(Closed) “No kids allowed” movement

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
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  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Oh yes I read that too. It’s understandable I think for establishments if they want to exclude children, and especially movies that are obviously too mature for a young child. But with babies…..they cry. Why don’t people understand this and accept this. Babies cry, dogs bark and women bitch (Ha!). Young children are rowdy, this is understandable, but CONTROL your young children. If you can’t control them, figure out how or don’t have them. That’s one of my biggest pieves, parents who lets their kids run, jump, yell, scream, anywhere and are there yapping on their damn iphones. Pathetic and it needs to stop.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Interesting. I have no children myself, and I hate the whining two year old on the airplane as much as anyone, but I am generally opposed to this trend.  Children are people, they are part of society, and I don’t think it’s good for anyone to treat them like public nuisances and/or animals. Not to mention how much it restricts their caregivers from simply existing in public like everyone else gets to do.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    This is definitely going to affect businesses & relationships! People will still have a CHOICE to shop there or eat there or vist there, etc. I see both sides; dam I hate sitting on the fence!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think this is fabulous! I hope it catches on. I don’t think that the world is going to ever become kid-free. But I think that there are a lot of places that one would hope common sense would keep parents from taking children (i.e. movies and non-kid restaurants) but they don’t. So now it will be mandated. Eating at a nice place or going to a movie is not a necessity its a luxury, and if parents want to go– find a babysitter. I think things like the grocery store are more borderline because that actually is a necessity, but as long as they are providing child care then I think its kinda nice because that mom could probably use a half hour of quiet and her grocery bill will prob go down with no little eyes demanding cookies and toys 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I guess it makes me sad to have to read stuff like this.

    I have a five year old and have never had an issue of her being “that kid” anywhere.

    We were recently at a wedding where there were a group of kids running and yelling around while toasts were being said. And my daughter sat right beside me the entire time. Did she get sad.. oh yes she did. And guess what… Im not my daughter’s best friend. Im her mom. So I don’t mind if she gets mad at me when I don’t allow her to do things that arent right. 

    So with that said, it sucks that there are places I cant take my well behaved child because other parents are too busy to discipline their children. 

     

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think it makes sense to have “kid-free zones”.

    Yes, babies cry, but then why bring them to a movie theatre where they are not even sure what is going on? It’s not like they’re enjoying the show. Likewise, why bring a four year old to an expensive restaurant? 

    I LOVE kids, but I think it’s understandable that there are times and places us adults do not want to be around them.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @CorgiTales: That’s fine as long as it’s voluntary – but I know plenty of people who wouldn’t be delighted about placing their child in the care of some random grocery store employee.  I definitely don’t think that should be mandatory for grocery shopping. I mean, for heaven’s sake, it’s not like people go to the grocery store looking for some quiet time!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think the “no kids” is spawning from the fact that as each generation progresses people seem to discipline and control their children less and less.

    I have no problem with well behaved children, I hate when parents let their kids run all over the place, scream, break things, hit each other, throw things, all the while the parent are ignore them and babbling away on their cell phone at a loud yell.

    THOSE parents/children are giving all children a bad name.

    Sure, it sucks when a baby screams on a plane, but at that point there’s really not much you can do. It’s not an issue of “misbehaving” it’s an issue of being in pain from changing air pressure.

    ETA – I don’t think it is a bad thing to have “kid free” areas. I think it’d be nice to have a minimum age for 1st class travel. If you are paying that much for a ticket you don’t want someone kicking your chair or screaming the whole time. Although, you could get the same activity from a drunken business man.

    I also think kid free resorts are also a good idea. It’s nice to go on a “couples retreat” and not have kids splashing and running all around the pool deck.

    Really high end restaurants and R rated movies are also no place for little kids.

    If people would just use their common sense and give their kids boundaries and rules then this type of enforcement wouldn’t be necessary.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    This is totally needed. Parents don’t control their kids very well. I ask to be reseated if I’m near a kid in an restaurant, I switch subway cars to get away from them. ugh.

    My parents did not bring me to fancy restaurants on Friday/Saturday night. That’s when you’re supposed to get the babysitter.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @DeathByDesign:Speaking of crying babies at movies, Fiance and I were at a HORROR movie a couple of years ago and this coupe had their 3 kids AND a baby with them! The baby cried the ENTIRREEEEEEEE time. I could’ve slapped the shit out of them. Of course we left in the middle of the movie. I just could not deal with it.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee

    I don’t have children, so I might be biased, but it doesn’t bother me about the no children movement. I would definitely do my best to leave my children at home if I were to go out, not saying there aren’t some exceptions, I’m sure there are, but I would do my best not to.

    I think there are places for parents to take their children if they must go out with them. Such as chuck E cheeses and what not, but as for nice restaurants, movie theatres. I understand why there is a movement. It sucks to Pay nearly $20 to go see a movie and have to listen to a screaming child.  

    I don’t think that there should be a ban on planes.  I do think that children should be banned from first class though.  A person pays alot of money to ride first class, so I understand why it would be annoying to travel first class if children are present, they just would make it an unpleasant trip 99.9% of the time.

    I think if you are going to go out with children, take them to places that are made for children, keep the adult places for the adults and if you feel the need to go out to a fancy restaurant or a movie, leave the kids with a babysitter. It’s common courtesy.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Totally disagree with this and I don’t even have kids. It’s one thing to expect a kid free environment at a fancy restaurant or bar but an airplane? a movie theatre?

    I agree with mightywombat, kids are people too (we all were kids at some point, and I’m sure were not all angels) and it’s totally unfair to start banning them from certain locations. I hate screaming and misbehaving children but I would never, ever think to ban them from somewhere because of it. The problem is the parents not the kids 🙂

     

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    And speaking of which, I’m SO mad when I have to grocery shop or go to the mall on the weekend and there’s kids throwing tantrums in every aisle. They’re out of control!

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Ms. Martian:I’m sure not an ENTIRE movie theatre but movies that are too mature for a young child.

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