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Seriously, if you cannot control your kids, then maybe you should stay home and dine.  If my kids 'act like kids' and throw stuffs at their face, then it would be ok too? ... lolz ... 

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A friend of mine has a kid who wanted to go to the park near my house.. the conversation went something like this

 

Kid: Mom can I go to the park

Mom :NO

Kid: Mom can I go to the park

Mom :NO

Kid: Mom can I go to the park

Mom :I SAID NO!!!!!

Kid: Mom can I go to the park

Mom :NO......OK fine go to the park.

......

Every morning when she wakes the daughter up for school (They are temporary staying with me, it goes something like this.)

 

Mom: Wake up!!!

Kid: Rolls over and goes back to sleep

Mom: Wake up!!!

Kid: Rolls over and goes back to sleep

Mom: Wake up!!!

Kid: Rolls over and goes back to sleep

Mom: Wake up!!!

Kid: Rolls over and goes back to sleep

Mom: Wake up!!!

Kid: Rolls over and goes back to sleep

Mom: WAKE UP WE HAVE TO GO

kid: Rolls over and goes back to sleep.

 

Finally she gets her out of bed and is usually late to school and late for work.

 

So last week I got to be the one to wake the kids up and take them to school. This is how it went

 

Warwagon: Wake up!

Kid: Rolls over and goes back to sleep

Warwagon: Walks over to the kid picks her up out of bed, sets her on the floor feet first and says "Good Morning"

 

We then arrived to school 2 mins early!

My kids are like this, however we don't give in.

They like to stay in bed, so every morning when I wake them up, if they don't get up when asked, I take their blankets off the bed so nothing to curl up into.  We also enforce a: "If you aren't up within 10 minutes of being woken up, you go to bed a half hour earlier that night".  The second part of it usually gets them moving.

As for the park, we have similar situations, and while yes we have given it at times (No one wants to listen to screaming and crying), but more often than not we offer alternatives, or tell them if they do X and Y they can go to the park or if they go to the park they have to do X and Y when they come home.

Also.. 2 mins early?  Should be 10-15 early.  

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And this is why restaurants are starting to pop up here and there with "no kids allowed" policies.

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Its the parents fault for not bringing something for the kids to do. Like coloring books.

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I've often wondered why restaurants don't have a kid's play area with a TV playing like some businesses do, like Barnes and Noble for example.

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I've often wondered why restaurants don't have a kid's play area with a TV playing like some businesses do, like Barnes and Noble for example.

Ponderosa used to have a kiddie korral with sprinkles mascot and toys to play with. They got rid of that a long time ago.

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Ponderosa used to have a kiddie korral with sprinkles mascot and toys to play with. They got rid of that a long time ago.

 

Yeah, I don't know of any restaurant that has one now. But I can go into Barnes and Nobles and kids are happily playing and watching TV while the parents take turn shopping. It's great for everyone.

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I agree 1000% with the restaurant and to fusi0n's post regarding him going out after 8pm or to a sports bar!

 

Kids and pets (except cats) annoy the hell out of me.

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Ponderosa used to have a kiddie korral with sprinkles mascot and toys to play with. They got rid of that a long time ago.

 

Ponderosa still exists?

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After a Texas Applebee

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I'm sorry but what is a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old doing in a restaurant at 10p?  Shouldn't they be home in bed?  I was at least 10 years old before my parents let me stay up past 10.  No wonder why the kids were acting that way.

While I am inclined to agree.. You don't know what the family life is like.  If parents work Afternoons for example, they don't need to be up until say.. noon.  If the kids get acustomed to sleeping from say 11PM till 11AM then if they have a nap around.. 4 or 5 (while parents are working).. then there is no way they would go to bed at 10.

My son is 2 and a half, his sleep schedule varies based on his nap.  He is up every morning between 6 and 7:30.  We try to have him nap at least once around 2, then he goes to bed between 8 and 9 but some nights he is just too active to go to bed and just screams in the room.

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I'm offended, thus I'm a victim...

 

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Yeah, I don't know of any restaurant that has one now. But I can go into Barnes and Nobles and kids are happily playing and watching TV while the parents take turn shopping. It's great for everyone.

 

I think more places should have kept that.

 

Ponderosa still exists?

 

Yep they do... some are ok, but some have really gone down the toilet. They are also massively overpriced now... 35 bucks for 2 people to eat meh steak and meh potatoes and eat off the meh salad bar. 

 

Get more of a fillin at Applebee's or Cheddar's for only 23 bucks on average even when I get a margarita!

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Get more of a fillin at Applebee's or Cheddar's for only 23 bucks on average even when I get a margarita!

 

Not to get us too far off topic, but I can't stand Applebee's food but Cheddar's is great.

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Remember some kids getting into one of those big football sack/display things. Needless to say, about 30-40 footballs of various sizes and colour bouncing down the aisles.

 

It was their fault for leaving that ball pit open!

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Reading some posts here and see by myself from friends and people I know, it seems like today,more than ever, the people who are not suitable at all to become parents are the ones they do.

 

Usually the people who don't become parents are the ones who realize what a major responsibility it is and they don't go for it unless everything is the way it is supposed to be (financially etc).

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It was their fault for leaving that ball pit open!

Yeh the giant hole at the top of the structure, means its always open. Likewise ignoring your children to the point there able to remove some 30+ balls and throw them about, kinda would suggest that your not just looking away for 2 secs, rather a decent length of time.

Likewise its the parents responsibility to ensure that kids dont break things, not the stores!

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Good for Applebee's.

 

And screaming rude kids has nothing to do with 'race'. :rolleyes:

yeah it kind of does. if you see how many of the adults act in restaurant then how the children act makes total sense.

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An excellent idea. Distraction goes a long way with a child.

yes, don't instill discipline in a child. instead still ADD in them at the youngest possible age.

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yes, don't instill discipline in a child. instead still ADD in them at the youngest possible age.

 

Small children are much harder to control in public. All the noise and people get them excited and they are harder to control. That is not the place to be teaching them discipline. They need the distraction and I doubt they could focus on you enough to know what you are saying. As they get older, they should be taught to control themselves in public, of course. Everything depending on the child. Some learn faster than others.

 

My brother-in-law and his wife wouldn't go into a restaurant for years to eat because their children had ADHD and couldn't be controlled. Little by little they taught them control and now they go in with the best of them, though the kids still do have attention problems. 

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This is why kids have places like McDonalds (Play Place) and Chuck E. Cheese's, kinds this loud and rowdy belong at those places where it is expected, their parent have no right or business showing up at an Applebees and ruining everyones good time with their own dysfunctional family drama.

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