Shared this post in my facebook group yesterday and think it will resonant with many of you so decided to post here today:
we all have to start somewhere. this is me aged 3 in my first theatre roll. i was playing the ugly duckling at my local theatre.. these days kids have everything instantly available. the world in the palm of their hands. they are also surrounded by reality tv ... being ‘successful’ on a tv talent show could potentially make them a lot of money and bring them a level of fame they have always dreamt of.
what these shows don’t show the years of practice that the most successful contestants on these shows put in on order to achieve everything they do. they haven’t just rocked up to the x-factor and made it.
i speak to many kids (and parents too) who don’t want to do ‘small local’ shows. these are the shows that will make them!
so encourage your child to dream big and remind them that success isn’t achieved over night... that beautiful swan started off as an ugly duckling and that mega pop star started singing in their local church ...xx. ps: if you haven’t already joined my group... head on over. link in bio.