Although some may argue that several child stars have gone on to have stable and successful careers as adults, our contention here is that a lot of celebrities who were exposed to the limelight at a young age become scarred for life by their early success and fame and tend to compensate for the childhood they were deprived of during their later years in life. There is a central notion that there seems to be a mysterious curse surrounding child stars. These young celebrities are often described as having ‘too much too young’ or being ‘scarred for life’ by success (WLVDialogue, 2009). According to Dr. Jane O’Connor (2009), an expert in child stars at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Education, child stars lack the routine that most children usually benefit from. They often struggle to have a childhood due to the high demands of the show business lifestyle.
The intensity of it varies from place to place. For example, France is well known to respects the lives of celebrities and their kids, while other places like Hollywood try to even make conflict with them. (“What is Paparazzi?”) Media attention can affect everyone's life from celebrities and their families to ourselves. “We have a love-hate relationship,” says Halle Berry. “I need them, and they need me.”(“Halle Berry Testifies for Strong Paparazzi Laws”) This is how most celebrities view their jobs, but others lean more to a specific side.
Even though some parents believe Hollywood has a positive impact on their children most believe otherwise. Children can develop health problems from having a celebrity role model; such as, anorexia, self-harm, or self-esteem issues. Youth do this to obtain that celebrity look of ‘perfection’. Celebrities act as role models for youth throughout the nation and they should live up to it. Hollywood creates a false sense of security.
At first it seems to your child is developing himself, he joins social activities, he gains more confident and he is good at communication with people. Then the moment comes and your child be famous thanks to his talent. Parents may think their children will be at a better position and thet encourage them without thinking the future but thus they just push their children into the unknown. The entertainment industry is not for kids because they do not know how to entertain others other than entertaining themselves because as stated in the book How to Live the Good Life by Commander Edward Whitehead “An educated man has been defined as one who can entertain himself, one who can entertain another, and one who can entertain a new idea.” a child is at developing age and he is not an educated man. If a child is talented, he can improve that talent, get polished, until the right age comes then he can start entertain others.
Children are influenced left and right by role models all across the world in ways that could have a positive or negative impact on them. A role model is a person whose success or unsuccess is impacted by people, especially children. Celebrities often times become role models without even choosing to be because of the social media. For example, even turning on the television for two minutes you can hear all the negative things that these celebrities have done. These public figures should not be considered role models because they influence poor decision making, they can lower children's self esteem, and while children rely on celebrities, parents should be their role models.
It is common for parents to want their kids to have better lives and more opportunities than they did. Parents are progressively beginning to train their children in a sport at a young age so as to be better than their parents were, go farther than their parents did, or be the best on the team. This isn’t an unnatural desire, most parents want the best for their kids, but when it comes to beauty pageants, there is often an adverse effect. Nowadays, most kids are placed in beauty pageants before they can even walk. Their parents dress them up in baby gowns and tuxedos, even put makeup on them.
Role Models Children are influenced left and right by role models all across the world in ways which people look up to. A role model is a person whose success or unsuccess is impacted by people especially children. Celebrities get all different types of generalization, through the public and media which could make or break their career. For example, even turning on the television for two minutes you can hear all the negative things that these celebrities have done. These public figures should not be considered role models because they influence weak disciplinary acts, they can lower children's self esteem, and while children rely on celebrities, parents should be their role models.
One parent will spend this much money and then the next parent will go spend even more money and it just keeps going. The public refers to these youth sports as the new keeping up with the Joneses. Parents are spending big bucks now to believe the more money they spend now, the more likely their kid will get a college scholarship later on. The article reveals, “The number of children playing a team sport is falling, with experts blaming a parent-driven focus on elite travel clubs, specialization in one sport, and pursuit of scholarships for hurting the country’s youth sports leagues” (Rosenwald). Although this money spending train has made youth sports a large industry, many children are starting to hate sports because of the amount of pressure their parents put on them.
Money has become increasingly more important to the people of America and is often the cause of judgment and ridicule, particularly among children and adolescents. Lewis Lapham states that America surpasses all other countries in regards to the “pursuit of money” and that people fail to notice the internal good qualities of others. Celebrities are a main example of this, as fans notice their riches, clothing, and other material objects before their personality and beliefs. In addition, children in middle and high school, particularly those who are not required to wear uniforms, are highly critical of each other based on wealth and clothing choices. All over the magazines, newspapers, and television, there are reports of what each celebrity is purchasing and wearing.
In spite of all the public meltdowns, violent behaviors, drug addictions, and bad relationships millions of young Americans view celebrities as having “the good life”. [Why are you listing so many?] This leads to many young Americans as having a false idea that all you have to do is act sexy, demand privileges and party and you too can find happiness like these celebrities. In Psychology Today, writer Carlin Flora suggests that our fascination with celebrity is a cultural