Should children be allowed to work in the performing arts?
August 3, 2007 9:05am CST
If children are working they are not spending their time in formal education. Regardless of what kind of work they are doing this deprives them of something so important that we make it compulsory for all children. Although the minimum legal requirements can often be provided by tutors on the set or sports academies it can be hard to keep performance and education in proper balance when one appears to bring so many immediate rewards both in terms of fame and money.
3 Aug 07
Children feel pressure to succeed at an early age, be it in exams, on the school football beach or singing a solo in the choir's christmas concert. While the stress may be greater for a professional child performer this increase is usually proportional to their talent and aptitude giving them a greater ability to deal with the pressure!