Most of us probably spend a good chunk of the day mindlessly looking at our cell phones. We scroll through Facebook and Instagram, we play brainless games, and we get lost in our own little world.
This might seem harmless, but it can be stressful for the people around us—especially our children.
When parents arrived at day care in Houston, Texas to pick up their kids, the staff noticed a disturbing trend. Some of the parents were paying more attention to their phones than to their own children. The day care noticed the effect it was having on their students and decided to do something about it. They put up a notice that instantly got the parents’ attention.
Now, after a mom posted a picture of the sign on Facebook, the day care’s message is spreading like wildfire on Facebook.
When Juliana Farris Mazurkewicz saw the sign at her children’s day care, she was stunned but also agreed with it. She thought its message was important and posted it on her Facebook, where it has been shared more than 1.3 million times. Read it below and let us know what you think in the comments on Facebook!
“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!!”
The fact that Juliana’s photo has been shared over a million times is a sign of how important it is for children to get the attention they deserve. Please share this article and encourage others to take advantage of their precious time with their children.