If you just want to be a trick monkey the kids will rip you a new one without any mercy at all.
To elaborate a bit on what Paddy is saying....
The difference between performing for adults and performing for children is that adults have censors. If they don't like your show they won't crucify you. They will merely applaud politely and you will be stuck staring back at a bored face.
Whereas with children, they don't care about censors. If they don't like something they will rake you over the coals. We've have had kids at shows who are already jaded before the shows starts because of past magic experiences. They'll tell you upfront they don't believe in magic and it is stupid. In this circumstance you have to overcome their past predjudices and truly make them believe again. Tricks alone can't do that. It is in the performer. YOU are what makes a child believe, because you have to believe it yourself. Magic is REAL, because it comes from within. Our tricks are just the illusions we use to teach kids that lesson. My daughter's whole premise when it comes to any show is, "The Magic in You". (Yes, we borrowed that from a magician we know with his knowledge if it, but it totally fit her whole foundation of what she believes in and wants to share with others when it comes to what magic is really about-- if she had a mission statement, that would be it.) Find that magic within yourself, and share it with others and help them to find theirs.
Listen to Luc and study not for the tricks, but to become the best performer you can be. So if you get tired of listening to us "old folks", heed his advice as one of your peers.
I truly wish you the very best on establishing your routines. I am always happy to watch our youth grow into artistic magicians who care about the continuance of the art.
P.S. Please don't edited out your entire message as it makes it hard to follow later on. Its okay to have questions, there is nothing wrong in that! Questions are how we learn. Amend it if necessary, but please don't delete it entirely. Thanks!