“Clean your room, do your homework, and dodge the paparazzi.” Have you ever wondered what life would be like raising a successful child actor? Stardom Happens gives you all the information you need to help your child get into the business and have a positive experience while acting. Candy Bennici and her son Taran Noah Smith, who played the youngest son on a hit show for eight years, use their experiences, both good and bad, to help you and your child successfully navigate the fun but sometimes treacherous world of entertainment. First you will learn the basics of entering the world of acting, such as finding an agent, creating a resume, working with photographers, and surviving the dreaded auditions. Handling finances, schooling, and expectations on the set are just a few more of the topics covered. Then, with personal insight and occasional humor, Candy and Taran bring you into the world of child stardom and show you how to avoid the everyday problems fame can bring.. How do you deal with producers who donʼt understand children? What do you do with mounds of fan mail? Should you help with charities? How do you make personal appearances fun? And, most important, how do you keep your child grounded and safe? Whether you have a future child actor or are just curious about the entertainment business, Stardom Happens will answer your questions and help you create a positive experience for the whole family.