If everyone says "your kid looks like a million dollars", or your kid keeps receiving compliments about looking good and loves to pose for camera and pictures. However, as any concerned parent, you would have many doubts and questions looming over your head.
Why should I send my kid to modeling?
Apart from the obvious the fame and money, kids modeling gets you to be comfortable in your skin. You feel good and confident about your body and look, which is ever so important. Especially when you observe the most successful people, they all exhibit one trait in common, Confidence. This perhaps the greatest development your kid will go through. Another process of development is the gaining of work experience from a young age itself. At a young age, children are undergoing their formative years and are able to learn a lot and will carry the lesson they gain throughout their entire life. The experiences of working with professional photographs and agency staff will definitely rub off on them.
How do I know my kid is 'model material'?
Parents have an unspoken duty to identify their children's talents and harness that potential for them. First, it is important to know what makes a model. A model is not just someone who 'looks good' but is someone who is photogenic, camera friendly and has a face that appeals to the mass audience. It is also necessary to speak with the eyes, what that means is that he or she must have an expressive face that is able to express various different emotions.
What kind of commitment must my kid and I make?
It is possible to juggle work and studies with modeling however it must also be known that kids modeling assignments can be on any time of the day or during weekdays, hence it might be the case where your kid might need to go down to a shoot after school and as a parent you might need to take some time off to assist your kid in this process. It requires some level of sacrifice of time and a certain commitment to achieve. However, in most cases, you can liaise with your Bookers to arrange time slots that are convenient for you.
Will it affect studies?
You can think of it as a co-curricular activity. A kid is sometimes involved in more than one such activity and still sees good grades. More than that, it's a time where the family can come together and support the kid for the shoot ad, taking it as a family activity.
Will it put too much pressure on my Kid?
This is the most important questions. As a kid, the interest lies in playing video games and running around the playground and not so much of posing patiently and waiting for their photographs to be taken. Beyond patience and commitment, a kid must enjoy the modeling process and truly love the when their photos are shared and viewed by the public. If they like everything about modeling it no longer becomes work which puts pressure, but rather an enjoyable hobby.
If your kid is passionate, then there is no better age to start than when young, and who knows they may grow up to be the next Tyra Banks.