Moms Are Hiring Their Kids Tutors…For Video Games
What the what? Moms are hiring their kids tutors - but not for math or social studies - for video games. Is this trend headed to CNY?
The video game craze is epidemic across the nation - with kids obsessing over games like Minecraft and Call of Duty. Recently, the biggest game out there is Fortnite - where multiple players battle it out until there's just one player of team left in their virtual post-apocalyptic world.
According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, parents are so concerned about their kids not winning at the game, they've taken to hiring the kids tutors to improve their gaming skills.
Yes, you read that right.
One woman featured in the story says she spent $50 to hire her 10-year-old son a virtual coach to help him out because she said there was pressure on him to be good at the game, and that friends at school made it tough for him.
PEOPLE. It's a VIDEO GAME!
One dad argues that it's no different than offering a child piano lessons - this is what they enjoy doing, so why not offer them lessons so they can get good at it.
Look, my son plays Fortnite endlessly. Never once did I worry about whether he was good at it. Instead, I worry about how much time he spends playing, how upset he gets when he loses, and whether he's going to do well in school this year. There's no way that money that could be spent on a tutor for actual academic subjects is going to be spent on a game tutor. Just - no way.
What do you think about this? INSANE or just like any other lesson? Let me know.