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Mom Admits to Charging Her 5 Year-Old Rent but Her Reasoning Seems Pretty Legit

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Should a child learn about the real world so young?

Single mom Essence Evans has caused an uproar with a single Facebook post. In the now-deleted post, she explained that she is already working to teach her daughter about how expensive living can be. In her Jan. 14 post, she explained that she makes her five-year-old daughter pay five dollars of rent and utilities out of her seven weekly dollar allowance.

“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 dollars back. $1 for rent, $1 for water, $1 for electricity, $1 for cable, and $1 for food. The other $2 she gets to save or do what she wants with,” the mother explained.

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