A notice shared on Facebook from a mum doing the daycare pick up has sparked massive response on social media.

Juliana Farris Mazurkewicz, from Texas in the US, was picking her child up from daycare last week when she spotted this sign on the door.

“You are picking up your child!


Your child is happy to see you! Are you 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 Facebook post has attracted over 580,000 shares and over 3600 comments.  Parents are outraged.

One comment reads, ” I agree we are all on phones too much but its not a daycares job to tell us when to be on phones or how to parent especially in such a demanding way. As a single mom of two boys though rare for it to happen in the few mins at daycare I am guilty of it other times but if I thought it was a time I had to talk at daycare then I would and I would be very upset if anyone seriously tried to stop me.”

Another wrote, “So many judgemental people, sometimes there is going to be times where you have to answer the phone at awkward times like dropping of at nursery I’ve had to as I have 2 kids I only ever answer if its really important when dropping my kids of at nursery or school some things cant be helped its part of life.”

Another said, “Whatever’s on that phone could be what’s paying for that child’s dinner. Why doesn’t everyone mind their own business.”

Another comment said, “School better do their job their paid to do. Don’t parent a parent.”

and “I agree with it, but I don’t think it’s any of the daycares business.”

“I’d find a different daycare, if they assume you don’t live and care about your own kids a thousand times more than they ever could. You have no idea why a person is using their phone. Want to know when I was on my phone? When I was in preterm labor, because I was a teacher and had to find a substitute for the next day.”

Do you think this is rude? Or do you totally agree?

Share your comments below.

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  • I too agree with one of the comments in the article. Yes we are on our phones too much and should give our kids our attention but it isn’t up to daycare to butt in.


  • I don’t have a problem with this. I have noticed as a society now how rude people are when it comes to their phones – at checkouts, in toilets (?), at coffee when they’re sitting with others. There is a societal problem where the phone has encroached on our lives and people don’t care. They don’t care about others. They don’t care that others don’t want to hear their conversations. They don’t care about holding people up, being rude, stopping in front of people in a shopping centre. It is a societal problem. So I don’t have a problem with this at all. It’s about respect. Common courtesy. Consideration of others.


  • I totally agree with putting your phones away but I do how ever think the centre could have done this in a nicer manner.


  • I agree, it’s good to have our kids as priority and not get distracted by our phones (emergencies are a different case).


  • I actually think this is agreat wake up ‘CaLL’ . Good on the daycare..Enough excuses. We are guilty of putting phone first. Ridiculous rwallt. Take that four minutes at pick up to be attentive. fully engaged to child and transition to car or walk making this time theirs. get over ouselves and that phone!! Even watch.their sport instead if playing solitare on phone or text.


  • I agree with the notice. Of course there would be extenuating circumstances, but in most cases I’m sure the phone could be forgotten for the few minutes it takes to pick up your child, when they are really excited to see you after you being away all day. I think people need to prioritise because let’s face it they won’t be kids forever and you don’t get long with them before it’s bed time anyway and then the rest of the night is yours.


  • I agree with the sign. Once upon a time we didn’t have mobile phones, nothing is more important then your kids, your phone can surely wait those few minutes during pick up. Focus on your kids, they’re happy to see you, embrace it


  • I couldn’t agree more. You see the little ones flinging themselves at their parents to have a hug and tell them of their big day and they are too busy on the phone! Should also apply at restaurants. shops etc. It’s just so rude as well-technology has made us lose our manners and priorities in life.


  • Since mobile phones became a fashion accessory they have taken control over so many lives where people are afraid to be without them for even the shortest of time. What did we do or even survive without them, well strangely enuf we did! We talked face to face with friends instead of text incessantly, we went & did stuff with others face to face & the list could go on but I think you get the idea. Mobiles were only just starting to take off when my kids were born & used by those of us who had a business to run but these days even toddlers have them. What happened to the quality time we used to spend with our children & do things with them.
    Rules in my house. Turn them off after a certain time, never at the dining table & definately not in bed or even the bedroom for that matter. Kids should not have them period! Let them borrow a shared phone kept for the purpose of when they go somewhere without adults if you must & make sure it can’t send or receive images.
    We have a generation of children growing up learning they are less important than a mobile phone & that is how their children will be treated as well, do we really want that for our future generations.


  • Get off your phone!!
    Now let’s roll this message out to every driver, shop customer, shop staffer, etc etc etc!!!!!


  • I love the sign, for the mothers that give excuses that they need to take important phone calls use common sense obviously it’s not for you to get your panties in a twist. Today technology has taken over our lives it’s that simple & a reminder does no harm especially when it is our childs development, if you ignore your children to much you will find they will start to ignore you & you will miss out on their lives. only yourself to blame take the time to listen to them. As the saying goes it’s not until they are gone do you realise and say I wish I had live every day as if it’s your last with your child and you will be grateful.


  • If the workers weren’t seeing it constantly and by a majority of parents do you think they just decided to write a note, Im sure they gave it great consideration and were heartbroken at seeing this.
    I applaud them, phones are taking over peoples lives…….its not such a great thing.


  • I love the sign and agree with it – I see this, people on phones and it saddens me!


  • I think it’s great. The ones who do this will be the ones who are offended


  • I am glad other comments think it is appropriate for the centre to have said something. I agree, get off your phone!


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