Mom makes 18-year-old daughter sign contract in order to live at home, divides social media

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By stefan armitage

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A mom has divided social media users after revealing that she made her 18-year-old daughter sign a lease in order to continue living at home.

Taking to TikTok to share a video of her teen daughter signing her new contract, the unnamed Oklahoma mom wrote in overlay text: "When your 18-year-old decides to stay at home."

She then captioned the post with various hashtags, including "#leaseagreement", "#setupforsuccess", and "#myhousemyrules".

In a later video, the mom revealed that her daughter has agreed to pay $100 per month, which she explains is for "utilities, room, food and everything else". She added: "That is the only bill that she pays - she doesn't have a car payment, she doesn't pay insurance or [for a] cell phone."

Check out the mom's video below:

However, after amassing more than 1.6 million views on the platform, it's safe to say that other TikTok users were divided over the mom giving her daughter such a formal contract.

One supporter commented: "Hear is the thing. As my mom would say 'I won’t be here forever, so I need to teach you how to take care of yourself now.'"

A second wrote: "Love this! Teaches responsibilities while still having a safety net to fall back on if needed! Good job mamma!"

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However, one critic wrote: "my parents did this and we no longer talk! so good luck I guess".

Another TikTok user added: "I could understand after college or something but fresh out of high school I would just leave and never talk to my mom again."

"No way. My parenting and support doesn’t stop at 18. As long as they are in school or working, they can stay with us. Love isn’t with condition," added another.

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In a follow-up video addressing her critics, the mom explains that she became a single parent at the age of 16 and living on her own.

"My parents did not set me up for success, so I had to fight for every single thing that I have," she says. "And I don't want my children to have to do that. So everything that I do prepares them for the real world."

She then says: "First thing is, when you move out in our area, you have to have some sort of renter history showing that you can pay bills on time and that you're a good renter [...] so I did make a legal lease agreement with my daughter."

Additionally, her daughter has the right to move out whenever she wants, but the mom admits that "in this economy, it would be a lot harder for her if she did move out."

The mom adds that the daughter in the video has three older siblings - all of which have moved out, got places of their own, and are all doing really well.

Let us know your thoughts on this mom's contract in the comments section.

Featured image credit: Antonio Guillem Fernández / Alamy

Mom makes 18-year-old daughter sign contract in order to live at home, divides social media

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

A mom has divided social media users after revealing that she made her 18-year-old daughter sign a lease in order to continue living at home.

Taking to TikTok to share a video of her teen daughter signing her new contract, the unnamed Oklahoma mom wrote in overlay text: "When your 18-year-old decides to stay at home."

She then captioned the post with various hashtags, including "#leaseagreement", "#setupforsuccess", and "#myhousemyrules".

In a later video, the mom revealed that her daughter has agreed to pay $100 per month, which she explains is for "utilities, room, food and everything else". She added: "That is the only bill that she pays - she doesn't have a car payment, she doesn't pay insurance or [for a] cell phone."

Check out the mom's video below:

However, after amassing more than 1.6 million views on the platform, it's safe to say that other TikTok users were divided over the mom giving her daughter such a formal contract.

One supporter commented: "Hear is the thing. As my mom would say 'I won’t be here forever, so I need to teach you how to take care of yourself now.'"

A second wrote: "Love this! Teaches responsibilities while still having a safety net to fall back on if needed! Good job mamma!"

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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok

However, one critic wrote: "my parents did this and we no longer talk! so good luck I guess".

Another TikTok user added: "I could understand after college or something but fresh out of high school I would just leave and never talk to my mom again."

"No way. My parenting and support doesn’t stop at 18. As long as they are in school or working, they can stay with us. Love isn’t with condition," added another.

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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok

In a follow-up video addressing her critics, the mom explains that she became a single parent at the age of 16 and living on her own.

"My parents did not set me up for success, so I had to fight for every single thing that I have," she says. "And I don't want my children to have to do that. So everything that I do prepares them for the real world."

She then says: "First thing is, when you move out in our area, you have to have some sort of renter history showing that you can pay bills on time and that you're a good renter [...] so I did make a legal lease agreement with my daughter."

Additionally, her daughter has the right to move out whenever she wants, but the mom admits that "in this economy, it would be a lot harder for her if she did move out."

The mom adds that the daughter in the video has three older siblings - all of which have moved out, got places of their own, and are all doing really well.

Let us know your thoughts on this mom's contract in the comments section.

Featured image credit: Antonio Guillem Fernández / Alamy