We decided to start teaching the kids about money and how to earn it. But instead of teaching the concept right off with real money, we started a marble jar. Every time they do something good or helpful they get to add a marble to the jar (earn money). When they do something bad, a marble gets taken out of the jar (pay a fine). When the jar is full they get to pick out a toy at the store. On Friday morning the jar was full, something which has taken over a month to accomplish. Ethan picked out two new Transformers and Hailey got a new Barbie. We will do one more round of marbles and then switch to coins. This new incentive program has been cause for some good behavior!