Jodie Sweetin rose to fame playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House from the ages of 5 to 13, and she's grateful her parents weren't trying to capitalize on her fame at the time.
"When you see the kids that grew up in this business that turned out to be fairly normal, well-rounded people, they all have really normal parents, who didn’t want to be in the business themselves," the 41-year-old told TODAY.com.
"They’re like, ‘I tried to be famous, but it didn’t work out, so now it’s your turn," Sweetin claimed.
The actress even revealed some parents only had a kid because they wanted the child to be famous.
Fortunately, the blonde beauty, who is a mom to daughters Zoie and Beatrix, is happy her own parents, Sam and Janice, only wanted what was best for her.
"I can’t imagine being one of those kids on a big network show that gets all of the attention and all of the criticism. And people are worrying about who you’re dating, and what you look like," Sweetin said.
"When I was 9, I had teeth coming out of every direction," she added. "I was very self-conscious of it at the time, and if that had been the thing that was getting made fun of online? That would have destroyed me."
Sweetin is also a fierce mama, as she makes sure her children never bully other kids — something she experienced at a young age.
“It said I was difficult child to work with and that Bob Saget was trying to get me fired. And I remember just being so confused because it was so far from the truth. I spent time with Bob and his family on the weekends,” she recalled. “Now [with social media] it’s not only more instantaneous, but it’s everywhere and omnipresent in every single corner of your life.”
“My one real, real, real, hard line is you do not make yourself feel better at the expense of someone else. You don’t know what that person is going though. You don’t know what their life is like at home,” she said of her strict rules for her daughters. “Anytime there’s been online chatter amongst their friends, if I find any hint of bullying, I’m like, ‘Nope, your phone is gone. That’s it.'"