I don't know what book you are referring to (but I am now terribly curious). Have you heard of Clark Howard? He has a book called Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids. I know he has sort of a "salary" concept and he has strategies to teach kids about long-term savings, short-term savings, and reasonable spending. Good luck.
Cheryl, loving wife to a wonderfully goofy man, mama to Jonah and Remi, just trying to get out of this with my sanity and a decent looking hairdo