WHAT entitlement? Lol. No, seriously. My kids are far from perfect, but its hard to be entitled when you work hard for what you have or you dont have it. I think it helped my kids do better in life. Bart has a great job. And all the bells and whistles and he earned his house, his huge screen TV, his many new cars, everything. Dad IS helping his pay court costs to lawyer in custody fight, which he is on track to win, and barts kid has a fantasy land of upscale gadgets and expensive clothes, at least at barts house. I keep my opinions to myself and hope Junior does not become entitled by this. Princess paid for college and her house. Even Sonic pays for.his own stuff. Jumper is the most spoiled and we did buy her a very old car and some other things, but she is putting herself through school and is very on track to becoming a cop in a bit over a year. Because her job will be in public service, the state forgives the loan after she works a certain amount of years. I.have no doubt ever single parent here gave all they had out of extreme love and the hope of giving a beloved child a better chance at life. In fact im surprised that im the only one who didnt or couldnt. But we all did our very best. It is my experiences only, growing up in a wealthy suburb, where I saw the pitfalls of kids who had too much. And, if course, some took advantage of it too. I just personally believe that you grow up with a better work ethic and more self esteem if you do thing's: yourself. I could be wrong too. One thing I know is that it didnt cost me any love points from my kids that they had to work for what they have. Not a slacker in the bunch. Problems? Of course. But not one of them refused to work or did not work hard. So im glad I didn't have money to hand them I probably would have done the same. But I couldnt so the kids are a bit different. Part of not having extra money was my decision to be a stay at home mom, except for part time jobs when Dad was home. The kids liked me at home and I liked being there. They just had an old fashion upbringing. Not saying .this would work for others, but it did work for our family, although we were far from problem free. All of you know this...lol.