give all the loud and generally disruptive children incredibly disgusted looks so they stop. the parents won't tell them to sit down and stop messing with shit around the lobby so i'll do it for them.
only done this twice since it involves luck and good timing(we have to be slow and the child has to look my way first) but it worked both times.
babies and really young kids are exempt from the rule because they don't understand proper behavior. babies and toddlers are gonna cry and that's understandable. but if your 9-year-old is messing with the chairs, running around and disturbing other customers, and you're just ignoring them? i'm going to stare that spoiled little brat down. that kid will have nightmares for weeks. if you're not going to teach your child to not treat public areas like a playground, then i will. eat my shits and turds, neglectful parents.