[quote="StJudePray4Me, post:8, topic:229282"]
No, I wouldn't.
My daughter had an opportunity to attend a Disney casting audition in NYC with a group of girls from a local dance school. I forbade it. I told her not only was it HIGHLY unlikely that anything would come of it (she & the other girls had delusions of becoming the next big star), I told her even if they DID offer her a part in something, she would not be taking it. We would NOT move to make a "career" for an 11-year old, we would NOT allow our child to work, we would NOT surrender our child to the Hollywood machine. I told her, "If you are so talented that you could be famous, then you can go to a Performing arts college and be famous as an adult."
Please do not presume that we all buy into this culture's obsession with celebrity, and wealth.
Yep, I'm also a firm believer in letting the child be a child while the adult does the job of parenting. If the child wants to be rich and famous than they can wait until they grow up.
The one major area where I see Billy Ray as having screwed up was by not taking the reins in Miley's life. He allowed handlers to take over. He never should have allowed that. She was a minor and he was the adult responsible for her. Most of us saw all of this coming years ago. She's walking the same path as Lindsey Lohan and Britany Spears. It's really sad to watch.