I prefer kids to stay at home as well. It gives the client a more relaxing experience and I can work better. However I have two beautiful kids myself so I understand the deliemma clients have for child care at times, so I do allow kids in my salon. I make it clear that I am not responsible if they get hurt and I ask the parents to bring them games, books, etc...to keep then occupied. It works out fine for the most part however I am no stranger to telling a kid that is out of line to "Sat down" ...lol I have no probelm stepping in if the parent wont.