“Mom, I want to be a professional gamer…”

Baseball player? Violinist? Nope, your teen wants to be a professional gamer.

No matter what your kid’s dreams are, they need balance and a good connection with you. That way they can remain strong and stable for whatever comes at them. Your kid’s career might not last, but your relationship with them will, so it’s important to make time to connect and bond with your them. With balance and connection, they can successfully pick up other pursuits later (like college!) Here’s the question from this week’s Tips On Teens?

“My son wants to be a professional gamer. He’s supposedly really good too. If it was a sport or an instrument we’d let him do it all the time without thinking twice about it. We wouldn’t want to get in the way if there’s a chance he really could make a career of it. On the other hand, we feel like there are much healthier pursuits than video games. Are we stuck in the ice age, or is this professional gaming thing the new version of baseball?”

Is the idea of having a career as a professional gamer for real? Check out this article about some parents who found out.

Tips On Teens is a vlog that our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint, hosts every Wednesday at 12:00pm on Facebook Live.  He will be answering parenting questions submitted to us by you to our email at TipsOnTeens@TeenTherapyCenter.com.  Send us any questions you might have about parenting kids and teens and Kent will be answering them every week!

Head on over to our Facebook page every Wednesday at 12:00pm to watch LIVE!  Check out our page here – https://www.facebook.com/TeenTherapyCenter/

If you have more questions or would like more information, please contact our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint at 818.697.8555.

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