This Is A Definite
Just last night, I was out with my girlfriend at a pretty popular restaurant here in town. We were celebrating her sister's birthday, so her entire immediate family were there, including her sister's husband and their 2 year old daughter.
We couldn't enjoy the meal because the baby was fussy, crying when she could play with the menu, waving her hands around and nearly spilling drinks, screaming at the top of her lungs because she wanted to play with the baby at the next table. It was embarrassing- all of the other nearby diners had their meal disrupted by the child's "gimme gimme gimme" behavior. All the child's mother would do was say "Please stop that, Baby?" in a hushed whisper. Needless to say, it did nothing.
I think that it's ridiculous that parents are so afraid to properly discipline their children these days. They are only hurting the children in the long run.