Mum praised for making kids 'apply' for household jobs when they ask for pocket money

Lauren Clark
Contributor
A mum has revealed how gets her kids to "apply" for household jobs if they want to earn pocket money [Image: Getty]

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!”

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