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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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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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Don’t take it personally – audition tips for child actors – casting directors are humans

This post is inspired by the words I heard out of the mouth of a young actor last week, over the phone. This child actor is a distant cousin of mine’s first born child (wow…that was a long one to type), and they had called me for acting advice and my opinion on a few things related to acting. She’s starting to get more auditions. The advice I gave to her and…

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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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Benefits of acting training for kids – it’s not just for acting

I was just in deep discussion, with a dad, who has teenage daughter who wanted to be an actress when she was younger with all of her heart, but she did not pursue it… He told me she had expressed a huge interest in acting, when she was in elementary school. She did take dance when she was younger and still does, but he and his wife never put her into acting training because they felt…

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Parents of child actors – Listen Actively – Be Patient – Be Polite – Be Respectful

Parents of child actors, when your child actor is working with other acting professionals, listen to them “Actively”. Be Patient. Let them guide you. Be polite. Be respectful. Obvious, maybe? But not everyone is doing this. These life-skills and etiquette you need to use with other acting professionals may seem obvious, but they are not to some people. So, I feel it’s important to lay some of this out for those that may…