No Children Allowed
The issue of “Brat Bans” is something I stumbled upon while perusing Yahoo today.
Restaurants, movie theaters, libraries, and other public establishments are taking an ever-increasing stand against unruly children.
I’ve never heard about this before, but you know what? I kind of like the idea.
As someone who doesn’t have kids, I can understand why establishments would want to “ban brats”.
No, I don’t dislike kids. In fact, I have a little niece and nephew that I adore.
I also used to be a nanny, so I’m familiar with how the children discipline thing works, and frankly, it isn’t that difficult as long as you’re consistent.
No one should have to be subjected to ill-behaved little monsters while they’re out trying to relax and enjoy themselves.
Oh, I know, many of you parents are probably up in arms over this.
Maybe if more parents actually disciplined their children and taught them some manners, establishments wouldn’t feel the need to implement bans on kids.
Hopefully, you’ll get the hint now. No one wants to be around spoiled rotten children, whose parents let them get away with anything they want.
If you’re child is very young and has a hard time behaving in public, perhaps the movie theater isn’t the best place to take them until they’re a bit older.
And if your child is older, the solution is so simple – stop being your kids’ friend and start being their parent. Kids need guidance and boundaries, not a buddy.
If you can do that, great. If you can’t, keep them at home.
Below is a Dr. Phil segment about the subject. It is the right episode, but the first minute is a description of the following day’s show.
Dr. Phil – Brat Ban (No Children Allowed)
By: Melissa S.