A New Jersey teenager claiming that her mother and father tossed her out of their home and cut her off financially is suing them for immediate
support, current private-school fees and future college tuition. The parents, meanwhile, say that daughter Rachel Canning, 18, moved out voluntarily
after refusing to abide by their rules.
“We love our child and miss her. This is terrible. It’s killing me and my wife,” Rachel's father, Sean Canning, a town administrator and
retired police officer, tells the Daily Record. “We have a child we want home. We’re not Draconian and now we’re getting hauled into court.
She’s demanding that we pay her bills but she doesn’t want to live at home, and she’s saying, ‘I don’t want to live under your rules.’”
The rules, he notes, include reconsidering her relationship with a boyfriend who may be a bad influence, being respectful, and abiding by her curfew.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, who live in suburban Lincoln Park, about 25 miles outside of New York City, have kept their daughter’s car because they
paid for it, says Canning, and he admits that they did stop paying Rachel's tuition at the private Morris Catholic High School. A hearing is
scheduled to take place on Tuesday in the Morris County Superior Court.
This story reminds me of a friend that said her daughter got angry at her because she wouldn't buy a cell phone for her 14 year old younger brother.
My friend is a single mother, barely making ends meet, but yet her daughter expected her to put a cell phone in the hands of her immature brother to
run up a gigantic bill for her to pay; then her daughter accused her of being a bad mother because she said no.
My friend was so distressed over this!!
She asked me if I thought she was being a bad mother? I said... well, I won't repeat what I said. LOL
I guess the times have changed.
Today's "brats" want everything handed to them free of charge, and make that on a silver platter, while
you're at it!
I don't know how you all were raised, but when I was growing up, which I admit has been a few years back, my siblings and I had to work for what we
received! Not to say we worked at an outside job, but we had chores at home to attend to, then we received our reward... a roof over our head,
clothes on our back, and food in our mouth.
And every now and then, a trip to the store for candy or ice cream.
I started working in a local restaurant when I was 14 after school for any money I put in my pocket, and I'm glad I did. It taught me at an early age
how to handle money, and responsibility.
When we turned eighteen we were considered to be adults, which means "of legal age"... legally of age to go out and get a job!!
Any of us that attended college paid the expenses ourselves with student loans, grants, etc. It taught us the value of a dollar, and made us work
harder to pass in our classes.
What do you all think about this article?
I would say, if the girl wants the money from her parents, she needs to live at home and obey their rules, to an extent, at least. Not sure they
should tell her who she can date though; she is of legal age to make her own mistakes.
If she wants to be out on her own, then by god, let her be out on her own, and pay her own bills!!
Reeks of "spoiled little rich girl" to me!!