In the past 20 years, we have not seen many cases like this. Teenage girls that have most likely or allegedly have been sent underground by their protective parent mother. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki sounds like a selfish, narcissistic custodial-embattled parent that got so engaged in the warfare of her divorce that she would rather send her teenage daughters underground than co-parent her children. She would allegedly engage in parental alienation and take anger and revenge to the extreme against her former spouse. This is the same man that she had five children with. It also sounds like in the Family Court proceedings, Sandra Rucki there was significant evidence that she was engaging in parental alienation. After she hired and fired a long list of Family Law Attorneys (going through thousands of dollars), she hired activist Michelle L. MacDonald as her attorney. MacDonald appears to be more interested in blaming the Family Law Judge and running for judge as a form of protest, rather than helping Sandra Rucki work towards playing an active role in her children’s lives.
In this era where teenage girls should be more concerned about their Facebook Account, these two girls should be in high school in Minnesota getting a proper education; involved in extra-curricular activities; playing a high school sport; thinking about high school prom and studying for their SATs to get into a top university in America — instead they are most likely being home schooled somewhere in America or abroad. They are possibly acting as a babysitter or nanny to another family. Although they may be very smart and may have been promised that this will not affect their lives — IT WILL!
We have seen Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s website and it appears she is more interested in her cause than her own children. She should be doing everything to prove to the Family Law Courts that she will not disparage her children’s father. She should be providing proof to the courts that she can be a good co-parent. She should be getting the medical or mental health help that she needs.
As we have seen in the other case, it has to be difficult for any teenager to live underground. What teenager in America wants to be wrongfully depicted as an abused child for this cause? If these girls had an interest in this cause, there are so many other ways they can help it. As we have seen other poster children like them, they eventually determine that they want their privacy.
I would urge these girls to contact the National Center for Missing Children at 1-800-843-5678 to negotiate their return. That would end their lives as poster children and give them the life as teenagers that they rightfully deserve. Besides, there are not many teenagers in America with zero Facebook Friends.
StarTribue by Brandon Stahl