I think its wonderful that you are encouraging your children to be active in the arts. Acting programs like the one I run are fabulous at providing children with not only interaction with peers may not otherwise meet but also gives the practice with listening, analyzing, and other communication skillsets. It's great to give kids a diverse experience to the arts so they can not only learn a skill but hone a unqiue way of expressing themselves through life. That's what I do, I help kids have fun and help them build skillsets. So I hope you understand why I got miffed and annoyed when you asked how many of my students go on to book commercials become professional actors and took the majority of our converation to tell me about your own acting experience rather than the needs of your child. That's a huge red flag that many of us teachers have seen before.

Children are not dolls. They are not toys. They are not avatars for you to get a second chance at your own unfulfilled dreams or life failures. They are little people with their own autonomy, who often desparately need their own experience of being a kid. I get it, you say you want the best for your kids, and I believe you mean that. But what you did is put me in a difficult situation. Over the years, I've developed a rule to not accept students with parents like you. We won't be a good fit together because we disagree on what's best for your children. I will not be party to the commodification of your child or the programming of unhealthy behaviors into them.

May I suggest enrolling your children in a painting program instead?