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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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Review of The Hollywood Parent’s Guide Book by Bonnie J. Wallace, mother of Dove Cameron

The Hollywood Parent’s Guide Book, by Bonnie J. Wallace, the mother of actress, Dove Cameron, is a new resource book that is a game-changer for all parents of actors. It will save you time, money, and help you in more ways than you could ever imagine, no matter where you and your child are on this acting journey. For me….First night, I could not put the book down, and had to…

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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 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 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…