They have a daily chore list which they are expected to do, and for which they DO NOT get paid. They have to do things above and beyond the daily expectations of making their beds & picking up their toys to earn money. And they are frequently given the opportunity to go to work with my husband, who does construction work, to earn money. They can also earn a dollar for reading an entire chapter book, as we stress academics around here as well. We are not perfect parents, but we do know that we cannot stand most of the kids who come around our house because of their entitlement attitudes!