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You're comments should make for good reading.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20793727,00.html

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A judge has ruled against a New Jersey teen who sparked criticism when she sued her parents for tuition and support after leaving home.

At a hearing Tuesday in New Jersey State Superior Court, Judge Peter Bogaard denied a request by Rachel Canning, 18, to have her parents cover living expenses and tuition for her last semester at her private Catholic high school, CNN reports.

Canning, however, is also suing to have her parents cover her college tuition, and the case will resume in April when the judge is expected to take up the matter then.

The lawsuit continues to draw strong criticism, particularly on social media, with detractors characterizing the honors student and cheerleader as entitled, spoiled and rebellious.

Canning, of Lincoln Park, alleges in her lawsuit that she left home because of psychological mistreatment by her parents, who have said they are heartbroken by her use of the legal system and want her to come home. She left in October, staying with a boyfriend for a time but is now reportedly living with her best friend.

"I have been subjected to severe verbal and physical abuse by my mother and father," Canning, who attends Morris Catholic High School, alleged in court filings. "I am not willingly and voluntarily leaving a reasonable situation at home to make my own decisions. I had to leave to end the abuse."

Her parents, Sean and Elizabeth Canning, have denied any abuse, and an investigation by the state's Division of Child Protection and Permanency determined her allegations were "unfounded."

They noted in their own response to her lawsuit that their daughter ran away after they disciplined her after she was suspended from school for truancy. They reportedly took away her car and phone and told her she could no longer see her boyfriend.

Elizabeth Canning noted in court documents that she and her husband, a retired police chief, had always been a sturdy "support team" for their daughter, who "took it upon herself to run away so that she could live her life without any parental supervision and without any rules."

In her filing, Rachel Canning said that after she fled, her parents cut her off.

"They stopped paying my high school tuition to punish the school and me, and have redirected my college fund indicating their refusal to afford me an education," the teen claimed.

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Spoiled child vs controlling parents.

It's been discussed here also: http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=187.msg21078#msg21078

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BSC little spoiled brat versus mom and dad who actually tried to raise their daughter with rules and morals.  As my parents used to say, if you're so smart, move out and make your own rules.   Little miss SueHappy just screwed her life for a long time.  Who's going to hire this girl with her baggage?  Don't get promoted?  Sue!  Can't hack the job and get fired?  Sue!  Lunch wasn't prepared right? SUE!


HAH!
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Sadly, I think it's gonna go worse from here.  She's cute so she's prime Sugardaddy  bait.  Figure 5 years of being a bit of jewelry, before her looks fade and her shit gets old, then she has to try and get her life together.

Wasted youth for sure.

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The report I saw a few days ago said she was currently living with a friend who's father is the lawyer bring the suits.

I 100% expect this story to become this story in the next 18 months assuming it is not already happening:
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/03/05/duke-porn-star-belle-knox-reveals-herself/?intcmp=features

Sad - i really hope my 7yo princess never grows up.

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I wish I had been smart enough to go into porn to pay for undergrad. 
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Like anything else, she (the teen) should be bound by the rules of burden of proof. Sadly, speaking from experience, that seems to often be completely and wholly disregarded in family court.

Also, in most states, 18 is the age of emancipation, barring "unusual circumstances". So, in that regard, she's out of luck (if her state is like DE and PA)
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I wish I had been smart enough to go into porn to pay for undergrad.

If you'll do girl on girl, I'll toss money your way.  ;D
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Like anything else, she (the teen) should be bound by the rules of burden of proof. Sadly, speaking from experience, that seems to often be completely and wholly disregarded in family court.

Also, in most states, 18 is the age of emancipation, barring "unusual circumstances". So, in that regard, she's out of luck (if her state is like DE and PA)
At 18 you are an adult, but unless there are exceptional circumstances you still have to beg, plead, and grovel for your parents to submit the FAFSA.
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Or, as my daughter is still finding out:


When you do everything you can think of to piss Momma and Daddy off dont be surprised at the results and consequences  when you finally succeed.
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My daughter remains awesome. She was just accepted into the college of her choice!

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My daughter remains awesome. She was just accepted into the college of her choice!

If anyone needs me, I'll be down by the docks blowing sailors to make the $$$ to pay for two kids in college.

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My Son is like that Cookie.....


I still think both of them were worth the time effort and gray hair to raise.


Both of them are something to be proud of for different reasons.


Keep her close and both let a whole day pass without her hearing from you.

BUT, In case no one has told  told you lately....


I hope you realize just how lucky you are.
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My daughter remains awesome. She was just accepted into the college of her choice!

If anyone needs me, I'll be down by the docks blowing sailors to make the $$$ to pay for two kids in college.

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My Son is like that Cookie.....


I still think both of them were worth the time effort and gray hair to raise.


Both of them are something to be proud of for different reasons.


Keep her close and both let a whole day pass without her hearing from you.

BUT, In case no one has told  told you lately....


I hope you realize just how lucky you are.

Then I'm lucky twice.


But then again; lucky or proper parenting? That's the million dollar question. Isn't it?


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My daughter remains awesome. She was just accepted into the college of her choice!

If anyone needs me, I'll be down by the docks blowing sailors to make the $$$ to pay for two kids in college.

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My Son is like that Cookie.....


I still think both of them were worth the time effort and gray hair to raise.


Both of them are something to be proud of for different reasons.


Keep her close and both let a whole day pass without her hearing from you.

BUT, In case no one has told  told you lately....


I hope you realize just how lucky you are.

Then I'm lucky twice.


But then again; lucky or proper parenting? That's the million dollar question. Isn't it?

Some of both I suspect.  We're +1ing this post too.

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As a cop I've seen kids with great parents turn out to be crap and I've seen other kids with really nobody raising them turn into awesome adults. It's really up to the kids what THEY want to be - we can only guide them through THEIR decisions.

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As a cop I've seen kids with great parents turn out to be crap and I've seen other kids with really nobody raising them turn into awesome adults. It's really up to the kids what THEY want to be - we can only guide them through THEIR decisions.

Thank you.   :thumbsup:

I don't like to share personal details online, but this story really hits home.

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As the baby of 9 and uncle to a TON of kids ranging from a couple years younger than me to born last week, I can say that there are exceptions to the commonly held beliefs.  I've seen horrible tragedies happen to good kids
through crappy circumstances and I've seen instances of ignorant waste of flesh types thrive.  But there are patterns of behavior and there are common denominators that seem to stitch them together. 

I personally believe that had there been a paddle in this girls childhood, things would have been very different for her. 

I took an open hand to the face (twice in rapid succession) when I was 8 years old and I can honestly say that it changed my life forever.  Turns out you don't talk back to your dad and he IS, in fact, right. 
Might not work for everyone but it worked for me and many people I talked to w/ similar experiences. 

Sounds like this young lady could have seen benefit from similar experiences in her youth.

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I'm ok with spanking or putting kids in line when they need it.

It all comes down to the question of why... Is the kid getting a beating (for lack of a better word) because he needs it? Or because of the parents' inability to do the parenting thing? If it's the latter, you're ending up with fucked up kids.

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Welcome to the generation of the "entitled to everything but work for nothing!"

I hope she learns not to bite the hand that feeds her. Good on her parents for cutting her off. Some  people, like my own brother, have to learn the hard way because at 18 they know better than their parents!
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LOL.  I have a cousin who is 43, never had a full-time job, and lives with his parents.

 He's putting his close-to-PhD in philosophy (never quite got that dissertation done) to work though.  He's got plenty to protest and post on Facebook, so there's that.   :bigok:
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I best stay out of this one, my 14 & 16 year old daughters are fantastic (so far) but I'll voice my opinion on parenting in another 10 years.
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I best stay out of this one, my 14 & 16 year old daughters are fantastic (so far) but I'll voice my opinion on parenting in another 10 years.

This is wise.

Though, in my experiecne, the worst (Middle School) is over.

We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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I best stay out of this one, my 14 & 16 year old daughters are fantastic (so far) but I'll voice my opinion on parenting in another 10 years.

Oh geeze.

14-16 was our worst period.  After she got her license, the car was a potent deterrent to excessive craziness.  Prior to that?  I often preferred to work late... :eek:  (Especially when I received THOSE phone messages from my wife.)

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I personally believe that had there been a paddle in this girls childhood, things would have been very different for her. 

I took an open hand to the face (twice in rapid succession) when I was 8 years old and I can honestly say that it changed my life forever.  Turns out you don't talk back to your dad and he IS, in fact, right. 
Might not work for everyone but it worked for me and many people I talked to w/ similar experiences. 




That sure brings back some memories of my youth.

When my dad pulled out the paddle or belt I sure straightend my ass out real quick.
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BSC little spoiled brat versus mom and dad who actually tried to raise their daughter with rules and morals.  As my parents used to say, if you're so smart, move out and make your own rules.   Little miss SueHappy just screwed her life for a long time.  Who's going to hire this girl with her baggage?  Don't get promoted?  Sue!  Can't hack the job and get fired?  Sue!  Lunch wasn't prepared right? SUE!


HAH!

You act like that doesn't already happen.
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Though, in my experiecne, the worst (Middle School) is over.

Hey!  Those are my favorites!  (of course I send them home at the end of the day)   :bigok:
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Hey!  Those are my favorites!  (of course I send them home at the end of the day)   :bigok:




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Hey!  Those are my favorites!  (of course I send them home at the end of the day)   :bigok:
Do they have a lump on the head from the lead pipe?
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 :rolf:  Well done sir.  Although I must admit when I have conferences and talk about how good their kid does in class, parents sometimes ask "Well why doesn't this same kid come home?   :lol:
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