Whaaat! This “Diff’rent Strokes” Actor Is HIS Daddy?!!
“Bringing [the abuse up] was tough in a way, but I resolved the issues. It’s kind of sad to know that a grown man would take advantage of a child. But what made it more tough was that your father took the guy’s side. That kind of broke me at 12 years old. I was really lost after that.
“What I do with my kids is I tell them I love them every day, but also I tell them the truth,” Todd reveals. “Our parents back then would say, ‘Do as I say, not as I do’. And you can’t do that anymore. Children need explanations and they deserve explanations.”
[Source: ContactMusic; FoxNews]
Todd’s painful childhood experiences have helped him to gain a much deeper understanding of how to be a better parent and how to become a better person. It’s great that he has now overcome many of his childhood battles and has lived to see the day that he can release that not only to the world, but to his children. It’s just like the late, great Dr. Maya Angelou once said: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” When we free our minds, we can free ourselves, then we can help to free our children.
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