A Washington couple was surprised to see on their receipt a $4 discount for "WELL BEHAVED KIDS," a gift of appreciation from the small Italian restaurant they had dined at. What did the three children do to deserve the discount? According to the restaurant owner, the kids were extremely polite, remembered to say "please" and "thank you," and stayed seated during their visit.
Says their mother, "We don't expect rewards for behavior. Our discipline starts at home and what follows is well behaved kids in public."
She continued: "If we were to have a meltdown, we would remove our child from the table and go to a quiet place, most likely the restroom, and have a chat with them."
What advice do these parents have for other parents of young kids? "My advice is simple: make sure your kids are well rested, have had a snack and are going to get your (the parents') attention while out at dinner," their mother told Yahoo! Shine. "Notice your surroundings with your kids -- the music, the people, the art, the food, the sounds of the chefs, etc. Talk with your servers, talk with the chefs if they're visible, engage with the experience as a whole."