They don't get paid at all? Then why do it, I wonder??
A lot of the families do seem to have kids they want to push into show biz, though. (Gemz, anyone?)
For the "bear" family, I think it was the chance to do something unusual. As a family. It's real sad about the bear dad and I hope he is OK now!
He will have a lot of love & support as he recovers, that's for sure!