Unpopular opinion: I hate when people bring their kids to the office.
Let me preface this by saying: as someone who isn't personally a parent, I can't imagine the headache (not to mention financial strain) of having to arrange for after-school care for a child. I'm a believer in government-subsidized child care. However, seeing as how we unfortunately aren't there yet as a country, in the meantime -- when colleagues do bring their kids to the office, I find it incredibly distracting and disruptive. It's not like we have a child-care facility in our office building; when the kids get bored (who can blame them), they're out making noise in the main work area with the rest of us. And to suggest that this noise is a problem is a tricky; I fear being seen as unkind or nonunderstanding. Has anyone else navigated this??