All parents think their kid is the greatest thing since sliced bread…and they should! However, are you able to be objective when it comes to your kid’s talent, whether it’s singing, dancing, or acting? If your honest answer is yes, without being prejudiced, you must make sure that whatever your child tries to accomplish, it can be attainable. Many times, parents put their child in a situation (like trying out for the LEAD of a television show) when they really should be the second or third lead in the show. Maybe they’re not ready.
And, kids, are you able to have a clear picture of your ability and talent? Look around at other kids in music, theater arts, film, television, even sports. Can you honestly say that your talent is comparable to those surrounding you or better? Kids, you must be confident in your response and able to answer the question truthfully. Kids, try to be realistic. As much as you may want the lead role, it is not a bad thing to play the second lead. Many times, kids auditioning for the lead end up having two lines in a show. This might not seem much but they are more likely to do an amazing job! It’s better to be good at a smaller role instead of mediocre in the starring role.
Dray genuinely wants the best for all talented kids out there. However, when you Skype with me, I’m honest (like Simon Cowell) but I can help lead parents and their kids to becoming exactly how they truly envision their talent and ability to be.