friends who are parents. Flying can be scary, I remember being petrified during my first flight.

    Thank you for sharing this post 🙂

  20. September 4, 2017 / 2:55 am

    great tips , this is cool article for parents !

  21. September 5, 2017 / 12:58 am

    Awww. I’m not a mum yet but I’m sure this ideas will also help non kids.

  22. Elizabeth O
    September 5, 2017 / 6:37 am

    These tips are great help for all of us not just for kids as well as for adults. It can help young travelers to travel comfortably.

  23. September 5, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    I’m not a mum yet, but I wouldn’t blame a kid for being scared of flying especially after the numerous flight scenes portrayed in movies. I too I’m scared of flying…

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