Mum praised for making kids 'apply' for household jobs when they ask for pocket money
It can be hard to get kids to help around the house at the best of times - but one mum has come up with a genius solution.
Shaketha McGregor has revealed how she makes her children “apply” for jobs so they can earn pocket money.
In a post on Facebook, the clever parent - who runs the blog This Mom Means Business Inc - has revealed how she made job adverts for ‘Kitchen Manager’, ‘Lead Housekeeper’ and ‘Laundry Supervisor’.
Her kids had to fill in application forms for a shot at the jobs, with interviews being held in “mom’s room”.
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Shaketha shared images of all the ads and forms she had made to make the experience as realistic as possibly for her children.
There was also a poster for “Mom’s Credit Union” which told them: “Let mom start you off with a line of credit to help build your allowance as well as character!
“Making on time contributions around the house can pay off big time.”
Captioning the post, she wrote: “So, my children continue to ask for a new cell phone, an allowance, and to go places.
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“Yesterday I told them that I've heard their requests and that I'll have a surprise for them today when they get home from school.
“SURPRISE!!! It's a whole hiring event! If you want it, work for it, earn it! And yes, I also have an in home credit union lol.”
Her bright idea to get her kids helping out was a hit with her followers, and the post soon went viral.
It quickly received more than 214k ‘likes’ and more than 130k shares.
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One parent commented: “This the absolute best idea ever!”
Another wrote: “You go girl. This is fantastic!!”
A third shared: “Great teaching values young Lady. It starts at home. RESPECT to you.”
And a fourth added: “Good job, Mom! I love that you are teaching so many important life skills to your children!”