Felicia posted a video on TikTok explaining what she calls her “parenting hack” and it’s gone viral with more than 6.6-million views. “Every week my daughter has a list of chores,” she says in the clip. “If those chores are completed on a daily basis, she will get $7 at the end of the week.”
The mom goes on to explain that her kid doesn’t get to spend that money any way she chooses. She has to fork over $1 each for food, water, electricity, Internet and rent and she gets to spend the other $2 or save it. But her mom says she’s also putting the weekly $5 into a savings account she’ll be able to access when she turns 18.
Felicia says she only makes her child do “age-appropriate” chores like vacuuming, making her bed and taking out the trash and she changes up the list of tasks every week.
She has been getting some blowback. "Whoopdie do you're saving $5 a week for your 7 year old. In 10 years she'll have 2500 bucks and in the 2030's that should get her a great dinner".
Another comment “You’re supposed to provide for your children. When they hit double digits you can start adulting training".