Mom Charges Her 16-Year-Old Son Rent and Food: Hero or Villain? 😱

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Parenting is a tough job, and everyone has their own unique approach to raising their kids. But when does teaching responsibility cross the line into something more sinister? In a recent story that has people talking, a woman named Marnie has been making her 16-year-old son pay rent and contribute to food costs because he has a job. This controversial parenting tactic has sparked a heated debate, and one person is even considering involving child services. Let's dive into the details of this drama-filled situation. 😲

Meet Marnie, the Controversial Mom 🙅‍♀️

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The Big Reveal 💣

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Enter the 16-Year-Old Son 🧑

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The Stepdad's Discipline Idea 💡

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Legal Responsibilities 📚

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Bare Minimum Parenting 🤦‍♀️

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The Girlfriend's Perspective 👩

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Not Her Place to Parent? 🤷‍♀️

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Anger and Disbelief 😡

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Teaching Responsibility Differently 📝

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Rent and Food: Crossing the Line? 🚫

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Considering Child Services 🚨

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Not Valid Excuses 🙅‍♂️

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Breaking the Cycle 🔄

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Favoritism and Threats 😤

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Eviction Threats 🚪

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Discipline or Mistreatment: The Debate Continues 🤔

This story has everyone talking about the line between teaching responsibility and mistreatment. Marnie, the controversial mom, has been charging her 16-year-old son rent and food costs, claiming it's a form of discipline. The situation escalated when a concerned individual confronted Marnie, leading to a heated argument. Some people believe this parenting tactic is a valuable lesson, while others are outraged and considering involving child services. What do you think about this polarizing parenting method? Let's see what the internet has to say about it... 🌐

Calling child services may be necessary to protect the child 🚨

jam_and_ham | jam_and_ham

Parent defends making 16-year-old pay bills, not rent. NTA.

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Reporting mom for threatening eviction over rent is justified. NTA 👍

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Teaching kids responsibility is important, but at what cost? 🤔

notsorrytbqh | notsorrytbqh

Charging a 16-year-old €200 rent? That's ridiculous! #NTA 😑

obviousthrowawaypooo | obviousthrowawaypooo

Support for involving child services in rent and food dispute. 👏

rickythehornse | rickythehornse

NTA calls out abusive behavior and encourages action against abuse. 💪

agenthandy | agenthandy

NTA thinks charging a minor rent is illegal and risky 😱

PotentialityKnocks | PotentialityKnocks

Parenting styles aside, charging a minor rent and food? 🤔

weist-risq | weist-risq

16-year-old charged rent and food: discipline or unloved?

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Teenager forced to pay for everything at 15, NTA 👏

TitaniaT-Rex | TitaniaT-Rex

A commenter shares a link to a similar situation. 🤔

NarrativeProductions | NarrativeProductions

Clarifying the purpose of the rent makes a difference. 👍

redditor191389 | redditor191389

When in doubt, call and check with the authorities 📞

master-chylla | master-chylla

Compassionate suggestion to consider taking in the boy if necessary 🙏

Warm_hunny | Warm_hunny

Teaching responsibility through work is better than charging rent. NTA 👍

mada143 | mada143

Childhood poverty is a complex issue and blaming parents won't help. 👏

Suspicious_Employ_74 | Suspicious_Employ_74

Disapproving comment on stepson's rent sparks family abuse concerns 😭

Ueverthinkwhy | Ueverthinkwhy

Contributing voluntarily is different than being charged rent and food 😕

Hanxa13 | Hanxa13

Charging son rent: NTA but girlfriend might involve CPS 🤷‍♂️

Lexi_Banner | Lexi_Banner

NTA defends teen against mom's rent and food charges.

FairyFartDaydreams | FairyFartDaydreams

Teaching responsibility is one thing, but charging for shelter? 😑

lupinedemesne | lupinedemesne

Charging rent to a 16-year-old: NTA or ESH?

Yellowsunflowerlover | Yellowsunflowerlover

Offer support and guidance instead of calling CPS. 👍

kcmetric | kcmetric

Parenting can be tough, but treating kids as disposable? 😱

Maleficent_Ad_3958 | Maleficent_Ad_3958

CPS worker warns mom charging son rent is illegal 🚨

gf1129 | gf1129

Teaching budgeting early: NTA charges son rent and food 💰

rogerg411 | rogerg411

Teens should focus on school, not bills. NTA for OP.

Feeling_Importance_9 | Feeling_Importance_9

Charging rent to a mistreated son: NTA or ESH? 🤔

B4pangea | B4pangea

Charging your own child rent and food: financial abuse? 🤔

HWGA_Exandria | HWGA_Exandria

Financial and educational abuse not investigated in Texas 🤷‍♂️

komerakim | komerakim

Forcing a minor to pay rent and basic needs? Abhorrent. NTA.

shutupimlearning | shutupimlearning

Déjà vu? Redditors compare this post to a recent one. 🤔

i-dontlikepasswords | i-dontlikepasswords

NTA. Child services should be called ASAP. 😱

coonthemooncat | coonthemooncat

Urgent call to action to report child exploitation. 🚨

TheNewton21 | TheNewton21

NTA suggests reporting the mother for abusive behavior towards her son 😔

zellieh | zellieh

Parent charging 16-year-old rent: NTA but impractical 😕

leldridge1089 | leldridge1089

Withholding necessities from child for rent is abuse. Report immediately! 🚨

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Parentified kid thanks commenter for recognizing and stopping problem 👏

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NTA comment calls out abusive tendencies and behavior. 😱

dontwannatryanymore | dontwannatryanymore

NTA calls out favoritism and hopes for justice. 💯

CAgirl17 | CAgirl17

Parent charging minor rent: Not okay, new spouse or not 😑

bizianka | bizianka

NTA comment highlights child abuse by demanding rent and food.


NTA commenter advocates for child services intervention in abusive situation. 💪

braziliangreenmayo | braziliangreenmayo

NTA stands for 'not the a**hole'. Commenter advises OP to contact child services.

Sword-of-a-Stranger | Sword-of-a-Stranger

User shares tough upbringing and suggests calling CPS for child's benefit.

Billthebanger | Billthebanger

Heartwarming comment supporting nephew's well-being and suggesting adoption ❤️

stp2395 | stp2395

Breaking the chain of trauma: One commenter's gratitude 👏

bluehoodiedyke | bluehoodiedyke

Paying rent at 16 negatively impacted this person's life 😢

DarthLift | DarthLift

CPS is a hammer, not a scalpel. But charging rent?

MimiSikuu | MimiSikuu

Heartbreaking story of abuse. NTA suggests calling CPS. 😢

WriterMelodic713 | WriterMelodic713

Teaching financial responsibility to teens 💸 is important ✔️

TransitionNo3865 | TransitionNo3865

Praising a parent for charging their child rent and food. 👏

heavenhelpyou | heavenhelpyou

Social worker warns of potential abuse and neglect in comment.

Pandagoatbear | Pandagoatbear

Paying rent as a teen can teach responsibility, but not to this extreme. NTA.

Sharkytrs | Sharkytrs

A thoughtful NTA comment with helpful advice for the situation. 👍

EBlochLady | EBlochLady

Parents charging their kids rent: acceptable or unacceptable? NTA thinks acceptable.

WigglyJillyfish | WigglyJillyfish

NTA wants to help kid, but charging rent is illegal 😕

JuliaGray620 | JuliaGray620

Urgent call to action to report child abuse. 🚨

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NTA defends mom charging son rent, calls it selfish parenting.

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In Germany, it's common for teens to pay parents rent. NTA.

Jollydancer | Jollydancer

Parenting or landlording? A debate on charging kids rent. 😕

lowry4president | lowry4president

NTA for charging rent, but concern for child's safety 😱

Apprehensive_Lie_522 | Apprehensive_Lie_522

Forcing a minor to pay rent? Not cool, Mom 😑

Pontius-Pilate | Pontius-Pilate

Teenager paying rent to help family, threatened with eviction. NTA.

Witty_Acanthaceae_33 | Witty_Acanthaceae_33

Empathy wins: Commenter calls out bad parenting and supports NTA.

Thattransgamergirl12 | Thattransgamergirl12

Legal implications of not reporting child neglect discussed. 👍

readingsbyjd | readingsbyjd

Is this the infamous fridge-locking teenager? 🤔

partofbreakfast | partofbreakfast

Paying rent as a teen: reasonable or illegal? NTA thinks illegal.

TheDevilsAdvokaat | TheDevilsAdvokaat

Strong opinion against government involvement in teen's life. 😕

Cordseer | Cordseer

Offering to act as a bank could be a better solution 👍

SleuthingSloth009 | SleuthingSloth009

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