Traveling by Plane: Child

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Advice for 6 Year Old with Irrational Fears

My 6 year old son recently started thinking about death. After he goes to bed, he will get up and come into our room crying because "he is afraid of dying, and he doesn't want us (mom and dad) to die either." I have asked him what makes him think about it - something that he learned about in school, saw on TV, read in a book, etc., and he says he didn't hear about it anywhere. This has happened several times in the last two weeks. At the same time, he has also become increasingly afraid of storms - completely freaking out if it's at all...

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Overseas Travel Advice?

My husband, daughter, mother-in-law and I will be traveling to the U.K. soon. We used to live there and are seasoned travelers...but this will be our first visit with our daughter. She will be 17 months old when we make the trip. The 7-8 hour flight will be her first. We are looking for advice on overseas travel, long flights, and jetlag/sleeping schedules with baby. Thanks for your help!