FIRED: Kids need to finish each Pay Period without getting Fired and earn the Incentive Bonuses making them eligible for the Employee of the Month.
HIRED: Kids apply to the rolling Job board for Hire, get rewarded upon completion and get paid out on Payday.
Kids do their best to follow the Family Values and Expectations you‘ve set together. If your Kid is caught NOT following a Value or an Expectation by you, they're given a warning X. After a certain amount of warning X's the Kid get's Fired. (Option to remove an X if the Kid corrects X immediately)
If the Kid can go the entire Pay Period without getting Fired they will receive a NOT FIRED Bonus.
If all Siblings can go the entire Pay Period without getting Fired they will each receive a TEAMWORK Bonus.
If your Kid does get Fired they are NOT entitled to the above Incentive Bonuses and a consequence that you set together at your last Team Meeting will activate.
Set your recurring Family Team Meeting day and stick to it!
Stop giving your Kids money for their wants and stop buying their wants. Instead teach your Kids to EARN their wants.
Start playing with a Probationary Period (testing) in mind so everyone can get used to things...before getting Fired.
Kids apply to the rolling Job board created by you and get rewarded upon completion (no assigning chores by parents in this game)!
Kids follow the family values and expectations set, trying not to get Fired.
Parents issue warning X's when a family value/expectation is missed and can potentially Fire their Kid. Parents can remove warning X's if corrected by Kid immediately.
Parents RECOGNIZE their Kids with Messages along the way!
Kids get Paid out on Pay Day by Parent!
If you have purchased the HFK App from Apple or Google you can set up Family Sharing and get the App for Free on other Family Members devices.
Apple - family sharing
Google - family library
Use Web App Version instead by opening any browser and type - app.hireandfireyourkids.com to login
What are your own family values? e.g. Be Kind, Respectful, Stay Positive etc.
Use our template/default or customize with your own Expectations. These are behavioural, hygiene, manners expectations your family must follow at all times, and can include some "must-do" chores. (Expectations are what can get you FIRED!)
At the end of the pay period if ALL Kids stay NOT FIRED then...
Parent(s) chooses Employee Of The Month and considers:
Your Own EOTM receives:
HFK EOTM Contest:
Parent(s) submit Kid to our contest for a chance to win prizes and extra recognition.
o Must stay HIRED.
o Overall values, participation, effort and teamwork.
Take a look at our suggested Kids Kash payout but feel free to establish your own for what works in your Family.
Take the time and invest in teaching your Kids. Everyone will need some practice to adjust, so we highly recommend a probationary period to set you all up for success!
While the Kids are getting used to things, it's helpful to snap photo evidence of something you come across that is "X worthy". Send a message to them as a friendly reminder and watch how fast they take action to resolve!
Review things like:
We used our BEFORE video along with our original Team Meeting presentation to launch HFK in our home. Included below is also a progress video of one month AFTER.
There was already improvement after just one month! But as you see there was still more room to improve. It does take time for the Kids to get used to things but if you stay with it for just a little while longer the payoff is soooo worth it!!
While the Kids are getting used to the game it's fun to snap photos of their dishes not put away, or their laundry on the floor. You can send it to them as a reminder without "nagging" a single word!
Learn more about our recommended Probationary Period and other recommendations in our Ready To Play section.
Everything you see on our site and in the app can be customized!
We set guidelines that can be changed to suit your family.
Rather track weekly? Go for it! Change the $$ amounts or anything else you feel will set your family up for success!