Taking children to restaurants and grocery, discount, and department stores works best if you plan ahead.
To make trips to public places more enjoyable, start by taking some "training trips." These are short trips made for the purpose of teaching your child how to behave in public places.
a. Stay with Mom or Dad. Do not walk alone.
b. Do not pick up or touch things without permission from Mom or Dad.
c. We are not going to buy anything on this trip.