Judge denies teen's attempt to sue parents for money
A high school student suing her parents for living and school tuition costs has lost her first round in court.Rachel Canning, 18, sued her
parents after claiming they kicked her out of their home last year. Her mom, Elizabeth, and dad, Sean, a former police chief, said their daughter left
home because she didn’t want to follow house rules. On Tuesday, a New Jersey judge denied the teen’s request for emergency financial assistance
during a court proceeding that brought her together with her parents for the first time since October. The two sides did not exchange any words,
although at times Rachel’s parents wept.
Strike one for little miss I got mad because I didn't get my way now give me what I want. The judge made the right call on this one because it would
be setting up a very bad precedent that would give kids even more power over their parents. Kids have way too much power now.
Nearly everyone found the lawsuit frivolous, with numerous people describing the teenager as a “spoiled brat.” One person responded with
only a picture of Veruca Salt, the pampered, overindulged girl from the movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
Why am I not surprised.
The one and only major problem with this story is, they kicked her out at 17 years old, that's a minor.
"House Rules" regardless, it's illegal to toss your minor out of your house with no where to stay.
Kids have too much power? Parents do; I say this at a nearly 30 years old, the amount of parents that want to charge their teens "Rent" when they
are working and going to school, and are working part time, so they get overworked, miss their childhood, and when they can't afford the rent, they
get booted is sickening.
Children aren't your slave -- they are people. House rules is the dumbest argument I've ever heard in my life, people are people, and we are all
different, and they are going to do what they are going to do, so -- here is a perfect example of a stereo typical house rule...
"No sex in the house"
This is a retarded rule, because you're basically just telling your kid that they have to have sex in public, in a car, at a park, and when they get
in trouble because they got caught, who does it cost?
And then when it creates tensions between the parents and the kid, so much so, to where the kid isn't welcome to stay anymore, you toss your kid out
to the wolves, before it has a solid footing, which leads to a path of even more bad decisions.
These are just plain bad parents -- all day. If any of you parents would follow the scenario above, you're doing your kids a disservice and making
their lives way more complicated than they need to be, rather than doing your job as a parent, and setting them up for success.
You become another obstacle in life, rather than the support that you owe them for birthing them in the first place.
The kid should win this, simply as a statement that it's NOT okay to throw your kids out of your home before they are "adults."