Tortoise and the Hare

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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How does my child actor stand out in the audition room? Top 5 Best Child Actor Tips.

So…it’s your child’s turn to audition. The fact is, the casting director may have already seen 50 other kids that look like your child, act like your child, and they may be getting the same read from all of those other actors. They may see the same actions from kids. They may seem the same choices and speaking tones from kids. It all starts to look the same to them. Over and over and…

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What is Faith? For child actors and parents of actors. Faith is everything.

What is faith really and why is it the true key to your child’s acting success? Why is it crucial you recognize faith within yourself as the parent of a child actor? Why is it crucial you talk about this with your actor? We believe it is these 3 things: Faith is Knowing and Believing. NOT Wondering and Doubting. Faith is being sure of What we Hope For and Certain of…

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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 2 of a New Series

Part 2 of our interview with 3 Moms of Successful Actors. This is a continuation of the first interview we did with moms that represent some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. They took the time to kindly provide us with information that will enlighten you as the parent of an actor on some do’s and donts. We are appreciative of their time and grateful that they want to give back…

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…

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What I’ve learned from my professional child actress – she’s made me a better person.

Pre-Note: This was an actual post I wrote the morning of Thanksgiving on something I’m hugely thankful and grateful for everyday as a mom to a young actress. This is worth your consideration as a parent. This post should help you to grow and be very happy you are supporting your own dreamer. Sometimes when I’m on the road with my own actress (this could be you too on the road with…

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3 Famous Adult Actors as Child Actors. Kristen, Ben and Reese. A few common surprises.

What age will your child land their first breakout type role? Good question. Wish I could look into the future and tell you, but that future vision hasn’t been invented yet. What I can tell you, is that in order to land a lead role, they must be in professional acting classes, as all 3 of the below child actors were. They also have to be passionate about acting, and that cannot come…

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When you stop caring about all audition results – You will get more roles

This post was inspired by Philip Hernandez, a respected acting teacher and singing coach, who tweeted this inspirational quote below, by Eva Longoria. TY Philip for that inspiration. It speaks to how your child should do their audition and then the minute you walk out, should release it and move on to the next thing ahead. Parents need to do this as well. No dwelling on auditions. It does not help anyone. “After…

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A.C.T.O.R! Tips for Child Actors – 6 Musts to Succeed – advice from the best

In their original post, Ben and David, extremely successful actors, provide guidance on using the word A.C.T.O.R! to remember what is important in auditions. Inspired by Ben and David’s tips for adult actors, we have now written our own take, this time, all for the child actor and parents of the child actor. Print out or Bookmark this post, and use this again and again. (BTW – there is a great, surprise…