Do children equal entitlement?
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|Sun, 07-20-2003 - 8:55pm|
To the dr's example, it seems that the common sense approach would be to make sure that the doctor has a child friendly waiting room. Other's say it wouldn't matter if they needed to see the doctor they would go with children, regardless of the office policy. I am still a bit puzzled as to what kind of gynelogical emergency would send you to the office with your children (when you are aware of such a policy) and not to the ER or urgent care... Does a killer yeast infection and no babysitter entitle you to break the rules? I guess that could just be the set up I work with as far as insurance/my dr's group... If you know you don't have back up help isn't it your responsibility to make sure that the caregivers you choose for yourself are equipped to handle that? And tangentially, as I encountered in my OB's office that DOES allow children, if you had an appt and no care lined up and your child was contagious, would your right to care supercede the rest of the patients? Would you still bring the child with you?
How far does that carry? And what does it teach the children? What about movies? Do you observe rules of no children after 6 when you go the movies? A restaraunt? The community pool? Another tangent - from when someone talking about lack of respect coming from daycare - I was at the community pool recently. THey announced it was time to get out for a 10 min lifeguard break, all people out of the pool, no kids at the edge, out of the kiddie pool, etc.. .The kids with the daycare/summer camp got out and sat on their towels in their area. Other's who were there with parents/grandparents played at the edge of the pool while their parents watched them.... I knew a woman who lied about her dd's age and took her to a musical. They ask you POINT BLANK if your child is 6, 8(?) years old when you order the tix. She then complained that her dd (4-5) didn't enjoy it.