A MUM has come up with a clever reward box system with hopes it'll motivate her kids to help around the house.

Natalie Swain shared the box online which includes prizes such as "staying up late" for her eight and 12-year old if they "completed their chores"or "didn't argue".

The rewards are a mix of budget-friendly toys and vouchers, including the option to stay up an extra hour past bedtime, with the mum-of-two admitting that's what her kids wanted.

She posted in the FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS Facebook group and said it was that very group which gave her the idea after someone else had posted something similar.

She wrote: "I took this idea from a post in this group a little while ago. My kids are 8 and 12 and have helped choose the prizes.

"I have included a few examples of what's in the box, some had to be vouchers because a lot of what they wanted was to stay up late or robux.

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"I'm really hoping it helps motivate them. Thank you for the idea!"

Other parents were pretty impressed by the idea, with one writing: "Love it.. Great idea for the young kids.. My 8& 10 Yr old wood love this."

Meanwhile, another shared: "I've done this with mine, created a box of £1 treats they'll love as a reward. My five year old is delighted with her yo yo today!"

And a third added: "Such a good idea!"

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