A mother has been blasted by parents around the globe for making her 5-year-old pay rent.
Essence Evans posted to Facebook that she not only makes her daughter pay rent, but charges her for water, electricity, television and food.
"I make my 5-year-old pay rent," Essence started her post.
"Every week she gets $7 in allowance," she wrote.
"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. So I make her give me $5 back. $1 for rent $1 for water $1 for electricity $1 for cable and $1 for food."
However, the mother then defended her strategy, saying she's helping set her daughter up for her future.
"The other $2 she gets to save or do what she wants with. Now, what she doesn't know is the $5 is actually going away in her savings account, which I will give back to her when she turns 18.
"So if she decides to move out on her own she will have $3380 to start off. This strategy not only prepares your child for the real world. But when they see how much real bills are they will appreciate you for giving them a huge discount."