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Angry Moms Boycott Eatery That Asks Kids To Keep Quiet
NBC TV NEWS ^ | 11-12-2005

Posted on 11/14/2005 5:51:48 AM PST by Cagey

Parent Says Restaurant Offers Kid Food, So It Should Cater To Kids

"We were surprised at how many times we would see children really out of control," McCauley said. "And we actually had people leaving the bakery because the children were so out of control."

So, he put a sign on the door at kids' eye-level, asking children of all ages to use their "indoor voices."

"We thought it was just a friendly reminder to people that when they come here, just be considerate of the people around them. We had no idea the kind of controversy that was going to explode out of this," McCauley said.

But some parents who spoke with NBC5's Natalie Martinez took immediate offense to the sign. The angry mothers said there are plenty of places in the Andersonville neighborhood where they can take their kids, even if they're acting out.

"I've e-mailed friends and said, 'Just so you know, this man has a sign up. I know there are lots of other options, and I'd encourage you not to go there,'" parent Kate Bremmer said.

When she spoke with Martinez, Bremmer and her kids were picking out goodies at a Swedish bakery, where all kids are welcome.

"Our custom has been to offer a cookie to every child that comes into the store for as long as I can remember," said Kathy Stanton-Cromwell, the co-owner of the bakery, which is just a few doors down from A Taste of Heaven.

Stanton-Cromwell said the cookie serves as "a good calmer" for kids who are acting up.

Bremmer said A Taste of Heaven "is not a five-star restaurant," so she thinks it should cater to kids, not the other way around.

"They offer ice cream cones and cookies and lots things that kids love, and therefore, I don't think that they should make such an issue of it," Bremmer said.

Other parents enjoying lunch with their kids at A Taste of Heaven were more diplomatic.

"I have mixed feelings about it. It's a little off-putting," one mother said.

Linda Wallace, also a mother who eats at A Taste of Heaven, said she thought McCauley was "sort of brave" for putting up the sign.

"It did cross my mind that he might offend some people," she said.

McCauley said he loves kids, although he has none of his own. He said he has no immediate plans to take the sign down.


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To: imskylark

It IS amazing how certain foods affect behavior. But it becomes a battle of wills that many (weak) parents give up on after trying awhile. And school food service folks may give it lip service, but won't do the hard work of changing to less ADHD-inducing foods. Sad.

The American diet is different than 50 years ago -- corn snacks and breakfasts, corn in almost everything instead of other sugars and starches, petroleum based colorings, the overabundance of empty sugar/starch/colored foods. Compare this dietary change over time with the rise of ADD/ADHD. But, no one seems to want to spotlight this; it means fighting drug companies and corn/diary industry lobbies.

They're also now finding that corn syrup sweetener (cheap) also makes us fatter than sugar (beet or cane).


201 posted on 11/14/2005 7:25:22 AM PST by polymuser (")
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To: silverleaf

No child should be left alone in a car. NO CHILD. NEVER.


202 posted on 11/14/2005 7:25:25 AM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He's done more for our country than we will ever know. He's the man!)
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To: Freebird Forever

You need to go back and carefully review my posts. My position is clear and I'm not gonna get in a pissing contest with you. I'll also let you have the last word.


203 posted on 11/14/2005 7:27:38 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: weegee
Well the sign DOES say kids of all ages.

That is a MAJOT probel here in leftist New England. Many of the 'adults' are chronologically thirty years old, but are roughly five or six mentally. It is an amazing cultural phenomenon...undisciplined brats growing into undisciplined adults. Frightening.

204 posted on 11/14/2005 7:28:36 AM PST by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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To: Cagey

Good.
Keep the brats quiet!


205 posted on 11/14/2005 7:29:18 AM PST by BooksForTheRight.com (what have you done today to fight terrorism/leftism (same thing!))
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To: silverleaf
Nowadays it is not safe to leave a child alone in a car. In fact, you can be arrested for it.

Yep. We used to leave our car and house unlocked, too. When sent to the car, it was close to the restaurant and watched. Not out of sight in a mall lot or such. And I'm not talking about a toddler that would be fearful, but an older child choosing to misbehave who can appreciate that particular discipline of disassociation. You know, I'm finding I really crave nuanced adults.

207 posted on 11/14/2005 7:36:09 AM PST by polymuser (")
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To: Gadsdenman
He says the sign is still up and the restaurant's business has tripled.

Good. I hope business continues to 'boom'.

208 posted on 11/14/2005 7:38:57 AM PST by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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To: xsmommy

Oh, my bad, I thought this article was talking about toddlers and what not. I didn't know that 17 year olds still use the term "indoor voices".

My 4 year old son behaves, but sometimes can be unruly as most toddlers and young children can be.

But I digress because apparently I misread the article and we're suppose to be talking about teens.


209 posted on 11/14/2005 7:39:15 AM PST by kx9088
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To: Hoodlum91

Really? Please explain to me how you discipline a 1 year old baby?


210 posted on 11/14/2005 7:39:50 AM PST by kx9088
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To: tuffydoodle
You need to go back and carefully review my posts.

I have no interest in reading any of your posts which were not a direct response to a comment of mine.

You're decision not to engage in a "pissing match" is certainly the correct one.

You misinterpreted my first comment and you've been wrong ever since. You don't have a leg to stand on.

211 posted on 11/14/2005 7:40:09 AM PST by Freebird Forever (If they're truly public servants, why do they live in mansions?)
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To: kx9088

excuse me. i am sure you have little darlings. just forget i addressed you.


212 posted on 11/14/2005 7:40:30 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Cagey

My husband and I were enjoying one of those fancy-schmancy Sunday brunches at a hotel in Las Colinas not long ago. The two of us were seated at a table normally used for 4, and we were seated adjacently, facing in toward the restaurant rather than toward the door. We had gone through the buffet line and had been seated, enjoying our meal for about 45 minutes, deeply engrossed in conversation and our food, and not really looking around.
We stood to get dessert and were very surprised to find a family of 5 seated at the directly behind us. We'd never even been aware they were there. It was the parents and 3 children, probably ages 3, 5 and 6, and judging from their plates, they'd been there a while. They were quiet as mice and engaged in quiet family table talk. The kids were conducting themselves very well, and the little 3 yr old girl was buttering her own bread and using her bread plate. We lingered over the dessert buffet, partially trying to decide and partially watching this family in amazement from the corner of our eyes. The mother, we noticed, was taking the time to individually escort each child back to the buffet, individually assisting each child, etc., while the father did the same.
Children can and should be controlled and disciplined and should be taught to be considerate of others. When I was a child, we would sit politely and quietly and often watch the kids around us running about uncontrollably. I often wondered what made us different, but it was attention and close discipline (seldom needed) on behalf of my parents.


213 posted on 11/14/2005 7:40:51 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Chuck Cooperstein is a tool.)
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To: kx9088

That is too funny. Yes, discipline the one year old. Be stern and teach her that being loud and throwing things will get an immediate negative reaction. If you don't do it now then she'll be an obnoxious brat in no time.

I have two kids, 4 and 5. I know whereof I speak.


214 posted on 11/14/2005 7:41:07 AM PST by T.Smith
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To: brytlea

It's funny because I have hit the gold mine for all the greatest parents in the world. It's right here on FR. In r-life I have yet to meet parents that have not had their great kids act up at an inappropriate time. They're obviously all bad parents because one time they're kids misbehaved while they were in a restaurant.


215 posted on 11/14/2005 7:42:13 AM PST by kx9088
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To: brytlea

Because I figure it will work better than trying to explain to her why she should be quite. Or it will be better than spanking her.


216 posted on 11/14/2005 7:42:58 AM PST by kx9088
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To: cubreporter

Exactly!


217 posted on 11/14/2005 7:46:33 AM PST by garyhope (.)
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To: T.Smith

We're teaching her the same way we taught our son. Believe it or not, our son is a tornado...when he is at home. Once we go out he is quiet and well-behaved.


218 posted on 11/14/2005 7:47:58 AM PST by kx9088
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To: Halls
Excuse me, but kids are kids no matter how much of a good parent mom or dad is. Geez, just yesterday I was in a non kid friendly type of restaurant with my kids, my sisters kids and we had a hard time keeping them settled down. My kids were misbehaving and we did everything we could to get them to act like adults, but they are kids, and kids who act like kids is normal!!

Which is precisely why certain establishments cater to parents with young children acting their age:

And certain restaurants cater to parents who want a quite and enjoyable meal:


219 posted on 11/14/2005 7:47:58 AM PST by Polybius
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To: xsmommy
Hey get me one too, that sounds more fun. and if you are good at acquiring stuff like that, how about something to mount on the hood of my minvan to vaporize drivers that annoy me, as well! ; )

LOLOL! My younger brother was trying to design a "death ray" that would reduce "annoying drivers and their cars" to a "steaming pile of smoldering ash", but he couldn't come up with a power source small enough to keep the fuel costs down on his Trans Am. A real shame. :-)

220 posted on 11/14/2005 7:48:13 AM PST by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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To: cubreporter
Bring back the aprons... :)

Hear hear.

IMHO, it doesn't matter what you wear, it's how you wear yourself with kids. It took me almost a year to get over the "best buddy, big brother" mentality with my son. I nearly ruined him.

221 posted on 11/14/2005 7:48:38 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Never underestimate the speed in which the thin veneer of civilization can be stripped away.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
If the kids on the bus were unruly or not sitting and if they were being loud/screaming, etc, I would warn them once and if it didn't stop, I wouldn't care where I was in my route (I had the longest route in the school system), I would turn around, drive ALL the way back to school, park the bus where I picked them up, wait for them to be quiet and then start out again.

I received a call from school one day last year about such a situation. The driver had a problem with a few of the older kids and turned the bus around - school was notifying the parents of all the other children as to why the bus was running late.

I have no problem with that type of policy.

222 posted on 11/14/2005 7:49:15 AM PST by Gabz
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To: who knows what evil?

Related book title are interesting:

An Adult Child's Guide to What's "Normal"

Perfect Daughters

Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls

Healing the Adult Child’s Grieving Heart

Getting Along (Almost) With Your Adult Kids: A Decade-by-Decade Guide

Ready or Not, Why Treating Children as Small Adults Endangers Their Future and Ours


223 posted on 11/14/2005 7:49:23 AM PST by polymuser (")
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To: who knows what evil?

Geez...'MAJOT probel' = 'major problem'. More coffee, please.


224 posted on 11/14/2005 7:50:03 AM PST by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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To: tuffydoodle
"My wife and I were talking with a security guard at the Medford shopping mall. Subject of children came up somehow and she said the if they saw a mother or dad spanking their children in the mall they were "under orders to hold them for the police for child abuse"

Holy cow. Parents really can be stuck between a rock and a hard place. It's the hardest job I've ever had, I'm glad I have my husband to be my workmate. I couldn't do it without him. But imagine the scenario: mother of 5 swats unruly 6 year old at local mall, CPS called, all 5 children removed from home. Scary, and easy to understand why parents fail to discipline in public.

Exactly. Parents are hamstrung; if you discipine your children in public, some busybody is going to sic the authorities on you for abuse. If, and this is a big if, we were raising children now (not 30 years ago) I question if we could do as well. Now that being said, once you get away from the malls and city life, raising kids out on the ranch is just like it was years ago.

Several years ago, a friend and his 16 year old son got into an argument at home (ranch) and the son gave him some lip. Baaammm! One swift smack to the jay and down he went. Now, this is a good kid. He got up and apologized. Good family.

Next day a school a teacher noticed his jaw, got the story, and called the sheriff. Father arrested on abuse.

In court, the son tells the judge it was his fault and he had mouthed off and been disrespectful to his father. Judge told the father he couldn't strike his son under any circumstance. Father asked if he could sent him to his room and the judge said no; it would be depriving him of his family life.

Father asked what he could do and the judge said nothing. At this point it was getting almost comical and most of the courtroom was snickering at the whole thing. Bill, the father, then told the judge that he could have him and to take him to his own home.

Judge went ballistic and said maybe they could work something out after all. The whole thing was dismissed and father and son walked out of the court room with a new and deeper understanding of the liberal world.

Two weeks later the teacher was persuaded in a very physical way to depart to greener pastures and the sheriffs office never did find the perps.

225 posted on 11/14/2005 7:50:36 AM PST by OregonRancher (illigitimus non carborundum)
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To: dubyaismypresident
I don't look forward to interviewing these brats for jobs in the future.

Don't worry, you won't be...........they won't be the ones looking for jobs that require them to take any responsibilty.

226 posted on 11/14/2005 7:51:13 AM PST by Gabz
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To: Cagey
Kudos for the owners of this restaurant.

Once I saw two kids allowed to run wild in a Denny's while the parents had a discussion with their adult friends. The children were climbing onto others' booths and chasing each other around the restaurant. I went up to the manager and refused to pay for my meal because the kids were rough housing near my booth. The manager marched the kids over to the parents who then argued loudly with the manager.

227 posted on 11/14/2005 7:52:01 AM PST by ex-Texan (Mathew 7:1 through 6)
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To: Freebird Forever

"I have no interest in reading any of your posts which were not a direct response to a comment of mine." (neener neener neeeener!)


"You misinterpreted my first comment and you've been wrong ever since." (so there!)

Talk about sounding like a spoiled brat. Are you laying on the floor, pounding your feet and arms, in between posts?



228 posted on 11/14/2005 7:52:31 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Cagey

It's real simple. You and your kids should have good manners especially in public. As for the person who said those without kids blah blah blah should apologize. It's a stupid statement because she has no idea why these people do not have kids.

Above all there is no excuse for a kid out of control.


229 posted on 11/14/2005 7:52:45 AM PST by freekitty
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To: WasDougsLamb
I see nothing wrong in the sign this man has put up.

I also wish clothing stores would put up signs outside ladies' dressingrooms that say, "If you fail to control your child in the dressingroom, don't be surprised when a half-naked woman shoves their head out from under the curtain." I've done that to mostly little boys a number of times, expecting to get walloped by some liberal mama every time, but bring it on, sister!

230 posted on 11/14/2005 7:53:08 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Chuck Cooperstein is a tool.)
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To: Tokra

LOLOLOLOL LMAO That story is priceless!!! I'm sending a copy of that to my sister and best friend just to make their day.

I bet my sister will use it too...hehehehe!!


231 posted on 11/14/2005 7:53:26 AM PST by Tess1 (United We Stand, Divided We Fall)
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To: Cagey

If parents had a clue how to discipline their kids, a sign would not be necessary.


232 posted on 11/14/2005 7:54:32 AM PST by Eagles Talon IV
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To: OregonRancher

It's another way to destroy the family. I am sorry to see this.


233 posted on 11/14/2005 7:55:14 AM PST by freekitty
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To: kx9088

My sister and brother in law haven't been out to eat with their baby ever. When they want to go to an "adult" non-chucky-cheese, non-mcdonalds kind of eating place, they get a sitter. And, they pretty much consider those places to be "training ground" for the grownup places they'll take him once he's of an age for discipline.


234 posted on 11/14/2005 7:57:05 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Chuck Cooperstein is a tool.)
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To: imskylark

The Feingold Diet saved us. It is a lot of trouble but we were at the point we would have tried anything. To this day my kids and I know when we're "off the diet". JILL


235 posted on 11/14/2005 7:58:06 AM PST by HowDidIGetHere? (Faithful lurker for years and years...)
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To: Tokra; ShadowDancer
One of the funniest things I ever heard was in a restaurant in Greektown in Detroit. In a fairly nice (and pricey) restaurant there was a child that was running from table to table, grabbing things, screaming her head off - the typical monster child stuff. Of course, the parents were doing nothing. The manager had already spoken to the people. A woman patron finally stood up, walked over to the table and said, "If you don't shut that kid up, I'm going to pick her up and throw her through that window. And you'll thank me for it because that child is POSSESSED!"

I may very well know that woman, bless her heart.

236 posted on 11/14/2005 7:58:30 AM PST by Cagey (Some men are Baptists, others Catholics, my father was an Oldsmobile man.)
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To: freekitty

I'm beginning to think that the three "S's" should be our new unofficial national motto.


237 posted on 11/14/2005 7:58:41 AM PST by OregonRancher (illigitimus non carborundum)
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To: kx9088

No, no one has said they had perfect kids. But they have told you what they did when their kids acted up in public. This is why it's difficult to give parenting advice. People get defensive. There is no excuse for a parent who allows kids to annoy the rest of the world because they think kids will be kids, or because they don't know how to or refuse to teach their kids better. There was a time when MOST kids behaved reasonably well in public. This tells me it's not only not impossible, it's quite doable.
susie


238 posted on 11/14/2005 7:59:45 AM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracty theorist....really.)
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To: kx9088

But, is it working? If not, you need to find something else.
susie


239 posted on 11/14/2005 8:00:10 AM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracty theorist....really.)
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To: kx9088
"We're teaching her the same way we taught our son. Believe it or not, our son is a tornado...when he is at home. Once we go out he is quiet and well-behaved."

My kids are well behaved at home and in public. I guess I am unlike you in that I don't believe discipline ends at the front door.

240 posted on 11/14/2005 8:00:22 AM PST by T.Smith
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To: Cagey

I don't mind well behaved kids in a restaurant, but when they are shouting and screaming, I leave. I don't come back if that's the norm for the place.

Sometimes the restaurant has a choice, serve noisy children, or serve people who enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. The two will not willingly occupy the same space.

To me, it's unbelievable that a polite request for indoor voices and good behavior is grounds for a boycott. Generation X, I guess.


241 posted on 11/14/2005 8:01:19 AM PST by Sam Cree (absolute reality)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Don't move to TX. THere are no restaurants that are free of kids. Even the priciest, fanciest......everyone brings the kids. We lived there for 11 years and never got used to it.


242 posted on 11/14/2005 8:02:15 AM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Cagey
I had breakfast one morning next to a table full of children once. The once part comes in when I explain that they were ages 8-3, all related. The mom and dad sat alone and appeared to be not with them. As I waited for the noise and mess, they surprised all at the restaurant, and colored on a book while waiting for food, the older ones helped the younger ones pour milk in cereal, and not once did they act anything other than great. It was jaw dropping, I hadn't seen children behave so well since . . . . the days when my mother ruled with an iron skillet. The parents watched them carefully, but did not once have to shoosh them, or clean up a mess..

Yes kids now rule their parents, and the parents not only defend the actions of these unruly brats, they demand others accomodate them.

243 posted on 11/14/2005 8:02:57 AM PST by jeremiah (People wake up, the water is getting hot)
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To: hispanarepublicana

I think if a child looked under the dressing room door while I was in their changing, they would be scarred to life! Just punishment! ;)
susie


244 posted on 11/14/2005 8:03:17 AM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracty theorist....really.)
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To: kx9088

Agreed. It is statistically impossible for this many perfect parents to be in one place at one time :}

JILL


245 posted on 11/14/2005 8:03:58 AM PST by HowDidIGetHere? (Faithful lurker for years and years...)
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To: bonfire

Well, I live in Texas, and the restaurant with the fancy-schmancy Sunday brunch mentioned in my earlier thread was in the metroplex. But, you're right......it is near impossible to find a restaurant without kids. My husband and I have actually requested the "smoking" section before if we wanted to have a "romantic" dinner.


246 posted on 11/14/2005 8:05:43 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Chuck Cooperstein is a tool.)
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To: bonfire

I have noticed alot more unruley, ill behaved kids with oblivious parents here in S. Florida than I ever noticed in Texas. FWIW this is a very upscale area. But people seem to bring their small children to the most inappropriate places. I think if they can bring their wild kids I should be able to bring my two well behaved golden retrievers! Alas, it is not so!
susie


247 posted on 11/14/2005 8:06:34 AM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracty theorist....really.)
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To: HowDidIGetHere?

i just have to wonder... have you never been out in a store or a restaurant and been witness to parents who are NOT in control of their children? no one here is claiming perfect parenting, but what they ARE advocating is that the parent be the one in charge and not the child. instances of the reverse are legion, everywhere you look.


248 posted on 11/14/2005 8:06:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: jeremiah
Yes kids now rule their parents, and the parents not only defend the actions of these unruly brats, they demand others accomodate them.

Alas, it seems that you are correct. It seems I know nearly as many impolite as polite children. I'm by no means a perfect parent, nor is my daughter an angel, but my husband and I have done our best to instill proper manners in her, and for the most part we have been successful.

249 posted on 11/14/2005 8:09:18 AM PST by Gabz
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To: IndyInVa
I see nothing wrong with the sign

Except that the owner needs to put it up a little higher so the real problem gets the message

250 posted on 11/14/2005 8:15:59 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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