In Hockley, Texas, a daycare facility has been getting social media attention because of a startling sign posted for parents on a door.
The strong message is intended for parents who fetch their children and what should be their behavior when they do. While people were reminded of the importance of a parent’s attention to children, some were appalled and defended their thoughts online.
This was what’s written on the sign:
"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!!"
Juliana Farris Mazurkewicz, a mother of a daycare student, took a photo of the controversial sign and posted on her Facebook page. She told CNN that although she was shocked, she found herself in agreement with the strong message. Mazurkewicz even realized that she did have her phone in her hand when she was reading the sign and walking into the daycare center.
She added that the sign also meant that the daycare staff genuinely cared for the kids.
There were more than 1 million people reacted to Mazurkewicz’ post within days. However, some couldn’t help but be offended with the “rude” sign.
One Facebook user was angered pointong out that parents might be dealing with emergencies or work. The parent added that this isn't anyone's business to reprimand parents this way.
The Bigger Picture
Despite the disagreements, Mazurkewicz still believes that the daycare staff did the right thing. While this doesn’t only apply in fetching students, it is best to always ask yourself: do I use my phone too much?
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