Kids Behaving Badly at Restaurants, What Should Happen?
A sign at a Tampa area pizza restaurant warns parents they'll be asked to leave if their kids act up. What's your take?
When kids misbehave at a restaurant, should the parents be kicked out?
That's the debate that's followed a recent Seminole Heights Patch story on a controversial sign placed at an area pizza restaurant.
Local residents have been divided over Cappy's Pizzeria's stance on kids acting up at the North Florida Avenue restaurant, where a sign reads, "Parents, for the safety and comfort of everyone, if you allow your child to run, scream, or misbehave, parties will be asked to leave.”
We're wondering what Westchase Patch readers think. Our neighborhood is home to several pizzerias and other restaurants that families frequent.
Do you think more restaurants should adopt this rule? Or is Cappy's out of line?
Patch reader Kay applauded the move, writing, "Bravo! Cappy's is now on my favs list and we will be there again soon! Parents need to stop and think that not everyone appreciates your 'little bundle of joy' and does not want to hear it screaming."
Facebook fan Angela Mann disagreed, writing, "I'm a behavior analyst and I work with parents whose kids are out of control. Kids (believe it or not) do not come with a manual and it's not necessarily that these parents are terrible."
Even Tampa Bay Times columnist Sue Carlton offered her take in an opinon column published Wednesday.
So what's your take, New Tampa?
Do you have other examples of children or parents behaving badly at local restaurants?
Would you be more or less likely to eat at a restaurant that warned parents of misbehaving kids they'd be kicked out?
Post your comment below and continue the conversation.