Shaz and Trace are the loveable stars of comedy webseries Stage Mums. They will stop at nothing to make their super talented teen daughters famous.

Here they share some great, tongue in cheek advice, for other Stage Mums out there:

  1. It’s never too early to start dance lessons! If they can walk, enrol them now, cos you can bet your bottom dollar all the four-wheel-driving-mothers of the world have already started their kids!!!
  2. If your kid keeps getting shoved to the back row in all her dance classes, try giving the teacher a box of chocolates and a glowing shoutout on facebook or insti. It works a treat.
  3. Although we love the goss and reading everyone elses, ya have to remember Facebook is not a journal. Use private messages instead! PS: screenshot the best goss and message it to your bestie.
  4. Apparently youse need to watch out for scams, dodgy agents and castings in the film industry!! Who’d have thunk that?
  5. If your kid gets an audition and it says minimal makeup and natural hair, don’t follow the crowd! HOLY CRAPBALLS, you want your kid to stand out, so BIG hair and FULL makeup is essential. And for goodness sake don’t forget the eyelashes!
  6. When heading on set with your kid, make sure you dress up and take the opportunity to talk to the director so they realise how awesome your kid is…you never know… you might just end up in front of the camera too.
  7. If you’re posting on instagram or facey, make sure you use an app to make your photo look good. Remove all your spots, blemishes and lumps cos you know full well everyone will be judging you.
  8. Stick all your Facebook friends in lists so you can keep track of who’s who. Our faves are the NOOKS (Not Of Our Kind), FOMOS (Fear Of Missing Out) and LOYALS.
  9. If your kid’s school fees cost more than your dance, acting, modelling, and vocal tuition fees then you’ve got the balance all wrong. Be sure to add more classes like auditioning, sword fighting or mermaid school.
  10. A triple threat kid is not enough. Aim for your child to be a quadruple threat: they need to sing, dance, act and look shit hot too!

Hope these tips helped all the stage mums out there!

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  • Nope, never been a stage mum. Aren’t they over bearing and fanatical, pushing their kids into stuff they themselves failed at as kids???


  • Thanks ladies for all your wonderful comments. I have gone on to develop these tips in to some How To viodeos. Have a look at this one “How to be a Shithot Stage MUm”. Hope it gives you a giggle ;)


  • Ive seen stuff like this on tv, it seems so bizarre and unnatural


  • well and cleverly written article


  • LOL.. this is actually quite funny!


  • Some state mums need to take a step back, let the kids do it is they like it,mint push them


  • Thanks ,y daughter is already attending dance lessons!!


  • I agree on letting them be kids!


  • tips for stage mums


  • Hahahaha. Yes it really is a thing and some of them really are like Shaz and Trace in my web series Stage Mums. http://www.stagemums.com
    That is why I wrote this article. Hope it made you giggle :)


  • really is stage mums a thing?

    • Oops I meant to reply here….Hahahaha. Yes it really is a thing and some of them really are like Shaz and Trace in my web series Stage Mums. http://www.stagemums.com
      That is why I wrote this article. Hope it made you giggle :)


  • I have a stage mum friend and all I can say is it’s definitely not for me!


  • here’s one tip for stage mums – let them be kids and do not try and live your life through them


  • Got my little man enrolled to start singing/dancing/acting (just generally running around having fun) classes next term. He’s the friendliest little drama queen extrovert ever. He’s going to love it :)


  • There is indeed a fine line between supporting your kids and being an overbearing pushy Stage Mum. That is what I find so amusing and is what, after years of living in the industry, prompted me to create the web series “Stage Mums”. I’m loving that so many of you Mums are reading my post and commenting. Thanks so much for taking the time not only to read my words but to leave comments, and please do check out the series at http://www.stagemums.com :)


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