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With 4 offers from the hit TV series Dragons’ Den and reaching #1 in the Lifestyle section of the app store, the HIRE AND FIRE YOUR KIDS app is a parenting method families are craving. It’s a unique mobile app helping families manage behaviors, chores and allowance while preparing kids with valuable life skills. By giving our Kids the opportunity to be contributing members of a team through daily jobs and expectations, research suggests we're preparing them to be successful individuals in the real world. Our game-like system at HIRE AND FIRE YOUR KIDS is a fun and effective way to achieve this.
Incorporated: September 2018
HQ Location: Whitby, Canada
Team Size: 3
Fundraising Status: Seeking Investment
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Our app is unique with it’s gamified method of ‘hire and fire’ while keeping house rules in check, the home clean, tracking allowance for kids and teaching kids the value of a dollar. Parents post jobs around the house and kids learn to take initiative by applying and completing those jobs to earn cash allowance or rewards. Family expectations or rules are set and kids learn that their behavior has consequences, including being fired from extra bonus rewards.
Our app is a fun way to step into the digital age to help recognize kids, teach them about hard work and accountability, learn financial literacy and other valuable life skills that prepare them for the real world. All while simultaneously giving parents a more peaceful and tidy home.
Built-in notifications and reminders to help stay on track
Built-in talk to text messaging
Recognition messages and reminders for parents
Track progress and allowance/rewards earned
Customizable Pay Day schedule, set up, reward values, and more
Kid friendly avatars for profile picture
Photo functionality within the app
What Sets Us Apart
Not just a chore app.
Parents don't assign the chores.
Empowering kids with choice & initiative.
Combining responsibility and learning of life skills, including financial literacy.
Recognizing our kids more
Kids are begging to play and do chores!
No subscription fees
Game-like feel (pretend play)
Kids WANT to play
The company was founded by Jody, a mom of a blended family who was stressed out and fed up with having to clean up after her kids and battle behaviors. She created a game of ‘hire and fire’ for the home that mimicked her work experience in successfully managing employees for over 18 years. When Jody saw the success her system had in her home, she began sharing it with friends and family. With their overwhelming success stories and encouraging feedback, HIRE AND FIRE YOUR KIDS became a small business in 2015. The initial paper version was available for free on the website while the big dream of turning into a mobile app was underway.
Since then the app has been featured on a multitude of media outlets and is on it’s 9th version release while it continues to grow and improve based on customer and community feedback. This idea went from a personal family fix to a world wide parenting solution for thousands of families across the globe.
1. Jody, have you seriously created something that works to stop whining and fighting in the home?
2. Why did you create the game/app – Hire and Fire Your Kids?
3. How does the game change behaviours?
4. Can you explain what hiring and firing looks like for a family?
5. Who picks the jobs?
6. Can the children use this to keep parents accountable as well?
7. Just like work – you have bonuses and even Employee of the month….how does that work?
8. I hear wives have been asking you for a husband version – is that true?
9. Is there anything else you’d like to share?
10. How can they get started playing for free?
*** BONUS – Jody can discuss pitching the Dragons on Dragon’s Den this season
Short intro video showing basic functionality.