There are times when we all find driving stressful. But throw children into the mix and a bad situation can quickly escalate and push even the most patient of parents over the edge into full-blown road rage. Picture the following scenario… You’ve been stuck in traffic for hours. You’re late, hungry and uncomfortable. And just as you switch lanes so you can cover a bit of ground, someone cuts you up and causes you to swerve, almost causing an accident. This is stressful. Now add in someone repeatedly kicking the back of your seat and voices screeching “Mummmy, mummy, MUMMY, I need a wee/ snack/ drink/ toy/ my brother/sister is hitting me in the face!” (delete as applicable). This is REALLY stressful. So this is when you snap, wind down the window, scream like a banshee (using what is politely termed ‘industrial’ language), and make an appropriate hand gesture at the offending driver. Understandable. Inevitable, maybe. But what kind of message are you giving your little darlings?