Because I had difficulty with-our difficult child on our last flt (home from our f-i-l memorial svc) and he hadn't taken his medications, this recent article caught my attention. It was a story about parents who were kicked off a flt because their 3-yr-old had a tantrum and was climbing under the seats (this info is from another article... the link above doesn't have the same details) and the airline wanted to take off. The parents said they just wanted a little more time to calm their child. The airline gave them new tickets for the following day and apologized. I've got an ADHD, ODD, Asperger's kid and I've never had him delay a flt b4. He was obnoxious during our last landing and I would have been happy if the attendant had thrown him out at 25,000 ft. (No such luck! ) I just don't understand that entitlement attitude. The other passengers pd for their tickets, too, and deserve to have a peaceful flt that leaves and arrives on time. Now that I think about it, it's BECAUSE I have a diff child that I have less patience for people who think they can disrupt other people's lives--or flts--and that they deserve an apology. We've all been on flts with-diff children. Everyone pitches in to help. Someone whips a toy out of their purse, another passes along scratch paper and a pen, another waves a keychain up and makes noises. (And I've done the same for others.) I'm wondering if there was a problem with-the parents not allowing help, or somehow telling other passengers or flt attendants 'hands off' that exacerbated the problem. I would have been hanging my head and in tears if I'd delayed someone else's flt like that. (I would have been in tears because my difficult child put me in tears to begin with-! ) Several times on this bb, people have (correctly) commented that it is our job to make sure that our difficult child can go out into society and function. This is an interesting example of how these parents had a bad day and made it worse by getting on the news.