Do Not Enter: Work-from-home dad’s poster to his kids goes viral

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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A work-from-home dad in Naples has gone viral. He created a sign and shared a picture of it on LinkedIn. It already has two million views in two days. We learned about the intended message behind it all.

We spoke to David Kuhl who, like many parents, is adjusting to a new office in 2020 and so is his family.

”I have three kids age 6, 10 and 11, and, in fairness I love being a work-from-home dad. It gives me a lot of flexibility,” Kuhl said.

But balancing family life in the middle of the workday can sometimes prove challenging.

“We’ve tried to set some parameters for that,” Kuhl said. ”Can I use X,Y and Z,” Kuhl said. “Can I play with this?”

A picture of Kuhl’s message to his kids went viral. You can see the kids peering into his home office with words “Do not enter ” on the door.

”I said, ‘Look, you come in here during an important meeting, you’re going to lose your screen time for two days,’ and then I anticipated questions they were going to ask, and I had answers to those questions on the poster,” Kuhl said.

Answers included, “No,” “Ask mom,” and “Unless you are bleeding.”

“For me, screen time is the most important thing for my kids, so that’s the ultimate penalty,” Kuhl said.

Still, Kuhl’s kids got a kick out of it. Kuhl has been working from home for a little over a week after starting a new job.

With over 2 million views and 35,000 likes, it’s massive attention for professional network LinkedIn.

“I think people are looking for levity, and they’re looking for something to smile about,” Kuhl said. “We’re all going through it together. Right?”

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