Archive for 'The Counselors Corner'
Posted on 01. Dec, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
There is no shortage of stories about American child actors whose lives have spiraled out of control or of the tragic lives of former child stars as adults. On a weekly basis, we read about a volatile young performer whose issues are laid bare for all to see and hear. For instance, in October, 14 [...]
COUNSELOR’s CORNER: ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Anxiety! Top 7 Tips for Helpful and Healthy Holiday Strategies
Posted on 17. Nov, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year in which we come together with loved ones, expressing gratitude, exchanging gifts and sharing hopes for the future. Regrettably, many of us miss out on the happiness that the holidays have to offer, as the season is known for triggering anxiety and depression. Shopping for [...]
Posted on 10. Jul, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Dear Jody and Cindy, How can I teach my child to survive auditions, especially when he she doesn’t get the part? You get the call. Your agent says “She’s perfect for it,” or “He is exactly what they are looking for.” You and your child both begin to fantasize that this is the call you’ve [...]
Posted on 24. May, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Dear Jody and Cindy, Are child actors more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than the general public or do we just hear about them more because they are famous? Dad of 2, Sherman Oaks, CA Child actors tend to be exposed earlier to drugs and alcohol due to the abundance and accessibility of substances [...]
Posted on 14. May, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Dear Jody & Cindy, Why are eating disorders so rampant in the entertainment industry? Does this only affect girls? Concerned Mom There are several reasons eating disorders are prevalent in the entertainment industry and while more common for girls, boys can also suffer from this disorder: Competition: The pressure to be “skinny enough,” “pretty enough” [...]