ANIMALS
FUNNY
INSPIRING
LIFESTYLE
NEWS
PARENTING
RELATIONSHIPS
SCIENCE AND NATURE
WHOLESOME
WORK
Contact Us Privacy Policy Cookie Policy
© GOOD Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved.

People are divided over this mom's controversial list of parenting rules for her kids

'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,' the mom explained.

People are divided over this mom's controversial list of parenting rules for her kids
Cover Image Source: Instagram/ @tru_n8v

A person's parenting style very much depends on how they were brought up and the different experiences they faced and lived while growing up. Couples come up with diverse parenting rules that work for them as a family and what they believe in. That is why one family might be overly strict about something while another might be cool about it. A TikTok user, Fawna (@tru_n84), experienced the internet's ire when she shared a list of controversial rules she has for her kids. Fawna was responding to another video by TikTok user, @kathleen.jeningan, in which she asked, “What’s a parenting rule that you have that some people might not agree with?”



 

“OK I might lose some followers and probably get some hate, but you know it is what it is. 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. And yes, you will say ma’am and you will say sir and you will be respectful,” she said in the since-deleted video, reported GOD.

She said that as per her morning routine, her children are not allowed to disturb her until she has had her morning coffee. “When my kids were little, I would get their breakfast ready in the morning, and yes, they would be taken care of, they were f--king fine, happy and healthy, but 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,” Fawna explained.

Image Source: Pexels/ Photo by Pixabay
Image Source: Pexels/ Photo by Pixabay

However, the rule that people on the internet found most controversial was this: In their house, as soon as a child turns 16, they are supposed to get a job, pass their driver’s license exam and pay her a rent of $100. When they turn 18, they have to pay a rent of $250.

Fawna clarified that the money she is charging is not exactly rent and is an investment “nest egg” for each child. When they move out, she’ll give them that money and it will help them to start off their lives. “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,” she said.

Image Source: TikTok/ @tru_n8v
Image Source: TikTok/ @tru_n8v

Many in the comments section stated that as a parent, it is her duty to provide for her children. Fawna responded to social media users in another video, “It's not my job to save money for my children. It is not my job to give my child an estate when they move out. It is my job to make sure that my child knows how to cook, how to clean, how to drive, how to mow and how to use knives. It is pretty much my job to teach them everything. I should teach my child what a work ethic is and what a value of a dollar is. It is my job to teach them how to manage their money and time."

Also, the mother said many parents are fine with their children working at 18, what difference does two years make? "My kids' case they will already know work and have work ethic. That’s what life is and I'm not hiding that from them," she added.

Image Source: TikTok/ @tru_n8v
Image Source: TikTok/ @tru_n8v

More Stories on Upworthy