Parent Perspective: The learning never ends…

Parent Perspective: The learning never ends...

Here’s the thing, Moms & Dads: When you have a child who passionately loves something so much that it becomes an integral part of her very soul, you aren’t just a chauffeur to evening classes and rehearsals, or a line-running partner, or a volunteer during tech week. You’re engulfed in the passion, too. And that passion changes us all.

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Growth from Failure

Growth from Failure

The lessons we take from so-called “failure” can be fundamental to later success, and trust me, I used to be quite successful at failing. I tried everything from ice-skating and horseback riding to softball and basketball. I felt defeated constantly and thought, “Well, what the heck am I supposed to do now?”

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Life Skills: Modeling Gratitude

Life Skills: Modeling Gratitude

As we head into the busy holiday season, crowded schedules and numerous obligations sometimes force us to turn on autopilot…and turn off our awareness. These are just a few simple ways you can pause the hectic chaos, remind yourself what truly matters, and give thanks to those around you.

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Life Skills: Failing Well

Life Skills: Failing Well

With the unlimited stream of ‘perfect’ on social media, I see students (and let’s be honest… parents) under an incredible amount of pressure. But I think one of the most valuable life skills we work on at the Acting Studio is when we address the fear of failure.

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Life Skills: How to Recover

Life Skills: How to Recover

Once we get to the level where we have the courage to be imperfect and take bold risks, we learn another valuable lesson: Sometimes we succeed… and sometimes we don’t. In fact, sometimes we fall flat on our faces, and it hurts. What we need to learn next is how to get back up again.

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