At casual and upscale dining restaurants, I am particularly thankful for the extra service since children can get restless when sitting for long periods. Our daughter will be well behaved for about 45 minutes in these establishments. I will typically give a 25% tip for the extra service when we are with our three year old daughter, even though she is usually very well behaved. For us, a good tip is well worth it since our alternative would have been to leave her at home with babysitter when we go out to eat. I prefer to have her join us since it helps develop social skills, both hers and ours :-)
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