Staying On Track With School: Tips for Child Actor Parents
Having your child pursue their acting dreams can be a thrilling and exciting moment for both the parents and the kid. It can be really easy to get caught up in the whirlwind that is Hollywood. Going for auditions, doing modeling shoots, being on set, learning scripts, maintaining appearances can be both exhilarating and exhausting.
It is the parents’ job to make sure that their child actor remains in good health and spirits. One thing that can be particularly hard to deal with for a child actor’s parent is maintaining a balance between their acting career and their education.
Without a doubt, getting a sound education is an extremely important part of your child’s life. So how do you make sure that your child is focusing well on both acting and school? Here are a few helpful tips.
Make Sure They’re Getting Enough Rest
Balancing both schoolwork and scripts can be very exhausting for children who can tire out easily. Sleep deprivation and exhaustion will not only lead to underperforming on the sets, but in school as well. It can also end up compromising your child’s immune system, leading to sickness. Make sure your kid is well-rested and not stressed out.
Ensure a Healthy Diet
A healthy and balanced diet is the fuel on which our body works. If your child is not getting proper sustenance to get them through the day, they’ll have no energy to focus. It is important to limit calories such as sweets and junk food and incorporate healthier food items in their diet. But don’t cut out treats completely, as that too can be extreme for kids.
Keep Communications Open With the School and Teachers
Consult and talk with your child’s school and teachers in advance so that they can provide a more supportive environment to your child. Missing school because of auditions or on-going shoots might not be excused by the school administration as valid. Make sure you have a proper channel of communication open so that everyone is on the same page. You can also look at alternative education options such as special schools for actors or home tutors.
Maintain a Good Routine
Having a good routine in place can really help your child regulate their school work and acting workload. The important thing is to not let one thing cross over to the other. Keep both of them separate and schedule different time periods for both so that your child has an easier time managing the two.
About Gavin Warren
All set to play a career-defining lead role in upcoming horror movie The Descendant, Gavin Warren is a talented child actor that has various role credits to his name. With an impressive resume, he is an upcoming child actor Hollywood.