This questioned was raised during a recent speaking engagement. As I was asked if Acting Training and/or classes could in fact HELP Kids from 10-16? As, for this is the typical age in which more cases are reported. my Answer: Yes. Reasons why? By studying the human condition, much like a form of therapy, Acting training, when done correctly, can be incredibly accurate and helpful in helping children become more aware of their feelings/emotions. Thus, allowing them to free up, or express it.
Note: Acting classes should be held in an environment where children feel SAFE. The key to a good instructor is, one you and your children trust. Look at credentials, and go with your gut feeling.
Other reasons connected to depression in children is a lack of social network and confidence. Acting training increases their confidence and builds self esteem.
Results: You will find your children more social, more aware, and believe it or not, their grades will most likely increase.
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