To discipline your kids in public and to make sure that they are in their best behavior are part of parenting. To ensure that your kids are not disrupting other people is respect for others.
In the case of this establishment owner, who lost her temper at a child throwing tantrums in her busy diner, the parents had it coming. Although it’s normal for kids to be difficult at times, I believe that it is not an acceptable excuse for parents to just ignore their toddlers and let them disturb other people. We go to a restaurant to eat and we all deserve a nice dining experience. No one has the right to ruin it for every paying customer. As parents, it is your duty to calm down your children and if you can’t, since you are in a public place, you have the option to pack your meals, pay the check and leave other diners in peace. Though I can’t blame the busy owner for losing her cool because her action seemed to have made everyone in the diner happy, in my opinion, it would have been better if she had redirected her frustration to the parents.
What do you think about the restaurant owner’s reaction? Please feel free to share your opinions by leaving your comments below.