“I can go anywhere …”
Everyone is frightened of something, but sometimes our fears can prevent us from exploring our world. Most of the time, facing our fears can help us overcome them. But what if the fear is your child’s? And what if it’s his or her fear of flying that makes going to see grandma or taking a family vacation a nightmare … for everyone?
LeVar Burton, host of PBS’s Reading Rainbow, tackles this challenge in a special video that parents can show their children during this holiday travel season to relieve any stress. LeVar takes 8-year old Sai, a child with an actual fear of flying, through his first-ever flight to help him overcome his fear. Watch as the airplane’s pilot and LeVar take this young flyer through the experience — one that many families will encounter this holiday season. You child will learn how safe and fun flying can be, but you don’t have to take our word for it!
For more family travel tips, check out Summer Hull’s tips for keeping the kids happy and our no-item-left-behind packing list. Fear of flying still not fixed? Then don’t miss our family road trip survival guide for tips on how to occupy hours in the car with the little ones.