Do you think wanting your child to be on T.V is a bad thing?

Discussion in Toys, Kids & Baby Stuff started by Tellyv • Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Tellyv

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    I have an exceptional 2 year old that I feel needs to be on T.V and be seen because she is way to smart for her age and I feel like she would make good T.V. Is that a bad thing to say or think about your child?:confused:
     
  2. H.C. Heartland

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    I think it depends on the child's temperament. If your child is naturally charismatic (loves going to people, does not cry easily), then I do not think there would be anything wrong with it. What seems to be a problem with 'stage moms' is the money they invest in their child to do that sort of thing (photos, setting up appointments, etc.) might not come back to them like they hope if their child reaches an age where they can make the decision that they don't want to do it. If you are ready to invest and you are also ready to give up the dream once you see it doesn't 'fit' your child, then I don't think there would be any harm in trying. If your child did want to go into entertainment when they are older, the experience would be able to go on their resume and might help them get some gigs!
     
  3. mariee

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    I don't know. I personally wouldn't do it. At this age she can learn all sorts of things. If she's really smart I don't see why it would be beneficial to have her focus on one thing right now. For me I would let my kid explore all kinds of educational and stimulating activities and then when she's a little older it will be clear what she wants and what her talents are.
     
  4. DrRipley

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    I don't think it's bad as long as you know what you are doing and what you are getting yourselves into. If the child has a gift then it would be much more unfortunate for it to remain undiscovered, in my opinion, but in an industry such as entertainment you'll have to really understand your foundation and stand by it since it is a very tough business riddled with constant disappointment via rejection and fake sincerity.
     
  5. jneanz

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    I live in L.A. and see this often. The best thing for you to do is get educated about the business itself. There are several books on this and this website seems to have information that will prevent your child from getting into a situation and help you protect your money.

    As long as you stay on top of business and keep your child humble, go for it!
     
  6. jneanz

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    Okay, now I don't see the link. Let's try again

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    Also Tyler James Williams mom wrote a book on learning the ropes of show business.

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  7. Corzhens

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    I don't see any negative for having your child on tv especially when the child is talented or extraordinary. But if you prefer a quiet and peaceful life, it is better to send your child to a special school where they can nurture the talents whether in academic, sports or in arts. I have some friends who had the desire for their children to be on tv. In fact, one was my sister-in-law, my husband's youngest sister whose daughter joined a children's beauty contest on tv. And when the daughter lost, it was kind of traumatic for her.
     
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    It's not a bad thing to think or want for your child. I used to want my kid to be a model because she was so photogenic and beautiful. But it's scary the world we live in. People can take your child's image and do all sorts of crazy things with it and you can't do anything about it. I read about a mother posting photos of her kids on instagram and someone took those photos and posted them up on a porn site. I'm very protective now and would rather not do anything like put my kid's image out there for the world to see. Plus I don't want my kid to become a product and do something she doesn't want to do and end up resenting me for putting her in the spotlight when she's older.
     
  9. sidney

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    If your kid wants to be on tv then go ahead and support her, but if she seems not interested, if I were you I'd let it go. It's not right to force a kid to do something that he or she is not genuinely interested in doing.
     
  10. explorerx7

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    If the child is comfortable and enthusiastic about the opportunity, I believe the child should be allowed under strict parental involvement. However if the child is shy and reluctant, it would not be a good thing to try forcing their involvement, because there is the risk of them being psychologically harmed.
     
  11. steph84

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    I wouldn't put my child on TV until they are able to comprehend that they are being filmed. I know some kids do not want to be filmed and when they grow up they feel like their privacy has been invaded. Just film her for yourself and save the Hollywood career for later.
     
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