Why do so many young mums in this country think it's OK to let their kids scream, race around, or throw objects (sometimes all of these) in cafes and restaurants? - in effect treating the place like a play area or an extension of their own living room, regardless of other people?
In one of our local "chain" coffee places, mums either don't seem to notice or care that their children are using the floor as a slide, and taking up handfuls of gravel from the planters and throwing it around the place, regardless of the potential for other people tripping, falling, or spilling hot drinks.
[As in the earlier debate here about teaching proper use of cutlery], no child above toddler age is too young to learn consideration for other human beings.
It's interesting that children in France and Italy, and Asian children in the UK, behave beautifully while eating out with their families.
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