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In a message dated 10/29/05 10:11:34 AM, queenjane555@... writes:

> Almost all carts that i've seen have a little diagram showing how a
> child is NOT to sit in the cart, just in case a parent is scratching
> their head going "hmmm....where do i put the baby? On that tray
> underneath???"

NO store, no human, would pay for little diagrams if a real child had not
been hurt in those ways.

There is no law in the history of the world that came about without someone
having done the thing there's now a law against.

-=-Most of those ladder stair thingys say "employee use
only"...i would think that these precautions would relieve them of
responsibility if you choose to ignore the warnings.-=-

Lots of kids can't read. Some adults can't read English.

-=-Yes, i think walmart doesnt want kids to be hurt in their stores.
But i also think walmart employees have a huge expanded view of what
will hurt a child.-=-

It doesn't matter. Walmart isn't a playground and even if they "only" cared
about their stock or about the peace and quiet for other customers, that's
enough reason to ask kids to behave in store-visiting ways when they're in

-=-. Info i've
tried to give is how to meet your child's needs to explore the store
without making him feel bad about it.-=-

If his "need to explore" includes doing things that are against store policy
or advice, maybe he shouldn't feel bad about it, but maybe the MOM should.

There was a huge blowup a few years back when someone who was more into a
movement/philosophy called NCP (Non-coercive Parenting) came and assured us all
that if they were visiting and her child wanted to walk on the coffee table,
she would try to find a way for him to do that. Some people said she should
not even THINK about trying to persuade a hostess to let a visiting kid climb
up and walk around on her coffee table, but somehow this mom was fully
convinced that her child's "need" to have his way was more important that coffee
tables or property laws or courtesy.

-=-I've also experienced enough times, a store employee telling my son
to stop doing something when IMO it wasnt a safety issue, that i
think it becomes sort of a discrimination-against-kid-behavior

Was he doing something an adult would not have done?
Had an adult been doing that same thing, would the employee have asked the
adult to stop?


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