Outrageous College Student Blows $90K Tuition Fund, Blames Parents
A college student blew through a $90,000 college fund set up by her grandparents, spending the money on clothes and a trip to Europe. She now has no money in the bank, but one year of college left to pay for.
Even more ridiculous? She blames her parents for her predicament.
"Maybe they should have taught me how to budget a little more carefully," 22-year-old college junior Kim said on "The Bert Show." "They never sat me down and had like a real serious talk about it. They said there was nothing they could do to help me anyway. They're not being honest with me and saying they don't have [money], because my dad has worked for like a million years, and they have a retirement account."
Dr. Keith Ablow said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that Kim is obviously to blame, but so are her parents for not teaching her character.
"You do look at yourself and you say, 'Man, how did I miss instilling values in my child?'" Ablow said.
He asserted that social media is influencing kids so much that it's become difficult to teach family values.
Clayton Morris suggested that Kim's parents should take drastic action.
"Cut her off social media, shut down electronics, send her off to some 'petulant camp' for a few weeks, where she's got to learn the hard way how to shape up," Morris said.
Ablow agreed that Kim is lost in a "reality TV projection of herself," and her parents should make any financial support dependent on her getting a job.
"They have to have values," Ablow said. "If it's gone that long, I think you've got to start having a hard line and looking at yourself in the mirror and saying, 'We're going to have to be a little bit more rigid than we're comfortable with.'"
Watch the "Fox and Friends Weekend" clip above.