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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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Tyler Perry Speaks to How to Make A Dream, A Reality – The 2 Secrets to it All

My daughter and I just watched Tyler Perry’s video on Success and Achieving your Dreams. I never knew he was told NO hundreds of times for his first main play he wrote and then heard many Nos beyond that too. Did you? I never knew his real story, and now I do, and we are grateful to take away the below 2 Major Secrets to achieve a dream. Many of us really…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Dreams without Goals, Remain Dreams – Denzel Empowering Actors to Succeed

I’ve watched this Denzel video with my daughter, who is a young actress, no less than 10 times. We discuss it together each time, as there are a lot of important messages. Denzel Washington gives his heart here. Watch with your child and empower yourselves. Denzel does mention God in this, which is fine by us. Please note, if you do not believe in God or you believe in another higher power, or…