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Should restaurants offer child-free sections?

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"There is definitely a demand for child-free restaurants, but nobody dares to say it out loud." Although some people love the idea of child-free spaces in restaurants, no one wants to be accused of being a kid-hater. Let's be honest, sometimes it sucks eating near kids. But others argue children are people too—they have a right to public spaces just like adults, and not everyone can afford a sitter. What do you think?

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Plenty of servers say child-free sections would make their lives a lot better:

When I started my job at a restaurant a few years ago, I loved kids. But over time, I've realized that they are tiny terrorists that ruin every meal.

Writer Jenn Wohletz says unruly children in restaurants aren't fair to diners without children—especially parents who've gone to the trouble to get a sitter and have a night out without kids.

But would child-free policies punish parents whose kids don't actually act out in restaurants? Let's face it, you only notice the kids that are out of control.

Customer Niki Riviere was turned away from the restaurant because she couldn't get a high-chair for her 6-month-old child.
"I'm completely shocked because I never had that happen," Riviere said. "Usually they cater, at least have a high chair for the child, but it seemed like they didn't want any child. They said the child can't make any noises so they turned us away."

Kids are people too, yo. Some say banning kids from certain spaces is discriminatory. Weren't we all crying babies at one time?

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