Sometimes a parent's desire to teach their kid a lesson can go way overboard.
One dad is planning on ransacking his daughter's baby-sitting money to teach her a lesson about fiscal responsibility, and he's asked Reddit if this would be a good idea or not. Pretty much everyone agrees it wouldn't be the best move.
The dad says he lives with his wife and two kids, ages 12 and 10. His 12-year- old recently started baby-sitting and makes $5 an hour. Says the dad:
I thought it would be a good exercise to teach her about taxes and fiscal responsibility if I charged her $1 for every $5 she earns. I pay for everything for her - her education, food, clothes, extracurricular activities, etc. This isn't about her paying me back though, it's just to teach her a general life lesson. She has no real need for the money anyways, maybe once in a blue moon she'll go to a movie with her friends or get some lunch for example.