03-24-2002, 10:53 AM
Paul was on a show called Child Stars last night on A&E. I've seen him before on talk shows dealing with this subject and he always says he got into show biz "because my mom was bigger than me." He has an organization that tries to help people who were stars as kids but don't know where to turn now for help. Over the years other child performers have come forward to say their success caused them a lot of problems. Quite a few blame their parents for pushing them into it and then stealing the money that the kids made. Even now I wonder when I hear that a child's parent has given up their job to become the kids "manager". It seems like the parent can't wait to live off the child.