18/06/2012 09:03 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

David Beckham Reveals His Kids Have To Do Chores For Pocket Money

David Beckham makes his boys do chores in return for pocket money PA

As a survey finds a whopping quarter of kids do absolutely no chores around the house, father-of-four David Beckham has gone on the record to say HIS youngsters are expected to help out for their pocket money.

Speaking to Newsround, Becks said that 'without a doubt' his sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, and Cruz, seven, have to earn their pocket money by doing stuff around the house.

"They have their chores," he said, "Putting their plates in the dishwasher, making their beds in the morning. If they don't do it, they don't get their pocket money!"

Hardline Becks also revealed that Victoria is the strict one - to a point: "After that I kind of take over," he laughs, adding: "We are both pretty strict. We were brought up like that."

Becks' comments on his kids helping around the house flies somewhat in the face of a poll this morning which found that the few kids who do agree to help with domestic chores will often only do so if there is something in it for them, with nearly two-thirds receiving cash, sweets or extra time playing outside with friends.

The mums and dads who participated in the research said they did many more household chores when they were growing up, and typically spent four hours a week cleaning and tidying to help out around the house.

Today's cosseted youngsters are said to spend just two hours a week, leaving 68 per cent of parents wishing they would pull their weight a bit more!

Perhaps more dads need to be like Becks, then...

What do you think? Do your kids have to help around the house?

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