1Many former child stars are having difficulties adapting to an adult career. Celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Amanda Bynes, and of course, Lindsay Lohan, are among those who are very publicly having issues with their behavior. But there are also many child stars, including Jodie Foster, Ron Howard, Natalie Portman, Melissa Joan Hart and Joseph Lawrence, who have managed to make the transition flawlessly.

Melissa Joan Hart and Joseph Lawrence currently star together on the ABC Family hit series, Melissa & Joey. Both Lawrence and Hart have been working in films and movies since an early age, and have successful careers as adults.

We spoke to the actors, who told us how they have been successful at making the transition from child to adult careers. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Joan Hart & Joseph Lawrence)

Melissa & Joey airs Wednesday nights on ABC Family.

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