What flying with children teaches you about empathy

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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.

J. Kenji López-Alt, author of The Food Lab and founder of the site Serious Eats (and a parent himself), recently tweeted his advice, which set off a mini firestorm among the parents of Twitter.

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.

Other Twitter users made no bones about shaming parents for their terrible modern parenting.

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