Felicia Farley bills her seven-year-old’s rent and does all of her housework. Photo / TikTok
A controversial mother has felt the wrath of parents around the world after revealing she insisted her 7-year-old pay rent and perform a wide range of chores.
Felicia Farley puts her young daughter to work every day to earn money, receiving a small sum at the end of the week – the rest being paid back to Mom to pay her “rent” and living expenses.
Bragging about TikTok, Farley says she has the ultimate parenting hack to “teach kids about money.”
“Each week my daughter has a to-do list. If these tasks are done daily, she will receive $ 7 at the end of the week.”
“In total, she pays $ 5 for the bills, which leaves her with $ 2 which she can then keep and save or spend.”
But it was also the list of “age-appropriate tasks” that left other parents in awe.
The list includes cleaning the toilet and says 3-year-olds should fill the laundry basket.
Farley says it teaches her daughter to contribute to household funds like “food, water, electricity and rent.”
The US-based mum’s move sparked an uproar online saying kids shouldn’t be forced to learn and perform these tasks at such a young age.
“I didn’t do these things when I was 12!” we wrote.
Another added: “She’s not an adult, she’s a child. Pay your own bills!”
A third asked, “Okay, but what if she doesn’t do the chores?” You just don’t feed her?
Farley responded by saying that she would never be without food and that the money she collected went to a savings account.
“Of course, I’m not denying her food or anything… the money goes into a savings account that she’ll have access to when she is 18… and she can learn that she’s earned it all. money all alone!
“It’s not about bills. I’m trying to give it a foundation that I never had.”