‘Get off your phone!’ Texas day care shames parents

Posted at 1:38 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 16:36:06-05

ROSE HILL, Texas – Without a doubt, this is a sign of our phone-obsessed times.

A Texas day care posted this sign, which a parent posted on Facebook on Friday. Since then, it’s been shared more than 1 million times and generated about 8,000 comments.

The sign reminds parents that they’re picking up their children from day care and shouldn’t have their heads buried in their phones because their children are excited to see them.

The sign reads:

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 photo prompted strong reaction from many parents on Facebook, with many of them supporting the sign's message.