A lot of us probably misbehaved as kids and our parents had to deal with us the best ways they knew how. However, this mother definitely figured out the right approach to her misbehaving 13-year-old in a genius letter outlining the bills he would have to pay if he wants more “independence.”

Her letter details how much it costs to the run the house and told her son that if he wanted to be independent, he could start doing more adult things like paying rent, utilites and preparing his own food. She also said that unless he wanted to start doing things like cleaning his room and taking out the trash (aka chores), he would have to start paying a “maid fee.”

At the end of the letter, she even offered her son an amazing out. However, we still don’t know if her son chose to follow her rules or decided to learn independence the hard way.