The 22 year old actress Jennifer Lawrence who was in both The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook is very likely to be a celebrity role model for our teens. After all, she has already achieved success and is an attractive and inspiring young woman. The teens like her. I know. They talk about her and they tell me.
I am concerned, however, that if she doesn’t stay grounded that she may follow the path of celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Brittany Spears. In an effort to make this less likely I am hoping that:
1. Jennifer develops interests and passions outside of acting so that she has something that she looks forward to when her career goes through inevitable ups and downs.
2. I hope that she develops an excellent support group to see her through what may be a tumultuous career full of temptation.
3. Perhaps, she can consider using her fame to do charitable work as this is always a great source of gratification.
Talk to your teens about this because they too need to develop strategies to stay grounded.