Air travel with Children
Do you remember the first time you flew with your children? My first time was when my kids were 7 and almost 10. They did really well considering the fact that it was their first flight, but our flight on the way home didn’t go quite as smoothly. My poor son’s ears hurt so badly that he was crying under his blankie. I wasn’t prepared.
I was recently introduced to this great book for parents who will be traveling by airplane with their children soon. It may be your child’s first flight, or it may just be their first flight where they aren’t a baby or toddler. Airplane travel with children can go much more smoothly if you and your child are prepared.
Super Flyers: A Parent Guidebook for Airplane Travel with Children
Super Flyers: A Parent Guidebook for Airplane Travel with Children is a new pocket size book by Dr. Lori Baudino, a licensed clinical psychologist. This guidebook shows parents how airplane travel with children can be as exciting as ever. They need support to handle moments of upset, the judgments from other passengers, and guidance to enjoy what can be an incredible family experience. The tools in the book can be used both in the air and on the ground. After all, parenting is a journey, and so is preparing for flying with your children.
Each chapter of Super Flyers focuses on a different aspect the flight from preparation to exiting the plane.
Sample chapter topics
A.H.H. Preparing for the flight
The steps for preparing for the flight, allowing the 24 hours before a flight to be stress free. The Aim, Humor, and Happiness needed for preparation. Using A.H.H. provides insight into parenting with ease for every transition with children.
Carry On C.A.N. Dos
This chapter describes the collaboration, accessibility, and necessities needed for packing the perfect carry-on. Having this clutter free parenting style allows for families to only use what is most useful and provides support for the parent/child challenges promoting connection on the ground.
Take-off to Landing. P.L.E.A.S.E enjoy the flight
This chapter is all about what happens during the flight. Dr. Baudino offers strategies for relieving ear pressure, lengthen (for moving the body), eat (mealtime), attach (setting up playtime), soothe (sleeping), and excuse (toileting). Learning these must have tools for successful parenting interactions will set the reader for travel in the air and on the ground throughout life.
Dr. Lori Baudino
Lori M. Baudino, PsyD, BC-DMT is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist. She works extensively in private practice specializing with children and parents. Dr. Baudino brought the first Dance/Movement Therapy programs funded by The Andrea Rizzo Foundation to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Los Angeles providing therapy to children with cancer, terminal illness and special needs.
Dr. Baudino is a parent of two children under seven years of age and a continued advocate for best practices for parent connection and for children as competent and capable learners. Dr. Baudino has presented and collaborated on parenting seminars and conferences throughout California. She has also traveled extensively and volunteered therapeutic support to communities across the globe.
You can find Dr. Lori Baudino on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube Channels. For over 9 years she has worked with two top hospitals in the Los Angeles area, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Mattel UCLA Children’s’ Hospital. She provides clinical therapy within her west Los Angeles Private Practice.
Dr. Baudino is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association, GAINS psychotherapy network, Psychology Today, The California Psychology Association and the American Psychology Association. She has been recognized for The Marian Chace Award and Exceptional Service award by the ADTA. She has published articles for Special Education Advisor and The American Dance Therapy Journal and is identified as an expert BC-DMT on the Dr. Drew Celebrity Rehab & Interview show “On Being,” ABC News, People Magazine, Huffington Post, CCN, and identified parent blogs.
Dr. Baudino is the West Coast Lead/Clinical Spokesperson for the non-profit Andrea Rizzo Foundation. Dr. Baudino presents seminars/in-services often throughout California, Seattle, and internationally. You can find her presenting parenting workshops at public and private schools and at varying community events (such as UCLA Undergraduate Dance Department; UCLA Arts & Healing; UCLA Brain Tumor Conference; Charter Schools; Private Schools).
Watch more about her dance movement therapy
She has specialized in supervising, facilitating and providing treatment for children with special needs and their families. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals and at rehabilitation centers for trauma, addiction and pain management. She worked as the coordinator for Behavior Intervention Programs within the home/school setting.
Dr. Baudino runs group therapy sessions at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center.
In her private practice, she works with children of all ages and their families, and she provides an inviting, tranquil setting to conduct the sessions.
What are your tips for flying with children? Have you had a memorable flight while with children, your own or others?