More parents need to learn from your parents' mistake.
His parents' mistake? Or his mistake? Who the hell ends up with half a million in debt and manages to blame his mom, if not a whiner? Sure, his mom is at fault for not giving him an allowance, but if you can't figure out that consistently using more money than what you get is going to cause you problems then what the hell do you want your brain for?
This is like saying because your parents never gave you a bicycle you never learned to manage speed so all these high speed crashes you've had with your car are your dad's fault. He should man up and get real! His mom could have done better, but he's the one who screwed up!