Washable Microfiber Flat Mop Brand Comments On Mom Making Kid Mop Laminate Floor

A Reddit mom of a 6-year-old has been scolded for making her child mop the house as a punishment for bad behavior. Many have voiced their opinions, including a microfiber mop brand.

A Reddit mother of a 6-year-old has been scolded by her family for making her child mop the house as a punishment for bad behavior. The family members are calling it abuse and have threatened to call CPS. Brian from Temples Pride, the creator of the Dredge microfiber flat mop kit commented on the matter, “Although we do not believe in nor condone child labor, it has been proven that giving children chores at an early age instills discipline and responsibility early in life which carries over into adulthood. Also, from our research, mopping in particular seems to be a favorite among children who are given chores. Their parents reported that they really enjoyed the process and thought it was fun. They also felt proud and loved admiring their hard work when done”.

The mom of the 6-year-old went on to explain that her son had just returned from a visit with his dad and had brought back a new view regarding chores around the house. The little boy, Ron, said that his Dad told him that any and all chores were the job of his mom and that he didn’t have to do any. When Ron did not get his way with mom, he retaliated by throwing garbage on the floor and rubbing food into the carpet. Mom then retaliated with what she thought was the appropriate punishment.

Other Reddit users support her in their comments. MonsoonMermaid described how she felt by saying that her dad would have made her clean the house top to bottom with a toothbrush with Marine precision every day for a month if she had done that. She went on to say that she would have deserved it because even at 6 she knew not to disrespect her mother like that. MonsoonMermaid finished off by saying that even though some people thought it was a little too tough for the boy’s age, they also needed to remember that the mom did help with the large things, plus, all of this was just a one-off punishment for one day.

Towards the end of the conversation, a CPS worker stepped in and voiced her opinion on the matter. “This is not something that would be investigated. If it was reported the child does every chore in the home all the time, not as a one-time punishment, then it might get assigned for investigation of neglect. But nothing in the story you have told constitutes any kind of abuse or neglect. This definitely sounds like more of a you and your ex problem than a you and your son problem. Your ex is disrespecting the rules of your home and encouraging your child to break rules and disrespect his other parent.”

Brian from Temples Pride finished off by saying, “For parents that do encourage their children mop the floor, we believe they should at least provide them with the best tool for the job. For example, a proper microfiber flat mop. These mops do away with the heavy bucket and the right ones have fully adjustable handles which is vital. It’s very important the handle be at the correct height, especially for a growing child. It has been proven that mopping without the handle being set to the user’s height, (between chin & shoulders) can cause injury.”

Temples Pride was founded in 2015 with a mission to provide an environmentally friendly & effective microfiber floor mopping system. To further support their mission, they are also dedicated to reducing their environmental impact by helping to protect critical forest habitat. For every mop that they sell, they plant 1 tree.

More information about Temples Pride and the Dredge microfiber mop is available on their website.


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