Women Encircle a Crying Mom Whose Toddler Was Having a Meltdown at the Airport

While airports might typically be associated with stress, they can also be places for strangers to help out during those very times of travel anxiety. One such incident happened to Beth Bornstein Dunnington when she was flying out of Los Angeles earlier this month. The mom from Waimea, Hawaii was at LAX waiting to board her…

Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 11 Comments »

11 Comments on “Women Encircle a Crying Mom Whose Toddler Was Having a Meltdown at the Airport”

  1. What happened to said at 7:02 pm on February 15th, 2018:

    bending down to the child’s eye level, taking it’s little wrist firmly in one hand, and saying firmly: “ we don’t do this, stop it right now!” – for as many times as is necessary. If one does not firmly set acceptable and unacceptable behaviors for children as soon as they can walk and talk, it only escalates into worse. It is the parents’ job to take action when their child acts up in public: nobody pays good money to watch other people’s kids carry on in restaurants, movies, airports, libraries, sports events,whatever. I personally think this got worse when dear Hillary and the libs ascribed to the: “ it takes a village” crap. It was nice of those women to try, but here she is, not handing one child well, as she gets ready to have another.
    It all starts at home, teaching respect for others and for authority, making good citizens out of their offspring. It is the hardest job. We need to be better parents and grandparents, dealing with behaviors, or we create even more societal issues. ( And yes, I know, having raised four.)

  2. Kathy Baratta said at 2:07 pm on February 16th, 2018:

    You were on a roll and then you had to go in on Hilary’s “it takes a village.”

    What kills me about people like you is that you yearn for the good ol’ days when kids knew not to mouth off to any adults, even that old crank down the street that everyone knew was a problem. The days when if your neighbor saw your child doing something wrong, they either reprimanded the kid outright or went to their house to talk with the parents who would take the matter in-hand (and not by calling the neighbor out for not minding his-or-her own business or calling a lawyer threatening to sue for emotional distress).

    No. You thanked the neighbor for their time and trouble in looking out for your child.

    That, my friend, is the “village” in action.

  3. Oh sure, said at 4:09 pm on February 16th, 2018:

    yes, people could help out with neighbors in the old days, without being accused of molestation, or other nefarious acts. Ol’ Hill’s “village” is the one that tells kids to threaten their own parents with DYFS, that takes the parental judgments away from them, that they can do whatever they want and “ feel,” that everonewins every time, and that tries to force everyone to act and be the same good little liberals, that comply with their societal narrative. Agree, the “villages” of old- times were fine. Many of us don’t/ won’t ascribe to the “village” of today, however, and all its manifestations and cultural ramifications. – no, thanks.

  4. Kathy Baratta said at 12:28 pm on February 17th, 2018:

    Things are what you make of them.

    If perception is nine-tenths of reality, yours is a view askew.

  5. Everyone is said at 2:56 pm on February 17th, 2018:

    entitled to their personal view, based on their own experiences and results: I know that being more aware of and involved in raising children with values, morals, accountability for their behaviors, good work ethic,and an ability to make positive life choices, is the better way to send responsible citizens out into the world. Our job is to help them be contributors to,not drains on, our society. Victimhood, whining, blaming, carrying on, and excuses for screwing up, expecting others to pay/ pick up the pieces for you, does nobody any good. Whatever you want to say, or call it, those negative tactics are bringing our communities and our country down, and we need to turn that around!

  6. Kathy Baratta said at 6:12 pm on February 17th, 2018:

    I generally don’t agree with everyone but in this case there isn’t a word “Everyone” said I couldn’t agree with more.

  7. Thanks, said at 7:42 am on February 18th, 2018:

    May we all redouble our efforts to help make our world a better lace!

  8. A better said at 7:47 am on February 18th, 2018:


  9. A word to the wise said at 8:14 pm on February 21st, 2018:

    “View Askew” is a phrase that was trademarked a long time ago by the film director/writer Kevin Smith. It’s the name of his website, among other things. This successful and talented young man was born & raised locally, right here in Monmouth County NJ.

    So now then, Kathy Baratta;
    It’s time for YOU to come up with YOUR OWN witticisms, when attempting (as you so often do) to appear “clever” online. You DO claim to be some kind of writer, no?

    Don’t plagiarize those who are immensely more talented and successful than you are. It will always catch up to you.

  10. Kathy Baratta said at 11:55 pm on February 21st, 2018:

    Why do you think he chose the well-worn phrase – because it was, well, – WELL WORN, i.e., identifiable. He did not “trademark the phrase,” asshat. When I publish something and call it a View Askew ‘production’ we’ll want to hear from you (and I’ll hear from his attorneys). For now, sit down and shut up.

    You come for me, at least come prepared.

  11. Oh well, said at 10:29 am on February 22nd, 2018:

    so much for coming together for a moment, back to lowering the bar and name- calling.