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#80650 Feb 18, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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That's what I did. Fancy?
Seems more old fashioned and basic to me. That's how we fixed it when I was a kid.

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#80651 Feb 18, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Alice Cooper was more of a grown up when he became famous. Makes a difference. Other than Shirley Temple and maybe the Olsen twins, which child stars grew up to be sober productive and well grounded? Not many. It is easier to name teh ones who did not.
Neil Patrick Harris
Joseph Gordon Levitt

That's only two I can think of. They are rare.

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#80652 Feb 18, 2013
Oh: Molly RIngwold and Jon Cryer, too.

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#80653 Feb 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Oh: Molly RIngwold and Jon Cryer, too.
Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson.
Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall turned out ok even though both had substance issues, but they did rehab. They didn't implode like a lot of child stars, so I think they count.

Sorry you got me on a Breakfast Club train.

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Since: Mar 09

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#80654 Feb 18, 2013
And, can I just give an honorable mention to Todd Bridges? Yeah he went off the tracks for a while (what's with the train thing today?) but he got his shi7 together. <nod>

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Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80655 Feb 18, 2013
Heh, so apparently my MIL was cool with my SIL being engaged because she didn't understand what all that entailed.

J and I took her out to lunch on Saturday and we were talking about it. MIL: "Well...it's not like she has a ring or anything." Us: "Yes, she does. He ordered it and it came in the week after they were in town to announce the engagement. There's pictures up on Facebook and everything." (I don't know how she missed that, she lives on FB)

MIL: "It's not...like...real, is it?" Me: "Yes, it's a nice little diamond. Not super expensive, but respectable. She's got it insured."

MIL: "Well...they said they were going to wait a while." Us: "Yeah...by 'wait' they meant a year and a half. They're looking to get married before their junior year. Summer 2014."

Then she starts asking questions about how that will work and we tell her they'd get an apartment in one of the "married" apartment buildings. And that's when she started crying.:-/

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Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80656 Feb 18, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
And, can I just give an honorable mention to Todd Bridges? Yeah he went off the tracks for a while (what's with the train thing today?) but he got his shi7 together. <nod>
I can't believe he's the only one left.

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#80657 Feb 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Neil Patrick Harris
Joseph Gordon Levitt
That's only two I can think of. They are rare.
Many of those who didn't stay in the business did much better than those who remained in it.
Ron and Clint Howard have done great. The Howard family was in show business, and the parents were grounded and didn't let the boys get twisted up.
Jeannie Russell (Margaret in Dennis the Menace)became a chiropractor.
Paul Petersen from the Donna Reed Show has been involved in helping kids in show business.
What I've noticed is the amount of eft up the kids are, seems to be in direct proportion to how eft up the parents are.

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#80658 Feb 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Heh, so apparently my MIL was cool with my SIL being engaged because she didn't understand what all that entailed.
J and I took her out to lunch on Saturday and we were talking about it. MIL: "Well...it's not like she has a ring or anything." Us: "Yes, she does. He ordered it and it came in the week after they were in town to announce the engagement. There's pictures up on Facebook and everything." (I don't know how she missed that, she lives on FB)
MIL: "It's not...like...real, is it?" Me: "Yes, it's a nice little diamond. Not super expensive, but respectable. She's got it insured."
MIL: "Well...they said they were going to wait a while." Us: "Yeah...by 'wait' they meant a year and a half. They're looking to get married before their junior year. Summer 2014."
Then she starts asking questions about how that will work and we tell her they'd get an apartment in one of the "married" apartment buildings. And that's when she started crying.:-/
I don't get it. Everything you said to her seems blatantly obvious to me. Did she think this was just a phase and wasn't actually going to happen?

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#80659 Feb 18, 2013
I called to get an appointment with a rheumotologist, and there's a cancellation at 2 p.m. on Wednesday! I'm in!

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#80660 Feb 18, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>Many of those who didn't stay in the business did much better than those who remained in it.
Ron and Clint Howard have done great. The Howard family was in show business, and the parents were grounded and didn't let the boys get twisted up.
Jeannie Russell (Margaret in Dennis the Menace)became a chiropractor.
Paul Petersen from the Donna Reed Show has been involved in helping kids in show business.
What I've noticed is the amount of eft up the kids are, seems to be in direct proportion to how eft up the parents are.
Danica McKellar
Mayim Bialik
Johnny Galecki
Kaley Cuoco
Sara Gilbert

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#80661 Feb 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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I can't believe he's the only one left.
Right?

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#80662 Feb 18, 2013
The whole cast of Facts of Life...

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#80663 Feb 18, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Danica McKellar
Mayim Bialik
Sara Gilbert
I took the other two off b/c I don't know their full stories, but these three, including Jodie Foster and Brooke Shields, took a break from acting to focus on their educations.

I think just the fact that getting their education was so important to them says a lot about their being grounded, even though they all ended up back in the biz.

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#80664 Feb 18, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
The whole cast of Facts of Life...
Didn't Blair end up in rehab?

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Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80665 Feb 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I don't get it. Everything you said to her seems blatantly obvious to me. Did she think this was just a phase and wasn't actually going to happen?
She's just...out of it, I guess. In her own weird little world. No wonder she didn't flip the hell out when they told her. She kept saying "I'm still not over her going off to college...and now she's getting *married*?" Uh...she moved out of your house 2+ years ago...

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Since: Sep 09

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#80666 Feb 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I called to get an appointment with a rheumotologist, and there's a cancellation at 2 p.m. on Wednesday! I'm in!
Good deal! Hope it's something that can be managed easily.

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#80667 Feb 18, 2013
Yeah, I admit that the possibility of RA was in the back of my mind but seeing posts here got me kind of nervous.

I thought I was invnicible.

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#80668 Feb 18, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Danica McKellar
Mayim Bialik
Johnny Galecki
Kaley Cuoco
Sara Gilbert
Fred Savage seems to have done okay, too.
They seem to have all had better support systems than many of those from earlier days.
I still say it's a proportional thing of how eft up the parents are.
Seems the screwed up ones had parents who were living through them, or who abandoned them either actually or emotionally.
(Had to google Kaley Cuoco, had no idea who she was)

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#80669 Feb 18, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>Fred Savage seems to have done okay, too.
They seem to have all had better support systems than many of those from earlier days.
I still say it's a proportional thing of how eft up the parents are.
Seems the screwed up ones had parents who were living through them, or who abandoned them either actually or emotionally.
(Had to google Kaley Cuoco, had no idea who she was)
Iknow Fred Savage has been directing.

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