Influencer Moms Rules: Charges Kids $100 Rent, Allows Cursing at 13 & Must Call Her ‘Ma’am

Parenting styles have evolved, each generation bringing its own rules and values.

A recent revelation by a mother has sparked a debate on the internet, highlighting the unique and sometimes controversial methods parents employ in raising their children.

The Rules That Raised Eyebrows

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A mother shared her list of “Dos and Don’ts” for her children, which has left many divided. Her parenting approach is undeniably distinct. She allows her children to use curse words from 13, but with a catch.

She puts it, “In my house at the age of 13 you’re allowed to cuss as long as you use it in the proper context and you do not disrespect adults.”

One of the standout rules is the requirement for her children to address her as ‘Ma’am’. While some might see this as a sign of respect, others argue that it creates an unnecessary distance between parent and child.

Another rule that stands out is her morning routine. She is a self-proclaimed coffee lover has a strict rule that her children cannot interact with her until she’s had her first cup.

She recalls, “When my kids were little… none of them were allowed to bother me, talk to me, touch me, nothing, until after I had my first cup of coffee. And yes, they followed that rule.”

Financial Responsibility at a Young Age

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Perhaps the most debated rule is her approach to teaching financial responsibility. By 16, she expects her children to find employment, pass their driving tests, and begin paying a monthly rent of $100.

This amount increases to $250 once they turn 18. However, there’s a twist. She doesn’t spend this money. Instead, she saves it for her children, ensuring they have a substantial amount saved up when they decide to move out.

She explains, “I will save it until whatever point they decide that they want to move out, I’ll return all the rent they’ve paid to me over the months or over the years and they’ll have a nice nest egg to start.”

The Internet Reacts

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As with any controversial topic, the internet had a lot to say. The mother’s rules were met with a mix of support and criticism. Some praised her for instilling discipline and responsibility in her children, while others felt that some of the rules were too harsh.

One user commented, “Calling your mother ‘Ma’am’ feels too formal. It’s like treating your family as strangers.”

Another added, “Paying rent at 16? I was still figuring out my life at that age. This seems too much.”

However, some supported the mother’s approach. “I wish my parents had taught me about financial responsibility at a younger age. It would have saved me a lot of trouble,” said one user.

Another mentioned, “Respect is earned, and if the mother wants to be addressed as ‘Ma’am’, I see no issue with it.”

The Bigger Picture

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While the mother’s rules might seem unconventional to many, they bring to light the broader topic of parenting styles and how they impact children.

Every parent has their own beliefs and methods for raising their children. What works for one family might not work for another.

It’s essential to remember that every child is different, and what might benefit one might not be for another. The key is to find a balance and ensure that the child’s well-being is always the top priority.

What’s your take on this? Is her method too stringent, or is it a practical approach to preparing her children for adulthood?

The Ongoing Debate Between Women’s Education and Cultural Norms

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In a world where family ties are considered sacred, what happens when those very ties are tested by financial decisions?

This is the story of a young woman who found herself at the crossroads of culture and personal rights.

9 Unforgettable Quirks of Boomer Household Traditions

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Growing up with Boomer parents often meant living in a home filled with peculiar traditions and unspoken rules.

From living rooms that felt more like museums to decorative soaps that never saw a drop of water, these household quirks were a testament to the Boomer generation’s unique blend of practicality and preservation.

Let’s take a nostalgic journey through some of these untouched treasures that many of us remember all too well.

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Martha A. Lavallie
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