I am specifically interested in dining out. When your child goes out to dinner with another family, do you trust that she will be a good guest? Have you put any rules in place?
I take kids out a lot and I have noticed a few things. Some kids order the most expensive meal every time. My son is 12 now so we are not talking about kids' meals. We're talking about filet mignon and veal chops. The truth is that I really don't care about the expense but I do find it a little bit off putting because I would not have done that as a child. It prompted me to have a big discussion with my son about ordering something moderate.
As kids we were told to always order the least expensive entree when we went out as a family and I did the same thing when other parents took me out. I don't think that is necessary in fact I think it is a little bit weird but I don't want my child ordering the most expensive item when someone takes him out.
What do you think about this? Am I just being weird?