One of the hallmarks of modern parenting is that everyone—no matter how little they know of you, your children, or child development—has an opinion about how it should be done, and what you’re doing wrong.
Oh. Quick tip for parents who fly with kids: if the people in your aisle order food or drink on the flight, pay for it (if you can afford to) and DEFINITELY acknowledge them before the flight (it’ll make the flight easier) and after the flight (it’ll make their day nicer).
— J. Kenji “Individual Fun” López-Alt (@kenjilopezalt) December 15, 2018
Some felt he was unfairly shaming parents, suggesting that not only do you have to make sure your child is perfectly behaved whenever in public, but that you also have to in some way apologize for their mere presence.
So people with kids have to pay for themselves AND their kids to go on a plane AND also budget to buy people food and drink because why? They dare to travel with kids??
I don't have kids and will never expect special treatment from parents on planes just getting from A to B.
— Lee Constable (@Constababble) December 15, 2018
Other Twitter users made no bones about shaming parents for their terrible modern parenting.