We have a problem. There’s a generation of “kids” in their teens and twenties who believe their parents are forever responsible for their happiness and well being. They feel others should accept responsibility to cater to their wants and needs, even after they are adults. They feel others should support them, and they shouldn’t have to work for anything. They feel deserving of things they haven’t worked for, haven’t saved for, haven’t put effort into. Really, these “kids” need a good old dose of reality, then they need to grow up.
Parents have a responsibility to their children until they become adults. Parents owe their kids food, clothes, shelter, education. What parents don’t owe their kids are fancy meals, designer clothes, free reign of the house and a private school education.
Parents aren’t responsible for paying for their kids to go to college. Some parents are able to pay for their kids to go to college, other parents aren’t. If they do, that is a great gift. That’s right. It’s a gift. That gift may or may not have strings attached to it. Live at home, maintain a certain GPA, follow the house rules. Yes, I’m going to sound like my parents right now and say, “As long as you live under my roof, you will follow my rules.”
There is an 18 year old girl in New Jersey who moved out of her parents house but feels it’s her right to sue her parents. She feels that even though she’s an adult, they still owe her many things. She wants them to continue paying for her senior year at her private school. She feels entitled to a college education on her parents’ dollar. She’s demanding they pay for her living expenses, even though she is living with a friend. Rich Girl needs to realize nothing is owed to her; she deserves nothing.
Not only does Rich Girl feel entitled, the friend’s dad is an attorney and is encouraging Rich Girl to take her parents to court. Are you kidding me? This is the kind of shit that makes my blood pressure rise.
Hey Rich Girl – finish your senior year at a public school. It’s free. Daddy doesn’t need to pay anymore.
Hey Rich Girl – take out some student loans, get a job, and pay for your own college and living expenses. There is no way in hell that your parents need to fork over all kinds of cash and have no say in what you are doing.
Don’t like those options? Move back in with your parents, shut up, and follow their rules.
You don’t realize this now, but your parents love you. They want to help you. But if they feel you are going down a wrong path, they will do anything in their power to get you to make some changes. They may be right. They may be wrong. It doesn’t matter. Like a child, you are throwing a temper tantrum. You may feel like they have no clue. You may feel like you’ll make your own mistakes and learn from them. That’s a spoiled child’s attitude.
Welcome to the real world, where your feelings really don’t matter. Your parents don’t want to cut your ass off, but if you’re insistent on making poor choices, they certainly don’t have to fund them. They aren’t your own personal ATM.
Friend’s dad – Stop. Just stop. You aren’t helping here. You are undermining the people who care for this girl more than anyone else. I notice you aren’t stepping up to volunteer to pay for her private school education. Mind your own damn business and stay out of this families personal situation.
Rich Girl’s dad says she moved out because she didn’t want to follow the rules of the house. That is her right. She is an adult who can make her own choices. While she’s getting rid of the rules of the house, she’s also giving up the privileges of the house.
Rich Girl wants it all. She also wants her parents to pay the $12,000 + she has racked up in legal fees so far. I’m sure they now have their own legal fees. Seems like that college fund just may have turned into a legal fee fund for those parents.
Off to court this goes. Do you think there’s a judge in the country that would rule against these parents?
Update: Of course a judge wasn’t ruling in favor of this spoiled child. Did you see how much she was asking for in support? $650 per week. Yep, she expected her parents to cough up the equivalent of $16.25 an hour for a 40 hour a week employee. Oh little Rich Girl, reality is going to hit you hard.