A group of Park Slope parents want to see a ban on the ice cream carts and trucks that patrol around Prospect Park on warm days, says the New York Post.
According to the article, a poster on the Park Slope Parents message boards described her “first ruined day” at the 9th Street playground when her four-year-old son had a meltdown after being denied a sweet treat from the ice cream and Italian ice carts nearby.
Another mom was “furious” that a vendor handed her four-year-old an ice cream cone, says the Post.
Of course, there are area moms who think the ice cream ban is a crazy idea, and that tantrums just come along with parenting.
“People just need to say no,” a parent at Prospect Park’s Harmony Playground told the Post. “I say no to him all the time, and I feel his wrath. But he needs to hear that no.”
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