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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    We all agree the restaurant has the right to do it, but we can still comment on the motivations behind it.

    I think people need to be more tolerant of each other. I've been in situations with screaming children and yes it's taxing on the nerves, but children are part of our society and our communities. Shutting them out just because they are children does not make sense to me.

    This restaurant's policy would make more sense if it targeted bad parenting, i.e. if a child is screaming and misbehaving, and the parent is doing nothing about it, then they should be asked to leave. I can only think of a handful of instances where I've been in populated, closed space (like a bus, restaurant, etc.) where a child was going crazy and the parent did nothing. MOST parents get stressed out by the idea that their child is annoying others and they want to put a stop to it right away.

    Target the bad parents, not all children. Anyway, from the looks of that diner, they don't exactly have the look and level of service that would demand more etiquette. They're a BBQ house and the owner is a little hoity toity.
    the owner of a diner certainly should have the right to ban children or howler monkey-emulating children. its no different than some places banning bare chests, wigger dress or wifebeater t-shirts.



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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Can we get an airline that does this as well?
    Of course not... and with all of the anti-Children remarks in this thread I have seen in the first page, I am truly disappointed with our human species in the 21st century... thank goodness I live in a country where people realize that kids will be kids and that active kids are NOT a result of bad parenting...
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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

    I bring my girls out to eat from time to time... usually to TGIFriday's, which they love. That is a very family friendly place. Occasionally, children act up, but it has never really bothered me. Besides, the place has enough noise from music, the ball games on, and other patrons that it is never an issue. My girls are generally well-behaved but when we go out, but they are children and do act up from time to time, but it rarely lasts for more than a few minutes...
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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Of course not... and with all of the anti-Children remarks in this thread I have seen in the first page, I am truly disappointed with our human species in the 21st century... thank goodness I live in a country where people realize that kids will be kids and that active kids are NOT a result of bad parenting...
    It's not anti-children to expect that parents should train their children to not be a disruption in public. Good grief.

    Active kids, at a meal in a restaurant, ARE a result of failure to properly train your children. Children running around and misbehaving in a restaurant is rude and disruptive to other patrons, dangerous to the servers who are trying to do their jobs, and dangerous to the children themselves. A restaurant is not a playground. There is a time and a place for kids to be active, but during meals is not one of those places.

    CHildren need to learn that there is a time/place for everything. Mealtimes means we sit down at the table, stay in our chairs, eat our food, use indoor voices, and we don't get up until the meal is over. IF you don't train your children to use good manners when they are little, it gets harder as they get older.

    My kids are well-behaved, and as a result, we've been all over the U.S., to some very nice restaurants. They have been able to enjoy some very fine meals as a result of learning mealtime/restaurant rules when they were small.

    If your children are up and running around during meals, or screaming at the table, I guarantee that the other patrons consider you rude and inconsiderate as a parent, whether they are too polite to say anything or not.
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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

    We can look at it this way:

    If an adult or a teenage did *the same thing* would would be the course of action?
    Likely a call to the police would be generally accepted.

    So - children are being granted a pass because of their youth. . . so it's still fair
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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

    On the one hand, little ones scream and holler. It's natural. When all you can do to express displeasure is to holler on account of the fact that you haven't figured out speaking yet, then it's all you do do.

    On the other hand, if you as a parent can't be bothered to give enough of a **** about your fellow man to remove your screaming child(ren), you're not a parent. Dot.

    There are plenty of times that I didn't take the wife and kids out because one or both of us didn't have the energy to deal with potential temper tantrums or keeping them under control.
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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Your opinion on what the law should be has no bearing on this topic and that's not what I'm addressing. You can't confront fact with personal opinion. Good try though.
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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I bring my girls out to eat from time to time... usually to TGIFriday's, which they love. That is a very family friendly place. Occasionally, children act up, but it has never really bothered me. Besides, the place has enough noise from music, the ball games on, and other patrons that it is never an issue. My girls are generally well-behaved but when we go out, but they are children and do act up from time to time, but it rarely lasts for more than a few minutes...
    I think it is venue specific and age specific. Probably at a TGIFriday's most patrons understand the environment and should reasonably expect kids to be running around. However, at Chez Paul, that's not the expectation.

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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Nothing gives anyone the right to dictate my child's behavior in a public place. End of story.
    This is true. But it's hardly the end of the story. If you're sitting behind me on a long flight, and your child is kicking, hitting, or whatever, on the back of my seat, I'm going to stand up, turn around and tell your child to stop hitting the back of my seat. You can then do whatever you want because I've already made up my mind to kill you.
    I had to do this on an 8 hour flight back from Maui. The Dad was easily twice my size. He could see it in my eyes. He started to say something, then told his son to sit still.
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    Re: Would you go to a restaurant that banned crying and screaming children?

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