Mom shows tough love when daughter doesn't clean her room

Apr 25, 2018
05:14 A.M.
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A woman took a surprisingly refreshing approach to discipline her teenage daughters who failed to keep her room tidy.


Alice Velasquez adopted a unique technique to make her teenage daughters realize the importance of cleaning their room.

According to SimpleMost, instead of screaming and scolding her daughters until they obliged, Velasquez decided to pack up all the items in their room in a plastic bag. She then sold those items back to her daughters at $25 a bag.

Velasquez explained that her daughters now had to do the chores to earn the money, which would get them the plastic bags that had their personal belongings.


After adopting this surprising method of teaching her children discipline, Velasquez took to Facebook to share her story. She wrote about how she decided to take action when her words failed to make her daughters comply the rules.

As most mothers related to Velasquez's story, her creative methods were largely appreciated over social media. Her Facebook post received many likes and comments and was shared over 12,000 times on the internet.

'What do you do when you are DONE telling your teenage daughters to stop letting their room look like homeless people live there?' her Facebook post read. 'You put everything (YES, EVERYTHING) into plastic bags and you sell it back to them for $25 a bag (and they have to earn the money doing chores).”


Velasquez also mentioned in her post that while packing the bags, she had collected her daughters' items at random. That way, there was no way to tell which bag contained what kind of item.

So a particular bag that her daughters would buy back may have contained their dirty laundry or their much-required soccer gear.

From the sheer amount of positive comments received on Velasquez's Facebook post, it was clear that most parents had taken some important lessons from her unique method.