JoJo Siwa JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life Review. By Carlos Rodriquez

JoJo Siwa has proven with her book she is more than a singer and dancer. She may also one day be a motivational speaker. Her book indicates she is a great role model girls should follow. By Celebrity Reporter for Junior Hollywood Reporter Carlos Rodriquez.

From Page one this book is a page turner. It is packed with great information all girls should know about Social Media trolls, how to be themselves and accept themselves as well as being a guide parents should be using in today’s society to teach their kids how to be kind to others.
Her book is packed with great Photos of the mini super star and some just have you saying awwwww.
The one stand out in this book is that JoJo praises Abby Lee Miller all through it. She gives credit to Abby for giving her opportunities to be on her shows (AUDC and ALDC Dance Moms)  Something the so called star of the show failed to do.  She never says one thing negative about Abby or her Dance moms family as she calls them instead gives an inside look at what it was like being on both shows.
JoJo shares what time they arrived, The living arrangements, how long it took for the girls to accept her and left out all the negatives we have already seen on the show.  Her book is all about being positive in a negative world and was an excellent read.
JoJo tells about the people behind the camera we never hear about and how wonderful she was treated by all of them.
She gives sound advice on how to build self confidence, what to do if you are being bullied and what to do if you see others being bullied.  The book is just a road map to success for all preteen and teen girls in today’s society but also contains lessons parents should teach their children from birth.
It certainly contains great lessons some of the Dance Moms fandom should not only read by live by.
I don’t want to give away to much of the book but I Just want to rave over and over how good it is. I feel like I know JoJo now after reading her book. She goes into her family dynamics and how they make it work with her and her mom being in CA and her dad and brother being in Wyoming.  She tells how often they fly home or the father and brother fly out. The fans assume they just stayed in CA and abandoned the family and rag on it a lot in groups on social media.  JoJo proves them wrong again. YES GIRL!!
JoJo takes you step by step in her life and I learned a lot I did not know she had been involved in.
She has signed a major contract with Nickelodeon which to this reporter now makes her the most successful Dance moms cast member yet.  Not only is her merchandise flying off the shelves world wide but she just keeps climbing higher and higher up the ladder.
I loved the one sentence JoJo added in her book so nonchalantly that you might miss it.  She said she knows what friends are real friends and which ones want to use her friendship to get jobs. Or something to that affect. That was something I was concerned about seeing recent people pulling on her coat tails who were cruel to her on National TV.
Regardless of what the trolls who think only one star can emerge from this show this one is going to reach the top and have a life time career because she is doing it on talent and not on connections. So they might want to re think that philosophy.
JoJo gives great advice about Trolls.  Do not feed them. If you interact with them it is like taking them to a buffet.  Ignore them. Be kind to them and if all else fails block them.  Do not give them the attention they crave.

I not only suggest all girls read this book I suggest everyone read it. Parents use it as a guide to raising positive kids, kids use it to find out ways to be happy regardless of what others think or say about you and most of all every one use it to learn how to be kind.
All Dance Moms fans should read it. I think  it will give you some insight into what you think goes on.
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When Positive Equals Negative

There is a new drive on for Positive Social Media post. I am all for it. But not when it is immediately made negative by the names used to promote it. By Sabrina Culpepper for Junior Hollywood Reporter.

I recently saw something on Twitter about positive post on Social Media and I was immediately interested in it.  I would love to see more positive post especially from our young celebrities or D list Celebrity wanna be’s anyway.
You see the same ones all the time clinging to A and B listers trying to climb that ladder without earing it. I respect those who earn it but have no time for the tag alongs who use any and Every name out there for recognition.
But to constantly post negative things on social media such as posed of licking your lips and trying to look sexy with your mouth hanging wide open is not positive for your young followers. You look like you are trying to clear vomit from your mouth and not the last bit sexy in the first place.
Posing in sexy bathing suits that barely cover your body at 13 is not positive influences I want for my younger friends or family and neither is laying in bed and all over some boy in every shot regardless of age.
So let me tell you what I see as a Positive Social Poster.
A young lady who post weekly about role models and the good they do. Bringing recognition to those who do good works. That is a positive role model.
A young lady who remains humble and while she announces things coming out she is doing she does not bombard the fans with it constantly and demand they take part buying or going to events they are a part of. That is a positive role model.

A 13 year old posting videos of opening gifts sent by fans and tossing it to the side like it is junk not good enough for them is not a positive role model. The same person constantly asking fans to send them GOOD gifts is not a role model. You make millions and you ask fans for stuff?  Good Stuff?  Give me a break.
Constantly showing what you are selling and begging fans for support is wrong. You make millions and your fans can not afford what you are selling so why put that stress in their lives. They want it of course but they can not afford it so you are making them feel bad by constantly making them feel like they need to buy them.
I appreciate someone who treats their fans with respect much more than some one who uses their fans to pad their bank accounts and hope others will follow suite.

Girl Talk With Sabrina C.- The Advantages of Having an Older Brother.

Hi, It’s Me Sabrina Culpepper for Junior Hollywood News. My new contribution will be Girl Talk at least once a month.  We hope you enjoy it.

 

I have been blessed with having a brother who is 11 months older than me, Yes, I know, I have heard all the jokes already. I was unplanned but still loved, yes you can get pregnant while nursing,  Surprise it’s a girl!!
I have decided to share some of the life lessons I have learned by having a brother so close in age. No only is he my older brother but my best friend in the entire world.
I recently asked my brother some questions I want to share his answers with you.

Me: Why do you only start dating someone new during the summer.
Drake: Make up
Me: Excuse me? Make up? what does that have to do with anything.
Drake: Girls have it made. You see a guy and immediately you know he is cute or not. Us guys we see a beautiful girl across the room and have no clue what she really looks like.
Me: Ok what does that have to do with makeup.?
Drake: One of my first dates with someone new is boating, tubing and swimming.  If the makeup survives all that she has something serious she is hiding. I want to be able to want to look at someone without make up on and still think they are cute.
Me: That is pretty shallow Drake.
Drake: Not at all.  You see some of the cutest girls I have dated really look better without make up on.  I love freckles and think they are adorable. Why cover them up? I can see if they have some disfiguring birth mark or big patch of discolored skin wanting to even out the skin tones but I don’t want some one who is going to cost me half my pay check at the cosmetics counter later in life.
Me: What if they refuse to go out on the water with you.?
Drake: Its not a deal breaker but it does limit the dates. I live on the water. I love the water so of course that is where I am going to want someone to want to spend time with me.
Me: What if they make up washes off and they are seriously ugly?
Drake: (Laughs) now who is being shallow
Me: Well you said you want to see them without makeup on.
Drake: I am not sure that is what I said but what I meant was I want to see them in their natural look. I want to be aware of their natural beauty. That includes how they smile, how they laugh, how they make me feel.  You know me, what you see is what you get. I want a girl to be the same way with me. Don’t pretend to be a way one day and then in  few weeks or months turn into the bride of Chucky.
Me: So you want to see what she looks like without make up so you trick her into going swimming? You want her to make you laugh? Is that about right?
Drake:  Looks are not everything sis. She has to have confidence, she has to like herself and not always be putting herself down fishing for compliments, she has to have ambitions and know what she wants to do in her life and she has to be a good person. Looks are the last thing on the  list unless she wears tons of make up. That is a deal breaker.
Me: Do you just not like makeup?
Drake: are you trying to be difficult. I never said I did not like makeup. I don’t like it when you can see it standing off the face. I don’t like it caked on and I sure don’t like it when someone puts their head on my shoulder and I have to pretreat my shirt for two hours to get all their make up out.
Me: I see so it is safe to say you are picky.
Drake: I am not picky and you are just being annoying now. Go ask someone else I am done.
Me: I love you
Drake:  I will get back to you with my answer later.

We both laugh because that is our standard reply for when one of us annoys the other.  I am thinking my brother doesn’t know what he likes. Either you do or you don’t like make up.
I have seen plenty of guys out in public in LA with make up on and have to admit I thought they looked nuts but if that was what they wanted to do then so be it.  But make up and females just go hand in hand. It is a right of passage. It is what being a woman is about. You want to look the best you can. Besides what else do teen girls do on boring sleep overs if they don’t do each other’s make up?