Screaming Kids In Restraunts
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Since: Aug 07

Macungie, PA

#22 Oct 5, 2007
ACLU-Tom wrote:
Get over it, SF. I don't agree with Brent on a lot of things, but he is right on target here. I've had too many meals ruined by screaming kids running around a restaurant to have any sympathy for those who choose not to control their children.
If they're too young to sit still for a two hour meal, don't subject other people to those "precious little ones".
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If you would have READ my post I did agree not to take the children to those atmospheres but to suggest shocking them is stupid. Read before you comment next time.
Mom who likes to eat

Bethlehem, PA

#23 Oct 5, 2007
doindawash wrote:
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Better luck next time you go out, and don't be afraid to tell the staff OR the parents for that matter. Maybe you will get lucky and the PARENTS (or lack there of) will read this!
Parents like that NEVER recognize how their little ones are annoying others. In fact, many of them would probably be outraged that you even said anything.

They belong in the same sub-species as Those Who Insist on Talking On Cell Phones Very Loudly In Restaurants.

fatboy2

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#24 Oct 5, 2007
Have a section out back just for out of control children. When the weather cools they will behave
Brent457 wrote:
My wife and I were out having dinner last night with some friends at a medium-upper class restraunt. I won't say the name because this could happen anywhere.
A family of six ... mom, dad and four toddler-types came in shortly after we ordered dinner. Now this was a quality restaurant .. not the place to bring kids. But there they were. One little girl was wearing a princess costume. Boys in t-shirts. They were put in a circular booth and immediately the kids started standing up on the seat and jumping. What fun! Jumping and screaming! And mom and dad thought that they were oh-so-cute!
What would be wrong with a restaurant manager walking over and telling the parents that if they can't bring their kids under control they're going to have to leave?
How about shock collars? We use them for dogs to teach them not to bark, how about using them on kids to teach then not to screech like a banshee at a restaurant.
Just a mild shock. Enough to shut the little brat up for a moment or two.
A few jolts like this and suddenly you have a well-behaved little angel on your hands.

Since: Oct 07

Macungie, PA

#25 Oct 5, 2007
my name is wrote:
I think it depends on how "out of control" the kids are. Screaming, throwing things, crawling under and around the table is unacceptable. Normal kid behavior like talking too loud or laughing should be redirected by the parents. I have a one year old and when we take him out, I arm myself with small toys, finger foods and activities to keep him occupied. We do tend to take him to more "kid friendly" places, like Fridays, Applebees, etc... I have had someone come up to me and compliment us on how well behaved he is and how nice it is that we kept him occupied during our meal, but I've also seen the dirty looks from people (when my child is being perfectly fine) who probably just don't like kids and think that no matter what they're doing, they are annoying. I guess it depends on your level of tolerance.
Some people just have no tolerance for children no matter if they are well behaved or not. We take our children out to eat sometimes but I prefer the places that they will find fun like friendly's or red robin. I personally would like to keep the better restaurants for date night with my husband:)

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#26 Oct 5, 2007
You're right, the shock collar idea is ridiculous, and I took it with the grain of salt that it was said, obviously you didn't.
SooooFunnny wrote:
<quoted text>If you would have READ my post I did agree not to take the children to those atmospheres but to suggest shocking them is stupid. Read before you comment next time.

“Undulation Mania!”

Since: Dec 06

Philadelphia, PA

#27 Oct 5, 2007
Eeyore wrote:
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Couldn't agree with you more. I have a teenager, he's been out to dinner more times than he should. Sorry as a SAHM I do like to get out a couple nights a week. He knows what appropriate behavior is because not only do we practice it while we are out, we practice it at home. Meal time you sit properly and chat with your family.
With a toddler it's not always easy, but any parent with a brain, brings items along that will occupy your child (a book, a couple toys, finger puppets). We now have an infant and we still go out to eat a few nights a week, she's only been fussy once so far that my hubby took her outside and walked around with her to quiet her down.
It certainly is rewarding when someone walks by and remarks how well behaved your children are, it really isn't that hard.
Hi sweetie!... Haven't chatted with you in a while... How's the little peanut?:)

“Undulation Mania!”

Since: Dec 06

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Oct 5, 2007
Annie Laurie wrote:
Perhaps the shock collars could be put on the parents. When their little darlings act up and they do nothing, they would receive the shock.
:D
lol... awesome idea!!!:)

“Life is Good”

Since: Mar 07

North Whitehall

#29 Oct 5, 2007
Anna from LV wrote:
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Hi sweetie!... Haven't chatted with you in a while... How's the little peanut?:)
Hiya Anna. My little peanut is doing great, she's crawling now and starting to cruise. They grow so fast!:-( Tonite she had first meal of "real food" with us, some grilled chicken breast and pierogies. She wasn't too sure of her first bite of meat, but then she must have decided she liked it cause she shoveled it all in.

Thanks for asking and have a great weekend. I'm ready for the fall weather to get here and stay here! We want to go pick pumpkins but it doesn't seem like pumpkin picking weather! LOL

“Undulation Mania!”

Since: Dec 06

Philadelphia, PA

#30 Oct 5, 2007
Eeyore wrote:
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Hiya Anna. My little peanut is doing great, she's crawling now and starting to cruise. They grow so fast!:-( Tonite she had first meal of "real food" with us, some grilled chicken breast and pierogies. She wasn't too sure of her first bite of meat, but then she must have decided she liked it cause she shoveled it all in.
Thanks for asking and have a great weekend. I'm ready for the fall weather to get here and stay here! We want to go pick pumpkins but it doesn't seem like pumpkin picking weather! LOL
She's so beautiful!!... Tell her Aunt Anna says... "Go for the pierogies... with ketchup!!!! What a babydoll!... Sending hugs!!:)

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