Can Your Child Turn Pro Ever since professional sports have been around parents have done everything in their power to make their kids the very best and give them every opportunity so that they can be professionals. With this it leads us with the question How likely is it that your athletic kid will turn pro? In an article by Sports and Health in America we are given quotes and and information from parents and Sport professionals. The article is there to inform and open the eyes of parents who believe their children can turn pro of how likely it really is that they will become pro, we begin to read that one of the strategies of turning you kid pro, is to throw your kids into sports as early as possible , and in doing that they start off living, breathing and becoming that sport and with throwing them at it so soon it gives them enough time to be amazing at it. Families have invested so much into their kids future in sports and in investing that much time and money they think it is a good investment at the time, but in actuality it doesn’t make much of a difference how much your family’s household income is because : “26 percent of U.S. parents whose children in high school play sports hope their child will become a professional athlete one day. Among families with household incomes of less than $50,000 annually, the number is 39 percent.” (Kelto, A. (2015, September 4). How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/04/432795481/how-likely-is-it-really-that-your-athletic-kid-will-turn-pro) Parents believe that if their children play sports in highschool that it will be more likely they will reach their goals and full potential to be athletes but : “only a tiny percentage of high school athletes actually go on to play professionally — roughly 1 in 168 high school baseball players will get drafted by a Major League Baseball team, and just 1 in 2,451 men’s high school basketball players will get drafted by a National Basketball Association team.” Kelto, A. (2015, September 4). How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/04/432795481/how-likely-is-it-really-that-your-athletic-kid-will-turn-prothen. With the idea that your child can turn pro in sports, in the most recent years parents have been put into this mind set of concentrating the child on one sport their whole lives, even in high school. Generally parents tend to get over enthusiastic and go above and beyond to get there and in doing that they spend all the family’s money, they would ignore the other children and put in all their time into that goal which is a behaviour so extreme that it is called achievement by proxy distortion. This disorder leads a lot of depression, a lot of anxiety a lot of family discord and traumatic childhood experience. Children are more likely to become mentally unstable as opposed to becoming pro’s due to the pressure their families put on them. Finally the question we all would leads us to ask. How likely is it really that your child turns pro, the answer is. Not likely, and in stressing out about the pressure of making sure your child becomes a star athlete creates more problems, and adds more strain on the family and the child itself.