Juliana Farris Mazurkewicz went to pick up her daughter from daycare in Hockley, Texas when she noticed a very blunt sign on the door that left her stunned.
The sign did not ask parents to bring in supplies or make sure their children did not talk back. Instead, the sign asked the parents to change their own behavior.
Though some found the sign offensive, Juliana completely agreed with it prompting her to snap a photo and posted it on social media.
She was shocked when her post went viral!
The sign stated:
“You are picking up your child! GET OFF YOUR PHONE!!!!
Your child is happy to see you! Are you not happy to see your child?? We have seen children trying to hand their parents their work they completed and the parent is on the phone.
We have heard a child say, ‘Mommy, mommy, mommy…’ and the parent is paying more attention to their phone than their own child. It is appalling. Get off your phone!!”
“I was a bit shocked, but I didn’t feel any negativity towards the daycare,” Juliana told reporters. “I know that the staff has the best interests of the children in mind, even to the point where they are willing to offend the parent.”
Some social media users did not find the sign appropriate as Juliana did.
“This is ridiculous,” one social media user wrote. “Who is anyone to tell a child’s parent not to use their phone? They might be working? Or have an emergency or anything else that’s none of their business.”
Do you agree with this sign, or do you think the message was rightfully offensive to parents? Let us know in the comments section.