Amy - posted on 02/18/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )
We have had numerous people tell us that when we go on vacation to "drug up" the kids with benadryl or other like medicine to keep them calm - or asleep. I think that's insane! But as I talked about this to other moms almost all of them have done it! "Knock them out so you can have an easier trip" seemed to be the consistent answer. I think that is wrong and lazy parenting. That way they don't have to deal with their kids. I think it's a leanring opportunity. they may be loud on the plane, may not want to sit still - but they have to learn sometime. Just like taking them to church or out in public. they need to learn how to behave. what do you think? have you done it? i would rather have an alert child, personally.