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…

faith

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…

the in between

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…

live the dream 2

New Awards show for those that Follow Their Dreams – Similar to the Tony Awards

In my opinion, actors should be awarded for their courage and dedication in following their dream and using the gifts they’ve been given. Watching the Tony Awards last night I was called to feel sad (just for a moment) for those who did not win a trophy. They are all amazing actors. But then it came to me. They totally won anyways. They are following their dreams. So many don’t. Those that…

2 young actors on nashville

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…

ex resume

Here’s the Best Resume paper for Actors – 8X10 size – save 80+ hours a year

For years now I’ve been cutting my daughter’s resume paper from the 8×11.5 standard paper size down to the required 8×10 size, on a cutting board, then stapling her photo to the back of the resume. Day after day, week after week. Sometimes it wouldn’t cut so perfectly and I’d have to start over. Until, one day, a great friend, who also has a daughter that is an actress, found this…

actress

Hearing a No after an Audition – Cinnamon or Nutmeg?

So, your child got a “No” -OR- they never heard back on a “Callback” they auditioned for? How common is this? Hearing a no after an audition is very common. In fact, you probably are either used to this by now OR if your child is just getting into acting please be prepared that there will be a lot of Nos. That is not coming at all from a negative place,…

avocado super food for child actors

5 Power Foods for Child Actors – they should eat every day

If you are not already feeding the below 6 power foods to your child actor or young actress, you may want to consider doing so as snacks or mixing them into smoothies or other recipes as meals. These should be eaten everyday, and if not possible, have them eat them often. These 5 items have proven time and time again to have huge benefits for your child’s overall health, growth, mental state,…