This Mom’s Response to Her Kids Wanting a Cell Phone is Genius
By CBC Parents Staff
Photo © Shaketha Marion McGregor/Facebook
Aug 16, 2019
When kids are little, they have no real concept of money.
So, you try to tell the little ones that mommy or daddy can’t afford it right now, or “maybe for your birthday” and hope to teach them small money lessons to get them going into young adulthood.
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For example, you might say, “money doesn’t grow on trees” or “get a job.”
Which is exactly what Shaketha Marion McGregor said to her kids.
In a post on Facebook that has blown up — because it’s hilarious — McGregor 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 hiring event! �� If you want it, work for it, earn it! And yes, I also have an in home credit union lol #ThisMomMeansBusiness #IWonderWhoWillGetFiredFirst”
This mom — who means business — held an open job fair for positions like “Kitchen Manager,” “Lead Housekeeper” and “Laundry Supervisor.”
Interviews were held in “mom’s room” and her kids had to fill out applications if they wanted a job. Adorable.
Her business is called “This Mom Means Business Inc.” and in addition to having several unique job opportunities for her kids, she also has her own credit union.
It is — of course — called Mom’s Credit Union and its intention is to “let Mom start you off with a line of credit to help build your allowance as well as character!”
And if that’s not just the most adorable thing.
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Parents were on board to the tune of more than 30,000 comments and 112,000 shares on Facebook.
One dad even wanted to start a rival “company.”
Some parents loved the idea of teaching kids about earning money at a young age.
Basically, it gave parents a new way to think about what to do when their kids asked for things that required money.
How do you teach your kids responsibility? Is money a topic of conversation you freely discuss?