When Season Wilwert’s eight-year-old-son, Ethan, said he wanted to become a professional makeup artist she immediately took him for a lesson with MAC cosmetics make-up artist Joey Killmeyer.
Ethan told Joey that he wanted to learn to do drag make-up like Jeffree Star and Joey gave him just that.
Joey did one side of Ethan’s face and had Ethan do the other. I’m not even sure who did what side. Ethan is clearly a natural talent and got a lot of attention among other shoppers who even requested he do their makeup! His mom, Season, says this is the happiest she has ever seen him and that he always has her support and love.
Children need to be loved unconditionally, nurtured and encouraged to discover themselves through their true talents and passions. By doing so, and receiving the necessary support from parents, they are building confidence and security in who they are. We as parents should be our child’s biggest cheerleader.
And isn’t that what parenting really boils down to? Support and love.