Just in time for Mother’s Day, Caroline and her mom, Karen, at down with Parenting OC to chat family values and staying grounded in the entertainment industry.
Shining Principles from the Sunshines
“With Mom as her mentor, Disney Star Caroline Sunshine is a showbiz kid with staying power!”
The entertainment industry is not always kind, and anyone who pursues a career in the field is going to face a lot of rejection. The Sunshines have made it a point that when Caroline faces a rejection that really bums her out, she has 24-hours to wallow. After that, she has to move on. Karen explains that otherwise, if she spends days and weeks dwelling on a missed opportunity, acting no longer becomes fun — and if it’s not fun, they do not want her doing it.
Everyone Gets Some Sun
Caroline’s parents make it a point to make all the kids in the family feel special. The entire family celebrates all accomplishments equally — whether it’s nabbing a movie role or doing exceptionally well in lacrosse, the siblings all go to each others’ games and events and no one child is ever overly celebrated or talked about.
The Sunshines spend a lot of time in the car, going to and from LA. Instead of dreading that time, the Sunshines use it to their advantage and take the time to talk to Caroline and see how she’s feeling and get her thoughts and opinions. Karen believes that time has helped their communication, and therefore has strengthened their relationship.
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