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BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: A father and daughter walk in the city center on July 17, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The German government recently passed a new law that will guarantee every child between 1 and 3 years old a spot in a child day care center (in German: a Kita, or Kindertagesstaette) starting August 1, 2013. Critics charge the law is based on faulty numbers and that both a shortage of facilities and nursery-school teachers will make the law impossible to implement. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

This mom shared how she takes back part of her daughter’s allowance for rent and board in viral Facebook post.

Everyone parents differently and this mom is no exception. Essence Evans gives her daughter seven dollars for doing chores and then takes five of it back. “Every week she gets $7 dollars in allowance. But I explained to her that in the real world most people spend most of their paycheck on bills with little to spend on themselves,” Evan writes. “So I make her give me $5 dollars back: $1 for rent, $1 for water, $1 for electricity, $1 for cable, and $1 for food.”

Evan lets her daughter keep the other two dollars to do whatever she pleases with it. The five dollars that she collects isn’t going to the bills, Essence puts the money into a savings account for her daughter that she plans to give back to her when shes eighteen.

Not everyone thinks that Evan is doing a good thing for her daughter. Some people say that kids shouldn’t be made to feel like they have to pay for their life they didn’t ask to be born into. Others also feel like this little girl is too young to understand the lesson. But others applaud Evans for her clever idea that teaches her daughter about money at such a young age.


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