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Old 10-13-2013, 03:24 PM   #16
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It's very hard when kids see other kids doing it. It's extremely frustrating to me. My kid is 7, he is quiet and shy and follows rules almost too literally at times. For example, have you ever seen that pirate show at Hollywood studios? Well he got picked and they explained he would hold up the key when the skeleton asks who has the key. Well he did that. But no one ever told him to put his hand down and he held it up the entire show, rofl. I couldn't get his attention to tell him to put his hand down, lol.

Anyway, he will wait in lines for things, for example a water slide, and kids will jump in front of him and he doesn't know how to handle it. I'm trying to get him to learn that it's okay to stand up for himself but he is so literal about rules he will never break them. It's so frustrating when other kids just do whatever they want with no manners.

It's a tough lesson to learn that doing the right thing and having manners means they get their way and you miss out. But heck, you can walk in to any theme park, walmart, etc and the adults are no better.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #17
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I have 4 children and would not get upset with another adult correcting their behavior if they were doing something wrong. I guess in this day and age what I feel is disrespectful may not be what some parents feel is disrespecting another individual so I would probably get flamed if I corrected another child's behavior.

In my defense I have 4 children and sometimes I get distracted by the whining of my 9 year old or my 5 year olds constant need for 100% of my attention at all times and I my not see my children's bad behavior so if anyone on the Fantasy April 5th cruise feels the need to correct any of my children's behavior go right ahead and I will thank you for it later when I get a second.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:58 PM   #18
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I feel so sorry for the staff. Since they depend on ratings and tips I think most are afraid of saying "no" to anyone about anything. Both of my parents were disabled and I do not mind telling kids (or adults) who are being a safety hazard to get out of the way and watch were they are going. (wheelchairs are not as agile as feet and cannot stop and turn as quickly)

Actually I didn't see any badly behaved children on the Dream, we were only around them for shows and MDR. I did see a lot of rude adult behavior however.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:24 AM   #19
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My husband and I have 4 children (10, 8, 5 & 5), and it never ceases to amaze us how many parents let their children run wild. Especially on vacation. We were shocked to see how many people let their children run amok with no supervision all over the ship (even as young as 6 or 7). My personal opinion is if I'm not doing my job as a parent and supervising my child and he/she is running, being rude, using bad language, etc. You have every right to either politely redirect them, report them to the CM's, or call it out to my attention.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:01 AM   #20
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IMO, CM should be stepping in if someone could get hurt by what someone else is doing (guilty adults included!). I also think they should step in if more than one guest has complained about someone's behavior.

I work in retail and I have NO problem adddressing parents if kids are doing something unsafe or bothersome to others. It's our job as representatives of the company to keep our members safe and happy while they shop.I can't recall ever having a parent get mad at me for showing concern about their kid's safety. I would certainly hope that Disney would stand behind a CM's decision to step in and address something they deem unsafe. Feeling like you could lose your job if you thought you should step in is pretty unfortunate. I'll make sure I note that on my comment card if I see something ignored...

Personal experience has shown me adults could use the reminders just as much as the kids...

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Old 10-14-2013, 07:03 AM   #21
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If a child is being rowdy and disruptive, I would either go and speak to the parents and inform them that I will be going to a cast member if their Children don't Stop.

Or if there were no parent present I would report to a cast member, and probably speak to the children too.

I hate children at dinner times not behaving correctly and that is the area that is most difficult for me to stop my self saying something.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:26 AM   #22
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Nothing, it's a mind your business situation unless someone is going to get hurt. Some parents just don't care and a stranger saying something will just make them mad, not make them discipline their kids.
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!!! This is a sure way to ruin your vacation. The parents may not appreciate it, and react poorly. I would NEVER tell anyone how to parent their child. I would only intervene if my child was directly hit or hurt. We've witnessed things. We walked away and continued to enjoy our vacation.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:34 AM   #23
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I am a little over 200 lbs, tattooed and have a goatee. I can usually just shoot a look and help a kid make a better decision. If not, a short and sharp "HEY!" usually does the trick. I am also a youth minister, so I have developed a few other stealthy tricks as well.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:53 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by NCConch View Post
I am a little over 200 lbs, tattooed and have a goatee. I can usually just shoot a look and help a kid make a better decision. If not, a short and sharp "HEY!" usually does the trick. I am also a youth minister, so I have developed a few other stealthy tricks as well.

I can usually just shoot a look and help a kid make a better decision... LOVE IT!! I can use you when my 3 kids are fighting!
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #25
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as a Grandparent, you learn quickly not to interfere with the parenting skills of others, even if it your own child who is the parent! However, if other kids are intruding on my DGD enjoyment of an activity/location by being just plain stupid (which means normal kids) I usually just put myself into their way....if they are jumping into pool, I go where they are jumping.....if they are running, I make sure to get in the way....etc, etc.

it doesn't change their behavior for very long, I am sure, but their behavior is better around ME and that's all I can control or worry about.

BTW, I am also the Grandpa who admonishes his DGDs probably a little too'll see me watching over my herd like a hawk!
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