Restaurant gives family discount for ‘well-behaved’ children

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wbcA restaurant in Washington is receiving some positive national attention after a customer posted a receipt on Reddit that showed the restaurant offering a $4 discount for “well-behaved kids.”

Reddit user Laura King posted the photo showing the $4 discount earlier this week.

King then posted an update on her blog, posting they had eaten at the restaurant a “handful of times.” She also discussed their “rules” about eating out:

“We don’t have any hard rules about there not being iPods or laptops at the table, but most of the time they aren’t welcome. We do sometimes Google something surrounding our conversation… we’ve been known to look at Google Earth quite a bit at dinner time. Our kids are also encouraged to pick up on general etiquette at the table. That same etiquette occurs when we’re out at dinner. We, as parents, lead by example and if we have to spell out what and how we’re doing something, we will. We don’t expect handouts for acting respectful of the folks who bring us our food. But it certainly makes you feel good when someone else notices your kids in a positive light.”

She also offered some suggesttions to other parents who have trouble with their children while eating out:

“My suggestions to other parents:

* Take your kids out to eat at least a couple times a month.
* Give your kids a snack before you head out.
* Be sure they’re rested and healthy.
* Be ready to engage with your kids.
* Notice the people, art, music, food in the room and talk about it.
* Encourage your kids to talk with you just like you would talk with another adult.
* Enjoy the time you’ve carved out to be with them.”