1) use your words
Someone asked yesterday how I could work with children. Honestly I think working with children is a lot easier then having to work with adults. I give my wife props for dealing with adults every day because I think I would go crazy. Here are some phrases can use when working with children I wish i could use while working at the Target Cafe that work awesome with children
1) Use your words.
Every day at least one person comes to order food and they don’t talk. They just point at something and after I ask them if that is what they want they shake their heads yes. It reminds me of the babies pointing at the food on the counter when they are hungry. At least the babies say Yes and NO and the big kids always telling Mary to use her words to tell me what she wants to eat. If kids can do it why cant adults.
2) Please say “Please and Thank you”
You get more with kindness then rudeness. I think it important to say please and thank you. I admit I have a hard time getting my children to say please but they both say thank you. How ofen do we remind our children to say Please and Thank You yet people don’t do it themselves. Need to lead by example.
3) Please clean up your mess.
I used to think My Children were messy until i started picking up after adults.
4) It clean up time. It clean up time. Time to clean up your mess.
Yes after children make a mess can teach them the cleanup song and have them clean up their own messes, I wish I could do that with some adults who leave a huge mess for me to clean up.
5) You get what you get and don’t throw a fit.
I can’t change the food. I can’t make special orders. The food we have is the food we have. Everything is premade I can’t make you something special.
6) Go sit on the corner and relax until ready to use your words!
Wish could say this to guests who get upset about silly things .
7) Please and thank you!
Just don’t be rude and I will try to help you out the best I can.