Meet The Kids Whose Parents Stopped Saving For College Because Of May 21

From BusinessInsider:

Two years ago, three teenagers’ lives changed dramatically, a New York Times article explains.

Their mother, Abby Haddad Carson, and her husband, Robert Carson, started going on missions spreading their belief that the world would end on May 21st, 2011.

Abby Haddad Carson quit her job and stopped putting away any money for college for her three children.

The Haddad kids have had a tough time dealing with their mother’s new found mission. Grace Haddad, the 16-year-old, told the Times:

“My mom has told me directly that I’m not going to get into heaven. At first it was really upsetting, but it’s what she honestly believes.”

Joseph Haddad, 14 years old, finds his mother’s actions embarrassing. He is worried there will be no money for him to attend college, and says he has kept his friends as far away from his mother as possible, because he doesn’t want them to think he is like her.