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Bonnie Wallace and Jennifer Markewich-Jones PODCAST – Tips for Young Actors

Not to miss. Podcast link is below. Take notes. This is Bonnie Wallace (the mother of actress Dove Cameron) and I having a profound conversation about how to help your child actor have happiness, success and balance in their lives. We also cover longevity in acting (how to remain in the game), how to get an agent and when, and we spend a lot of time on acting auditions. This podcast…

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Acting Audition Break-Through – What an Audition Really Is – This will change the way your child auditions!

I’ve been thinking and even dwelling a lot about acting audition outcomes, for kids, lately. Not any specific auditions that our daughter has had. Just been thinking generally more about what can make a child stand out in the audition room. The reason I’ve been thinking so much….well, we go to auditions, and she’s always prepared. Our child actress always knows her sides or copy. She loves what she is doing. She…

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Parents of Actors – What to Control and What NOT to Control – Important Read

Dear Parents of Actors, The below allows your child’s acting longevity to unfold naturally. Without doing the below, your child may burn out, you yourself may burn out, you may overstep your responsibilities and then, you will likely not be happy along the way. “Focus on WHAT you can CONTROL. Not what you cannot control. Don’t waste time and energy on that which you cannot change. Life’s too short to be trying to…

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What Parents of Actors Think Acting Success Looks Like and What it Really Looks Like

What most parents “think” acting success looks like IS NOT actually how acting success happens, in reality. This is why you cannot get discouraged by 2 or 10 or 50 or even 100 plus auditions. Your child actor may land some. They will not land most. No rhyme or reasons sometimes. But, if your child actor keeps going, they will get closer to the larger successes. But, again, true to the image on this…

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Some Family and Friends Don’t Support me Helping my Child’s Acting Career – What to do?

Had a good friend of mine, the parent of an actor, tell me last week that her in-laws are still skeptical about her son’s acting career and it gets on her nerves. They constantly, without any filter, tell her that they think she is wasting his time and wasting their money. They also think she is over-programming him with 3 acting classes a week and auditions here and there. She then…

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4 Positive Steps to Follow Directly after your Child’s Audition

Are you a huge supporter of your child’s acting journey? If you want their journey to continue successfully, then… DO THIS when you get in the Car right after the audition or when you get somewhere you can talk, directly after their audition: Any type of hug or any discussion with your child should happen after they are in the car or beyond that point and NOT anywhere near the audition location….

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Parents of Child Actors – It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint – Support Your Young Tortoise

Do you know the story of the Tortoise and the Hare? If for some reason you have not heard it, read it first and then come directly back to this post, as the success of your child’s acting journey actually relates to that classic fable. Last week, I was talking to an acting/singing coach who works with a huge amount of talented children and their parents. She was reminding me how important it…

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What should my child actor do in those months or longer in between acting auditions?

Sometimes your child actor may be on what is considered a large roll of acting auditions, one after the next, more than one a week, sometimes days in a row. It may appear to be a fun snowball that your child is gradually pushing up a hill, gathering more and more snow as it goes. The snowball is turning out so very cool, they are loving it. You have no idea when…

The Series of Interviews with Moms of Actors

Great Personal Tips and Advice from – 3 Moms of Young Successful Actresses – An Interview – Part 1 of a New Series

Below is an exclusive interview that was conducted  by me with 3 moms of working young actors. These moms are on sets constantly and their children are successful professionals. They have also been at this for many years, so they have a lot of knowledge and experience to share with other parents of child actors. NOTE: This is Part 1 in a Blog Series where we interview moms of happy, successful, balanced…