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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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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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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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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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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,…

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3 Main Tips – Child Actor to Adult Actor – with happiness and success

Here are the 3 most important things you need to do to make sure your child is pursuing acting for all of the right reasons and that you, as the parent of the actor, are making sure that their happiness and balance in life, are in check. These are also the things that will help your child actor to adult actor transition in a smooth, happy, successful way. The below 3…

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How to raise a bright, humble and grounded child actor

Below we summarize an article written by Karen Brailsford on how to raise your child actor so they do not end up like Lindsay Lohan, by giving you the top 5 things to do as the parent of a child actor. This is probably the best article I have read in a while on this important topic. Karen has raised her own actress who started acting in commercials at age 4 and…

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Raising a happy successful Child Actor – the top 10 things that may surprise you

Below are the top 10 surprising things that you may not know just yet and you should know, as the parent of a professional child actor or child actress. These are tips and recommendations that will help in raising a happy successful child actor. The most surprising child actor tips have come from countless, long, but hugely enjoyable hours. I’ve spent a lot of time in acting workshops, classrooms, and heard from parents of actors. I’ve also been…