Well it was the end of their meal and he had been screaming, running around and being very naughty. The mom says " okay, you are getting a time out"
I look at my older son and laugh. I say " how much you wannabe bet he is getting ice cream" They come back in from the car and he is right back to being naughty. He was literally running around the entire restaurant.
The mom tells the other mom to get the kids in the car while she gets the ice cream.
Now you can't tell me! Maybe he is Special" even if he was she could get him to behave by following through. Empty threats never work. Obviously he has the upper hand and knows how to work her. I've worked with Special Needs children for years and they can be taught to behave! PERIOD!