It can be hard to get kids to help around the house at the best of times – but oneÂ mumÂ has come up with a genius solution.
Shaketha McGregor has revealed how she makes her children â€œapplyâ€ for jobs so they can earn pocket money.
In a post onÂ Facebook, the cleverÂ parentÂ – who runs the blog This Mom Means Business IncÂ – has revealed how she made job adverts for â€˜Kitchen Managerâ€™, â€˜Lead Housekeeperâ€™ and â€˜Laundry Supervisorâ€™.
HerÂ kidsÂ had to fill in application forms for a shot at the jobs, with interviews being held in â€œmomâ€™s roomâ€.
Shaketha shared images of all the ads and forms she had made to make the experience as realistic as possibly for herÂ children.
There was also a poster for â€œMomâ€™s Credit Unionâ€ which told them: â€œLet mom start you off with a line of credit to help build your allowance as well as character!
â€œMaking on time contributions around the house can pay off big time.â€
Captioning the post, she wrote: â€œSo, my children continue to ask for a new cell phone, an allowance, and to go places.
â€œYesterday 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.
â€œSURPRISE!!! 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.â€
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 â€˜likesâ€™ and more than 130k shares.
One parent commented: â€œThis the absolute best idea ever!â€
Another wrote: â€œYou go girl. This is fantastic!!â€
A third shared: â€œGreat teaching values young Lady. It starts at home. RESPECT to you.â€
And a fourth added: â€œGood job, Mom! I love that you are teaching so many important life skills to your children!â€
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