Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Courtesy is Contagious

Families being rewarded for well behaved children? Now that's something I can strive for! The Seattle Times recently wrote a story about a restaurant in Kitsap, WA that not only rewarded a family of five with free dessert, they also gave them a "well behaved kids" discount.  The servers at Sogno di Vino we're so impressed with the 3 children, ages 2, 3 and 8, they were compelled to do something to let them and their parents know how much they appreciated the good behavior.

Read the full story here.

What a great article! I will try to keep it in mind when Alex and I take Ollie out to dine in public. While I never get too upset with kids misbehaving at restaurants, I do get annoyed by parents who blatantly ignore their trouble making kids. 

Parents - mind your tots!!

As the parent of a 6 month old I haven't had to deal with dicipline quite yet, but I'm sure those days will be here before I know it.  Any parents out there have any tips? I am always looking for parenting books on raising polite and respectful children and would love some recommendations!


  1. I always bring some food from home for Fi. That way she can start eating right away without having to wait for our entrees. Don't expect Ollie to eat much with so much exciting things to check out. I try to also have crayons, toy or book to help keep her entertained. The best advice is to practice at home the behavior you want to see in the restaurant. If they run around like wild animals at home during meals, then that's what they'll do when you're out and about.

    1. Thanks Kelly, those are great tips! It totally makes sense to bring snacks and toys along, I can only expect him to be patient for so long!!! I am trying to start family dinners now so Ollie gets used to good table behavior so hopefully I can keep it up as he gets older.