I make my son, 7, pay house bills by doing chores – trolls say I’m a bad mother but I’m teaching him the value of money

I make my son, 7, pay house bills by doing chores – trolls say I’m a bad mother but I’m teaching him the value of money

A MOTHER has revealed that she makes her seven-year-old son pay his share of household bills by doing chores.

This practice has gotten her tons of online hate from other mothers but she stands by her decision, saying she's teaching him the value of money from a young age.


In a TikTok video, user cratfyandcozy revealed she gives her son a daily task list that he needs to complete each day.

"Should he complete everything on his task list, he gets a dollar per day," she revealed.

"At the end of the money, he realized he has bills to pay. He pays those bills to me."

She then listed that he "pays" for his rent, the electricity he uses in his room, and the internet for his iPad.

"He then understands that throughout the month he has two buckets: he has his 'fun' money and his 'bill' money.

"It is his responsibility to categorize his money and what he is going to put in those buckets before the end of the month."

She then stated that she doesn't spend his money, but rather puts it in a savings account for his use once he gets older.

"It has taught him the value of the dollar and responsibility. I'm so pleased with the results," she concluded in her video.

Her video quickly gathered thousands of likes and views, but the comment section was mixed with praise and criticism.

One mother wrote: "A lot of people in here DON'T get it. His life isn't consumed with it, it's small and teaches him how to value his money NOW. This is awesome!"

Another one commented: "Good job mama, awesome that this works in your household!"

However, some mothers were not on board and slammed her for not letting him "be a kid."

One angry mother wrote: "I would never do this. They have the entirety of their adult lives to pay bills. I'll just let my kid be a kid."

And a second typed: "I understand the concept of this but I also don't agree with it because, at 7-years-old, you shouldn't be worried about bills. When they get older, absolutely."


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