Seeing Through the Cracks
A True Story
Written by Elaine Uskoski
How much time is too much for playing video games?
Everyone knows the rules of growing up. Once you’re eighteen things become clearer, childhood problems melt away, and you’re ready to go out and conquer the world. You’re now an adult. You can look your parents in the eye as equals. Officially, you’re on your own, and now you’ll only look back fondly at what you once were, an immature child still learning about life.
Or so you’d think.
Jake is a young adult who grew up with the support of his family, especially his mother, Elaine. Though he experienced some rough patches as a child and fitting in was a constant challenge, she’s been there for him. But it’s time for Jake to “grow up” and for him, that means no longer needing his family.
It turns out that life is a far greater struggle than he ever imagined. Jake soon discovers that his chosen coping skills through this challenging part of growing up creates an even bigger issue – an addiction to video gaming.
Living independently is hard, but admitting it is even harder.
Join this true story of conflict and heart-pounding moments, as both mother and son explore the concept of parenting as a lifelong commitment, and finding your way through addiction takes a family of support.
This book was the 2017 winner in the Watty’s Online Originals Category
“This award is for the trailblazers who changed the game, defied genres and categories, broke the rules, and created one-of-a-kind stories on Wattpad.”
Elaine Uskoski is a Holistic Health Practitioner who owns and operates an Iridology Clinic in Guelph. She is also the mother of two adults sons. Through her own personal experience, she has become aware of the wide gap in the transition between parenting one’s child and parenting one’s adult child, and that many of our youth are struggling, as a consequence.