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More Parents Are Entering Their Children Into Modeling to Help Pay the Bills

Would You Enlist Your Child's Talent to Pay the Bills?

No doubt about it, some families have been faced with some tough times during our recession. The jobless rate keeps rising causing many children to claim homeless status or opt out of extracurricular activities. So what if their beauty or talent could earn the family a roof over their heads or pay for their schooling? It seems many moms and pops are turning to their tots to help foot the bill. Mothers who might not normally enter their babe into a modeling competition are taking head shots and driving to auditions with dreams of childhood stardom. While some criticize the parents for putting their babies to task, others say the actions are harmless and even beneficial. What say you?

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bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
I wouldn't force my kid to do anything, it would be his/her choice on any extracurricular activity.
EvieJ EvieJ 7 years
I wouldn't. I know some child stars grow up to be relatively normal, but how many don't? If my daughter wants to act, she can do local productions, she doesn't have to go to Hollywood or Broadway to do it. And truthfully - how many of these babies and children are going to make much money?
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
well no, I would not put a baby in show business. If she wanted to audition for a professional play or something at age 7 I guess I would let her. :shrug: Some kids love stuff like that. I would not pay the bills with it though, it would go into a trust fund for her.
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