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A shift to modern bribes for our children?

How do you punish or reward your children for doing their fair share of house work?


A father has revealed his method of discipline on social media, and uses a modern twist: technology.

The user, known as labuzan, has threatened to cut off his children’s internet access and mobile phone data if they don’t clear up after themselves.

Written in the theme of Liam Neeson’s Hollywood blockbuster, Taken, the father stuck a note in the kitchen for them to see.

He deemed them ‘slobs’, as they do not clean up their ‘kitchen mess’.

In the note, which featured a photo of the actor, he wrote:

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for a maid to clear up for you, I can tell you I don’t do that.

“But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long lifetime. Skills that make me an expert in home WiFi systems and cellular data plans.

“If you clean up your own kitchen mess that will be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you.

“But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you and I will disconnect you.”

The post on Reddit encouraged over 3,500 responses and has been shared across other social media platforms.

However, one user questioned the father’s parenting skills and asked whether he was to blame for the children becoming disobedient.

Although, the dad was quick to explain that he is proud of his children in every other aspect of their lives.

With a rise in the number of children online, perhaps shifting towards more modern forms of rewards or punishments is a more effective way to initiate a reaction from them.

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