Some parents sit down with their children to discuss the importance of responsibilities, and they simply assign chores. Other parents offer their kids an allowance for complying with their chore duties. And then there are parents like Shaketha Marion McGregor, a Georgia-based mother and newly hired correctional officer, who launched a company within her home, This Mom Means Business, Inc.; she's went ahead and hired her three children for specific roles around the house.
McGregor took to Facebook to share how she's gone about hiring her children, ages six, 10 and 13, for positions including laundry supervisor, lead housekeeper and kitchen manager.
"So, my children continue to ask for a new cell phone, an allowance and to go places," she writes. "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 #ThisMomMeansBusiness #IWonderWhoWillGetFiredFirst"
Others shared their similar tactics.
"I am doing that with my daughter, and it works for us," one user added. "She's now learning that money doesn't fall from the tree! ??"
And some even added what else could make for a good position.
"Good job!!! It’s the way it should be," one Facebooker commented. "Helping get dinner on the table and cleaned up is a good job, too! So us moms don’t have dinner time stress and we eat well and relax at the table! Your kids will thank you one day."
This momager is certainly taking an untraditional route with her children, but it seems to be working for her family and teaching her children the lessons she wants them to learn!
AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report, Twitter @herreportand Facebook.