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Lessons from Child Stardom

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Mara Wilson decided to leave her acting career behind. (courtesy: marawilsonwritesstuff.com)

Pop culture watchers speculate we may be watching a child star implode. Is Justin Bieber falling apart or just making the mistakes many young people make but on a bigger stage? Stephen Quinn talks about why some child stars fail to transition into normal adulthood with a the child actor who starred in Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Miracle on 34th Street, Mara Wilson.

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