I was listening to the radio on the way to work this morning, and the DJs were talking about the pitfalls of taking children to nice restaurants. Sometimes a child will sit quietly through a meal without a problem, but other times there can be a meltdown of some type, and even the best behaved children can have their moments...
I think the topic started because some restaurants are either: 1. not allowing children in after a certain time, 2. giving parents a "reward" on their bill if their children sit quietly through the meal (a discount), or 3. asking the family to leave if the children are continuously unruly.
So, one of the DJs put out the idea that maybe these restaurants should have a "quiet room" where a parent can take a child who is upset, quiet them down away from the other diners, then return them to the table to finish the meal. What do you think? Would this work?
Answer by jerseydiva at 4:33 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
Answer by missanc at 4:29 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
Answer by staciandababy at 4:30 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
Answer by hootie826 at 4:31 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
Answer by SWasson at 4:34 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
Quiet room AKA a bathroom? If my son was unruly we would go to the bathroom and he would get a lecture there then his consequence when we got home. I find places that don't want kids a little unreasonable. I am really on the fence. How do they think the children will ever learn if we are taking them off to a different room all the time. I don't know, I could go on and on. I especially hate when the parents give the kids electronic devices and they are all on their own device and no one is interacting with anyone. I heard a woman who bought her 2yr old his own ipod so he wouldn't take hers all the time. Seriously? 2?
Answer by cassie_kellison at 4:34 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 4:35 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
Quiet room?? Yes Out side the restaurant and your car.
Answer by louise2 at 4:40 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
This is how I taught my kids to act in restaurants. I taught them at home. I made them sit down and be quiet at meals. Tell they were finished. And made them sit their quietly tell every one else was finished. And I taught the to eat with their mouth closed to.
Answer by louise2 at 4:58 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
Answer by funlovinlady at 5:01 PM on Feb. 6, 2013