Keeping Kids Entertained On A Flight: A Quick Guide

Taking kids on a plane is every parent’s worst nightmare. Whether this is your first time or your 30th, you’re going to be dreading something about sitting your little one down for hours at a time. Even though you’re getting a vacation out of it, you’ve got to travel there first, and who knows how well that’ll go? 

After all, there’s nowhere to sneak off to if they get bored or cranky and start crying, and all the other passengers are going to be wondering where the noise is coming from! 

All in all, it’s a stressful time for everyone. But does it have to be? No! That’s why you need some handy entertainment tips in your life right now! And thankfully, we’ve been there and done that; it’s why we’ve made a quick guide about the best ways to keep toddlers and young children entertained on a flight down below.

 

Pack a Small Activity Case

If you’ve got the space for it, pack a small box filled with coloring sheets, crayons, activity books, pens and plain paper, and even some craft instructions for your child to use. When you’re at the crux of your flight, break out the activity case (which shouldn’t be too hard to fit into a carry-on, so use that as a size guide!), and get them to work their way through it. When the time comes to get back on the plane for the way home, you can ‘refill’ the box with a few new things to do. 

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Keeping It Rational: 7 Signs You Probably Shouldn’t Adopt the Dog You’ve Laid Your Eyes On





Adopting a dog is a big deal. It’s a huge responsibility for both yourself and your family. As you are looking at different dogs in your area that are available for adoption, you need to take into consideration every aspect of your new dog to make sure that you are finding the perfect fit. You’ll probably fall in love with almost every dog you see. But, here are seven things to consider before making that final choice.




1. Temperament




Every dog has their own personality just like people do. Some are more independent than others and some just want affection all of the time. While dogs will be nervous and easily excited when they are awaiting adoption, some behaviors could be signs of problems that you could have trouble dealing with.




Overly shy


Overly shy: If the dog is afraid of you and you aren’t able to coax them into coming to you or smelling your hand, it’s possible that the dog has been abused. It’s all too common, especially with dogs in shelters. They won’t let you pet them because they are afraid of you. Sometimes, the abuse may have been so severe that they are never able to trust humans again.




Possessive


Possessive: If they won’t let you touch their toys or bedding without growling at you, it could also be a sign that they may have been abused. The growling could turn into biting, especially with strangers who aren’t aware of the dog’s possessive nature.


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