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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:40 PM
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65. So if I order a glass of Coke for junior the staff should
automatically give the kid caffeine free coke?

I don't have kids, but I get it... that as a parent or aunt in this case, it should be ME telling the staff... please bring water (I have done that) to my nephews. It is not the staff's choice.
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  -What if restaurants didn't serve hungry kids a double adult dose of caffeine? KurtNYC  Jul-28-11 08:31 AM   #0 
  - what if the parents  BillStein   Jul-28-11 08:34 AM   #1 
  - Uh...the parents order those drinks, you know.  MineralMan   Jul-28-11 08:34 AM   #2 
  - the cause is caffeine in some cases  KurtNYC   Jul-28-11 08:40 AM   #13 
  - exactly. what's wrong with the parent's ordering caffeine free options.  piratefish08   Jul-28-11 08:42 AM   #15 
  - They usually do. In addition to Coke or Pepsi, Sprite, 7-Up, and various  smokey nj   Jul-28-11 08:46 AM   #18 
  - I have never been in any restaurant that did not have  MineralMan   Jul-28-11 08:47 AM   #20 
  - if the goal of the restaurant is to provide a good experience for as many  KurtNYC   Jul-28-11 08:55 AM   # 
     - Again, caffeine-free beverages are always available for their  MineralMan   Jul-28-11 09:03 AM   #38 
  - ITS CALLED WATER  Maru Kitteh   Jul-28-11 08:52 AM   #29 
  - Many offer milk, lemonade and apple juice as well.  woodsprite   Jul-28-11 09:21 AM   #43 
  - They don't offer decaffeinated soda. I've asked plenty of times.  Maraya1969   Jul-28-11 08:57 AM   #35 
  - Nonsense. Sprite and 7-Up are caffeine free. So is the ubiquitous  MineralMan   Jul-28-11 08:59 AM   #37 
  - I've never been in a restaurant that didn't have water, Sprite, or 7-Up.  Codeine   Jul-28-11 09:32 AM   #47 
  - Ever heard of "water"?  PVnRT   Jul-28-11 09:24 AM   #45 
  - The parents need to know the caffeine content before they can make an informed choice.  Gormy Cuss   Jul-28-11 02:32 PM   #67 
  - i responded on your other post. a couple things. i really do not see the out of control kid so  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 08:35 AM   #3 
  - Unfortunately not every parent is you. Sadly most of them don't even come close to being as good  Maru Kitteh   Jul-28-11 08:48 AM   #21 
     - i am not out a lot. i am out though. and i dont have the same experiences as so many talk about  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 09:05 AM   #40 
  - It's not the restaurant's fault that it's what the parents order for  shraby   Jul-28-11 08:35 AM   #4 
  - Certain kids CAN become hyper with certain drinks  laundry_queen   Jul-28-11 10:53 AM   #60 
  - Not really trying to assess fault, just saying caffeine likely has a role in this  KurtNYC   Jul-28-11 07:51 PM   #74 
  - The parents should have enough sense not the restaurant....  nc4bo   Jul-28-11 08:35 AM   #5 
  - Caffeine and high doses of HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), a carbohydrate  no_hypocrisy   Jul-28-11 08:35 AM   #6 
  - Um. It IS Sugar  ProfessorGAC   Jul-28-11 10:23 AM   #57 
     - When I refer to sugar, I mean the product from sugar cane or sugar beets.  no_hypocrisy   Jul-28-11 10:25 AM   #58 
        - You're Talking To A Chemist  ProfessorGAC   Jul-28-11 10:26 AM   #59 
  - Why would a parent let a child have a 20 oz caffeine laden beverage?  peace13   Jul-28-11 08:36 AM   #7 
  - No, don't understand.  MineralMan   Jul-28-11 08:39 AM   #10 
     - Serving caffeine to kids ina sit-down restaurant is a bad idea  KurtNYC   Jul-28-11 08:52 AM   #28 
        - No. Ordering caffeine for kids in a restaurant is a bad idea.  MineralMan   Jul-28-11 08:57 AM   #36 
        - Sprite is caffeine-free.  smokey nj   Jul-28-11 09:05 AM   #41 
  - This is so typical. Instead of putting the responsibility for  MineralMan   Jul-28-11 08:37 AM   #8 
  - those are pretty self-sufficient children - ordering sodas with no input from Mommy and Daddy.......  piratefish08   Jul-28-11 08:38 AM   #9 
  - that's odd. i drank soda at restaurants when i was little and just sat in my chair like normal.  dionysus   Jul-28-11 08:39 AM   #11 
  - "Perhaps more restaurants should consider caffeine-free beverages for kids"  William769   Jul-28-11 08:40 AM   #12 
  - Jinx  lukasahero   Jul-28-11 08:46 AM   #17 
     - Well, you know what they say about great minds...  William769   Jul-28-11 08:48 AM   #22 
  - One of the MIRACLES of DU  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-28-11 08:41 AM   #14 
  - My parents did not takes any of us to restaurants until the age of 8.  William769   Jul-28-11 08:47 AM   #19 
  - Praise the lawd!  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-28-11 08:49 AM   #23 
     - My father was an atheist.  William769   Jul-28-11 08:53 AM   #30 
  - Or maybe  SoCalNative   Jul-28-11 08:49 AM   #24 
  - Can I get a witness?  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-28-11 08:50 AM   #25 
  - The women of DU are all strong, and the men are all good-looking  slackmaster   Jul-28-11 08:51 AM   #26 
  - ROFL  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-28-11 09:23 AM   #44 
  - Kid wasn't perfect but we got off of our butts and took him out when he was having trouble.  peace13   Jul-28-11 09:59 AM   #56 
  - LOL!  laundry_queen   Jul-28-11 11:13 AM   #61 
  - "Perhaps more restaurants should consider caffeine-free beverages for kids."  lukasahero   Jul-28-11 08:43 AM   #16 
  - Maybe the parents shouldn't order those beverages.  JVS   Jul-28-11 08:52 AM   #27 
  - The restaurant doesn't serve kids a double adult dose of caffeine unless  Arkansas Granny   Jul-28-11 08:53 AM   #31 
  - They've never forced us to get soda. We always just get water and  cbdo2007   Jul-28-11 08:54 AM   #32 
  - In what restaurant does a parent not order what their child will drink?  City Lights   Jul-28-11 08:55 AM   #33 
  - My kids generally are well behaved. I pay attention to their tiredness level before I think of  ejpoeta   Jul-28-11 08:56 AM   #34 
  - Those figures don't add up for me  Cirque du So-What   Jul-28-11 09:04 AM   #39 
  - I factored the body weight of the child versus adult weights  KurtNYC   Jul-28-11 08:23 PM   #76 
  - What if the adults didn't order their children a double adult dose of caffeine?  distantearlywarning   Jul-28-11 09:10 AM   #42 
  - Huh, how is it the restaurant's fault for giving the kids a soda?  NeedleCast   Jul-28-11 09:29 AM   #46 
  - what soda has that much caff?  Codeine   Jul-28-11 09:34 AM   #48 
  - None Do - But Then Again Nothing Else About OP Makes Sense Either  NeedleCast   Jul-28-11 09:35 AM   #49 
  - Umm, first of all, how about the parents stop allowing their kids to order those drinks.  MadHound   Jul-28-11 09:37 AM   #50 
  - This is too sad NOT to unrec. So, unrec. nt  Obamanaut   Jul-28-11 09:39 AM   #51 
  - where to start...? where to start? First let's examine your figures...  hlthe2b   Jul-28-11 09:41 AM   #52 
  - This is a magnificent fail.  Codeine   Jul-28-11 09:44 AM   #53 
  - restaurants shouldn't serve hungry kids, parents should  snooper2   Jul-28-11 09:46 AM   #54 
  - Parents generally order for the kid.  HappyMe   Jul-28-11 09:48 AM   #55 
  - how about serving MILK to kids??  demigoddess   Jul-28-11 01:24 PM   #62 
  - Milk is vile and revolting.  Codeine   Jul-28-11 01:27 PM   #63 
  - What if restaurants didn't serve what was ordered  thelordofhell   Jul-28-11 01:36 PM   #64 
  - So if I order a glass of Coke for junior the staff should  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-28-11 01:40 PM   #65 
  - Maybe the default should be caffeine free  KurtNYC   Jul-28-11 07:41 PM   #72 
  - Give them a Guiness. That'll slow em down.  Nailzberg   Jul-28-11 01:45 PM   #66 
  - Ah so it's the restaurant's fault is it...  Taverner   Jul-28-11 02:35 PM   #68 
  - If parents didn't order the drinks they'd not be served.  TheKentuckian   Jul-28-11 04:03 PM   #69 
  - Or adults could just drink water, at home and out,  LWolf   Jul-28-11 04:17 PM   #70 
  - Wait... what month is it?  Warren DeMontague   Jul-28-11 04:28 PM   #71 
  - Q: What if restaurants didn't serve hungry kids a double adult dose of caffeine?  deucemagnet   Jul-28-11 07:46 PM   #73 
  - I rec'd your post not that I entirely agree with banning caffeine beverages for kids  TNLib   Jul-28-11 07:53 PM   #75 
  - Note to self: Never (again) suggest caffeine-free beverages in GD!  KurtNYC   Jul-28-11 08:51 PM   #77 
     - Don't forget these subjects (yours is now added)  DainBramaged   Jul-28-11 09:01 PM   #78 

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