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In the absence of an aircraft, use a car.
Hope this helps to get you through the day.
Most people today think it improper to discipline children, so I have tried other methods to control kids when they have had one of 'those moments.'
Since I'm a pilot, one method that I have found very effective is for me to just take the child for a short flight during which I say nothing and give the child the opportunity to reflect on his or her behaviour.
I don't know whether it's the steady vibration from the engines, or just the time away from any distractions such as TV, video games, computer, iPod, etc.
Either way, the kid usually calms down and stops misbehaving after our flight together. I believe that eye to eye contact during these sessions is an important element in achieving the desired results.
I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with a child, in case you would like to use the technique....................

Should work with grandkids also!
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That is so funny. But I'll bet it is effective.

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Harry, here in the states that's illegal. You need an approved helmet on the child. Other than that I see no problems. Suggest a change of clothing for the tyke.
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Yes, Harry, how do you get the yellow stains off of the plane?
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Discipline, that's so missing. Parents think they should be their child's friend--call 'em stupid parents. I always compliment moms in stores who discipline their kids. My wife drove a school bus in a mountain community. First day on the job, the kids were unruly, noisy, jumping around. So she pulled over, opened a book and started reading. Didn't take long for the kids to figure it out, so they quieted down and she then drove on. Never had an unruly busload after that.

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Bend over in front of the kid, then scream loudly in his/her face. After that they are too scared to be rowdy again.
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Our bus drivers in Ohio at one time had the authority to spank. My driver had a billy club by his seat. We all had halos over our heads.
When do you start disciplining them? Just after they are born. My wife was involved in preschool education for 32 years. One mother had a four year old. She told my wife, "We gave up on him years ago." Remember, they can visit their kids on Tuesday and Saturday for one hour. First, you go through the metal detector then they lock the door behind you.

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