I was reading yesterday about a New Jersey teenager who is suing her parents for back-support. It seems that she no longer wanted to live under their rules, so she left home and moved into a friend’s house. She says that her parents cut her off financially and emotionally when she turned eighteen because she refused to live by their rules in their house. The case is going to court this week.
I’m sorry…..is the whole world going crazy?
There are no claims of abuse here; the teen is simply saying that her parents were being unfair and she is entitled to a court settlement that will pay for her college and for room and board.
I’m sorry….is the whole world dysfunctional?
If this was the first time I had heard of such a thing I would just write it off as a random act of craziness, but I have seen numerous court cases involving children suing their parents. Now I don’t want to appear unreasonable. If a child has received horrible parenting then I am all for interaction of some sort….but…..suing one’s parents because they dare to demand a certain code of conduct in their home????
I really hope that there is something to this that has not been stated so far, because at face value this just appears to be another teenager thinking she is entitled to something she has not earned, and I, for one, am sick and tired of entitlement in this country.
I’m trying to imagine me suing my parents for the same reason back in 1966. First of all, I would have never done it. My parents worked their asses off to provide a good home for me and I was incredibly grateful. I had to work summers from the time I was fifteen and it was a valuable experience for me AND I was happy to do so to alleviate some of the financial burden on them. I never once felt entitled…never once!
Did I mention that this teen’s parents sent her to private schools through high school so that she could receive a quality and expensive education?
Okay, my rant is over. Suffice it to say that I am not a big fan of anyone who feels they are entitled to a free ride in life.