STOMPer Worriedmummy feels that trading cards are become somewhat of an addiction to some kids like her own son. She thinks that shop owners should not encourage this form of obsession by organising trading card tournaments.
"A provision shop at Choa Chu Kang 601 sells a lot of trading cards.
"It also organises tournaments amongst those who buy the cards.
"It seems like selling trading cards is his core business.
"Students of all ages spent a lot of money and time there.
"When they trade cards amongst themselves,
"One card can cost up to $25.
"My son is one of them.
"He spent all his ang bao money on the cards.
"Despite reminders n punishments -- we confiscated his phone and cut his allowance by half.
"He still continues.
"He even meets strangers to buy cards and this worries us.
"I think this addiction amongst the group he meets is getting out of hand.
"I saw one of his SMS from his friends and apparently, the pocket money given is all spent on cards.
"None on food.
"The government shows concern over addiction in gambling on adults.
"If the shop stops selling the cards, the kids will be less likely to buy them, and this can lessen the chance of this turning into a gambling problem.
"How about showing concern on the future generation?"