I was just reading thet Susan Boyle, the runner up on Britain's Got Talent, has entered a clinic as she's suffering from emotional exhaustion.
As everyone knows, Susan was the 48 year old who had learning disabilities, caused from oxygen depravation at birth. She had claimed to never have been kissed.
She made it all the way to the finals of the competition and ended up runner up. The exposure and the pressure from competition evidentually took it's toll.
In this case, is reality television worth it?
Several years ago American Idol held auditions in Cleveland. Our son Adam wanted to try out for the competition. As the readers of my wife's currently inactive blog know, our son suffers from bipolar disorder. As far as his singing is concerned, he is very talented. But as a concerned parent, I could not, with a clear concience, let him go to the auditions. At the time, he wasn't diagnosed yet with bipolar disorder, but was having seizures caused by stress.
Being raked over the coals by Simon Cowell, might have had devastating effects. I am not a stage parent though I want the best for my kids.