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17 11, 2012

COUNSELOR’s CORNER: ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Anxiety! Top 7 Tips for Helpful and Healthy Holiday Strategies

By | November 17th, 2012|Categories: RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

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