Most parents wish their kids would spend less time goofing around on the internet, but would you pay your child $200 to quit Facebook?
Rachel Baier, 14, made just such a deal with her father, Paul. Dad said that if Rachel could stay away from Facebook for five months, he would give her $200,
he has given her dad her Facebook password, which he has since changed to keep her from logging on.
So why did Paul Baier offer his daughter $200 to quit Facebook? Well, it turns out it was Rachel’s idea in the first place.
“She mostly wanted and needed the money as she has been frustrated by not finding babysitting jobs. She is an honors student but she says Facebook can be distracting.”
Paul says Rachel initially wanted $70, but then decided to see if she could get her dad to sweeten the pot.
“When she realized it would be for five months and she wanted an amount that would really excite her,” Paul explained.
Paul hopes his daughter can be a trend-setter.