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Re: Marcy's Diner (Portland, ME) and a Screaming Child 2015/07/26 20:04:04 (permalink)
Finding GOOD parents isn't as easy as it used to be decades ago!!!
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Re: Marcy's Diner (Portland, ME) and a Screaming Child 2015/07/26 22:10:17 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Twinwillow 2015/07/26 22:17:49
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Your child starts crying take the child to the car until they stop. If they don't stop pay the check, apologize, leave a big tip and get out. Your child's bad day should never impede on others if you can help it. If someone gives you that look when your child acts up or asks you to correct the situation you have waited too long. Many children under the age of 6 today have such poor discipline they should be kept out of the general population. This is the fault of the parents. Rarely does the Father do anything in the situation other than ignore it.  Today if you ask someone to control the monster they are responsible for they will go psycho. Its always someone else's fault today.    


Yes, yes and yes!  This is the fault of the parents.  We often went out to eat when I was little.....4 years old.....my parents never reprimanded me.  They had taught me proper manners.  I ate my meal like everybody else.  The only time I saw children escorted out was in church when a baby would start to cry, the parents always took the child outside.
 


Agree..........1000%
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Re: Marcy's Diner (Portland, ME) and a Screaming Child 2015/07/27 10:52:06 (permalink)
When I was little (and I was the second child), my parents did take us out to dinner on occasion (such as to Hollyhock Hill -- I have an old black-and-white photo of my family, with everyone, including all the other diners, all dressed up.  I look about 3 years old, so my affection for that place goes back a VERY long way!).  I can't ever recall being admonished about my behavior, largely because my parents were strict with us as a general rule, but especially when we were out in public.  They were older parents for the time -- my father was 40 when I was born -- and my mom told me years later that she thought perhaps they were too strict.  In retrospect, I don't think so, though I suppose it colors my attitude about some of today's permissive parenting.
 
Anyway, if I got a little restless, my mom would let me stand quietly (silently, really) beside her chair (always in such a way that it wouldn't impede other diners or the waitstaff). She'd put her arm around my waist. That loving gesture always resulted in me resuming my seat. 
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Re: Marcy's Diner (Portland, ME) and a Screaming Child 2015/07/27 16:07:21 (permalink)
See...little moves like that show good parenting!!!!!!
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Re: Marcy's Diner (Portland, ME) and a Screaming Child 2015/07/27 18:04:35 (permalink)
http://www.renegademothering.com/2015/07/21/dickinrestaurants/

A very good piece.
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