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1 12, 2015

Counselors Corner: Child Actors Handling Audition Rejection

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: Audition Tips, Auditions, THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner, THE HOLLYWOOD LIFE|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Child Actors Handling Audition Rejection & Anxiety was an article Hollywood Mom Blog originally posted 5 years ago - but it's just as appropriate today.  You get the call. Your agent says "Your daughter is perfect for it," or "Your son is exactly what they are looking for."  You and your child both begin to

1 11, 2010

Child Star Demi Lovato Enters Rehab For Cutting and Eating Disorder, Quits Jonas Brothers Tour

By | November 1st, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Child Star Demi Lovato Enters Rehab For Cutting and Eating Disorder, Quits Jonas Brothers Tour

According to TMZ and E online, top paid television child/teen star andDisney star Demi Lovato has dropped out of an international concert tour with the Jonas Brothers while in Peru in order to check into a treatment center to seek help for "emotional and physical issues." Per the Associated Press, a person familiar with the situation

24 05, 2010

Counselors Corner: Do Child & Teen Actors Abuse Drugs & Alcohol More Often Than Other Kids?

By | May 24th, 2010|Categories: THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Counselors Corner: Do Child & Teen Actors Abuse Drugs & Alcohol More Often Than Other Kids?

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

14 05, 2010

Counselors Corner: The Top 10 Signs of Eating Disorders in Kids & Teens

By | May 14th, 2010|Categories: THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Counselors Corner: The Top 10 Signs of Eating Disorders in Kids & Teens

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”

28 04, 2010

West Coast Counseling Center Addresses HMB’s Concerns About Child Actors

By | April 28th, 2010|Categories: Parents of Child Actors, THE HOLLYWOOD LIFE|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The Hollywood Mom Blog is proud to welcome our newest contributors Jody Frank, LCSW and Cindy Busto, LCSW of the West Coast Counseling Center.  In the wake of so many recent child actor tragedies, as HMB's editor I felt it was time to seek the input of professionals to answer some of the unique questions