Founder, Jody Swain chats about Hire and Fire your Kids and the vision.
"4 weeks in and my girls are still excited about doing chores. And it’s little to no work on my part! I went with the suggested wages even though I thought they were high, but it’s cheaper than a housekeeper and it’s enough to motivate the kids. WIth this app, I feel like a super dad!" - Aaron
Aaron's daughters say:
Josie: It makes me rich!! Tells me how much I’ve made in total on HFK. I like the checklist feature because I know what I need to do. I like the look of the icons and how many there are.
Hallie: It encourages us to help in the family. Says the salary before you apply for a job. Erica: I like that I can get money from it.
“Our first Employee of the Month in our family was Emily. She is 7 years old and she put in so much effort with her chores and not fighting with her siblings. She has done well with cleaning her room and making sure she asks to use her electronics before she goes on them. We also have separate criteria for each child - just little things that they individually have to work on. For Emily, we really wanted her to use her manners more as she often forgets. We are really proud of her and the effort she has put in with making sure she says please whenever she asks for something. Keep it up Emily, we are so proud of you! “ - Emily's mom
I stumbled upon the Hire and Fire Your Kids app at a point in Covid-life where our household felt like it was spiraling out of control. My kids, ages 8 and 11, hadn’t set foot in a school in five months; we had lost all semblance of routine and structure; and my house was constantly littered with dishes, toys and clothing because we were hardly ever leaving it...
Enter Hire and Fire Your Kids (HFK), an app that motivates kids to do chores and meet behavior expectations through “recognition, reward and consequence.” In short, kids earn money for doing chores and following household rules and values. After showing them the app, my kids were excited about earning money in a way that felt fun, and I was excited to stop yelling at them to clean up or be nice to each other. We dove in.....
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