When is it OK to Leave My Child Alone on Set?

  Most parents would prefer to be on set with their kids if given a choice. Kids need support, whether they are just starting their career or are seasoned professionals. In addition to support, there are safety concerns in leaving your child unattended on a set, even...

A Little Love Note for Mother’s Day

It’s the day before Mother’s Day, and I’m writing this from my daughter Dove’s couch. She’s in Vancouver filming Descendants 3, and I’m taking care of her cats while she’s away. Even when our kids grow up and into amazing, independent beings, they still need...

Acting, Storytelling, and Documentaries

Sometimes when you are pursuing an acting career (or you are helping your kid do this) it can feel like waiting to be “chosen.” When will someone see how great you are and give you the role that will launch your career? But waiting to be “chosen” is much less powerful...

Protecting Our Kids from Predators

Predators, sexual harassment, and assault are a danger to our kids both inside and outside of Hollywood. And as uncomfortable as this is to address, ignoring it endangers our kids even more. This past season has been intense—both hard and hopeful. Our society seems to...
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