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How does being exposed to fame early on change the way children express themselves? Illustration by (c) Reset Fest Inc, Canada


Episode 8: Lights, Camera, Child Influencer

Can fame and money at a young age complicate a child’s relationship with their parents?

On this episode of Why This Now? by Re:Set, we discover what it’s like to be the parent of a child internet personality.

Jai Catalano, who runs a family YouTube channel and Nisha Topwal, mother of influencer Anantya Anand take us on the other side of the camera to share their experiences with their children being in the public eye, dealing with criticism, and how they strike a balance in their kids’ school, online activity and social lives. We also have counselling psychologist Dr. Lavina Ahuja, who throws light on the changes in power dynamics in such families, what happens when money enters the picture, the dependency on external validation, and the effects of social media on young minds.


Host: Aakanksha Tangri 
Writer: Akanksha Mishra
This is a Maed in India production.
Audio Engineer & Editor: Kartik Kulkarni
Producer: Mae Mariyam Thomas
Assistant Producer: Husein Haveliwala

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