The young mother said she was trying to inculcate the value of money in her 7-year-old daughter.
Parenting styles can vary from person to person. Young parents go to great lengths to inculcate good habits in their children and give them a fulfilling life. Amidst this, a lot seems to garner attention and even criticism in an attempt to revolutionize or say mend parenting styles. In one such instance, this mother faced a heavy backlash as well as support from a varied group of viewers when she shared she pays her daughter for chores and lets her pay bills, reported Bored Panda.
The young mother, Felicia shared on TikTok how she inculcates the value of money in her 7-year-old daughter. Felicia shared on her TikTok account with the username @feliciaraefarley how she jots down weekly tasks for her daughter to complete and pays her $ 7 every week if she’s done with the listed jobs. The chores include keeping her toys back in place and helping with dusting among other light household works.
Felicia stated she looks up interesting tasks which is age appropriate for her daughter and fun to do. The aim is to initiate a game that is not just fun but also helps in assimilating practical and financial values for life. The daughter then pays $ 1 each for food, shelter, electricity, internet, and rent, which makes it $ 5 in total. The young girl is then left with $ 2 which she can either use or save for herself as her pocket money.
The remaining $5 which is received by the mother is then kept as a future fund to be gifted to her daughter when she turns 18 to help her understand better her saving skills and the importance of an emergency fund. The mother was trolled for seeking payment from her daughter since her childhood, whereas many applauded the fact that the money received from her would go on to add value to her future fund which shall be handed over to her when she turns 18.
Users wrote comments like, “This is amazing!! As someone has parents that did the whole “she will figure it out later” I’ve barely learned how to budget at 22 so thanks,” while others questioned if it’s wise to let kids go through adult worries, “Kids should enjoy being kids and not worry about paying bills” to which Felicia later responded with another video that it’s a fun game and her daughter loves playing adult and managing finances as she never puts pressure on the child to complete the tasks. And believes she would emerge as an adult with good managerial and saving skills required in life. What do you think of it?
Cover Image Source: Tiktok | @feliciaraefarley