Dad Wants To Motivate Daughter To Lose Weight By Paying Her To Go To Gym
How far would you go to motivate your child to lose weight and lead a more healthy life style? For one dad, the answer is giving his daughter money… to goto the gym. According to CafeMom. the dad shared on Reddit that he’s been “increasingly worried” about his 22-year-old daughter’s weight gain, insisting it’s not an “aesthetic issue,” and that he has “genuine concerns about her health.” His daughter is currently in a graduate program and like most students, wishes she had a little more pocket money.
That’s when he thought of the idea that might motivate her – he’d pay her $15 an hour for every hour that she goes to the gym, hoping it would encourage her to work out more, and prompt her to adopt some healthy eating. His wife was not down with the idea and thought it was “disgusting.”
Some folks didn’t see anything wrong with it, with one person noting “It’s nice that you’re so supportive and invested in your child.” But others were horrified by the dad’s suggestion, many noting it could damage the father/daughter relationship. “Please please please please don’t do this,” one person pleaded. “My mum has spent the last 10 years of my life trying to control my weight with bribes, with paying for a personal trainer, with all sorts. All it did was push a wedge between us.”