If your children are forever asking you to give them cash for this or that, it might be worth trying to teach them the value of money.
One mum recently came up with a brilliant idea to do just that, after her kids pestered her about new mobile phones and going out.
Fed up of their demands, Shaketha McGregor decided to teach her youngsters a lesson and so she created a 'hiring event' where her kids could apply for different job positions around the house to earn their keep.
In a post on Facebook she explained the whole thing and has since gone viral, garnering over 200,000 likes and 123,000 shares.
She wrote: "So, my children continue to ask for a new cell phone, an allowance, and to go places.
"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 iring even! If you want it, work for it, earn it! And yes, I also have an in home credit union lol. #ThisMomMeansBusiness"
Shaketha advertised three different roles during the hiring event – a kitchen manager position, lead housekeeper and laundry supervisor.
She revealed where and when interviews for the jobs would be held and even created applications for her children to fill out.
The applications asked them to list their experience, whether or not they were willing to work evenings and weekends, their desired salary and when they could start.
And as previously mentioned she set up a 'credit union', saying: "Good credit? Bad credit? Need to build credit? 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! Don't wait! Ask mom how today!"
Fellow parents on social media absolutely loved the wacky idea.
One person said: "Giiirrllll I freaking love you for this!"
Another branded it an "awesome idea".
A third added: "Best thing I've seen. To many parents want to give there kids everything they ask for without earning it. I get the whole; I want to give my kids everything I didn't, but it creates entitlement. Great job with creativity mom A+…."
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