Every parent wants the best for their child, whether it’s working in the talent industry or pursuing other interests. An important component of that success is having a solid educational background, but pursuing one doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the other. It might, however, mean a balancing act between jobs and keeping up with school.
For those who are just starting out, there are methods that parents can use to keep their children modeling and in school at the same time. Our goal is to help you keep the balance between education and realizing you and your child’s dream.
In the past, the best entrance to the talent industry depended on where you live. Now, with the CMS platform, there are no limits. Having your child’s online profile available to potential employers saves you and your child the time and expense of traveling to industry hubs for cattle call auditions, therefore leaving more time to focus on schoolwork and after school activities. You and your child can also research your local area to get a feel for the opportunities and auditions nearest you. Local modeling work will provide your child with experience and help keep him or her from missing school.
If your child gets to the point in their career where traveling is necessary, missing school might be required, however, there are some things that can be done to make sure they don’t fall behind. The easiest and most effective thing you can do is work together with your children’s teachers, as they may provide assignments to your child that can be completed on the go.
Imagine your child gets booked for a TV series, movie, or another job that has weekly call times that may interfere with your child’s school schedule. If this happens, the company may provide a studio teacher to ensure your child is completing their assignments. There are other options for ensuring their education as well, like independent study for the semester, home schooling, and online school. There are even some professional schools like Brighton Hall in Los Angeles, who lets kids out earlier in the day than other schools so they can get to work on time. It is critical to keep up with school, even if they need to study for 20 minutes between scenes!
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