Feb. 28, 2022

66 Darryl Woods Snr and Darryl Woods Jnr on forgiveness and building a relationship despite extraordinary circumstances

66 Darryl Woods Snr and Darryl Woods Jnr on forgiveness and building a relationship despite extraordinary circumstances

“Growing up, people always asked where’s my dad, I would say in prison. But I always knew that that wasn’t the complete story. I wish I could say more to that when they asked me that, because they say your dad’s in prison people make assumptions. Yes, he was in prison, but he played a major part in my life.”

Darryl Woods Sr. spent his 28 years and 11 months as a dad in prison. His son, Darryl Woods Jr., was born one year before his father was incarcerated. Their unique story and relationship they have today despite their difficult situation is nothing but amazing and inspirational.

In this session, we discuss overcoming the difficulties of being a father figure from within prison, turning a hopeless situation into something positive for yourself and others, Darryl shares his experiences on the power of mental persistence and faith in overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


“Growing up, people always asked where’s my dad, I would say in prison. But I always knew that that wasn’t the complete story. I wish I could say more to that when they asked me that, because they say your dad’s in prison people make assumptions. Yes, he was in prison, but he played a major part in my life.” - Darryl Woods Jnr on DADicated

Darryl Woods Sr. is 49 years old. He spent his 28 years and 11 months as a dad in prison. His son, Darryl Woods Jr., was born one year before his father was incarcerated. Their unique story and relationship they have today despite their difficult situation is nothing but amazing and inspirational.

Darryl Sr. grew up in one of the roughest parts of Detroit and was flung into a life of drugs and crime from a very early age. He was incarcerated at 18 years of age and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. He refused to succumb to a victim mentality and went above and beyond to be a present and a positive role model in his son’s life.

In this session, we discuss overcoming the difficulties of being a father figure from within prison, turning a hopeless situation into something positive for yourself and others, Darryl shares his experiences on the power of mental persistence and faith in overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

I am absolutely amazed at both their strength and perseverance, and the wonderful relationship they have built as father and son.

The most powerful takeaways for me as a dad were:

- Even under the most impossible circumstances, mental strength and a positive approach can prevail and yield astounding results in parenting.

- We can choose victimhood or the opposite for ourselves.

- Being there for your children takes many forms and this might not always just be physical.

To book my remote keynote on how we can empower dads in an effort to help facilitate family success please reach out via dadicated.com or simply use my LinkedIn (below).

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Darryl Woods Snr & Darryl Woods Jnr

Darryl Woods Jr:
• Founder, Start Smart Life. Author
• International Speaker, Universities and Fortune 500 companies. from Dallas and New York to Dubai and Portugal

Darryl Woods Sr:
• Sentenced to Life without Parole in 1989, commuted in 2019.
• State of Michigan Appellate Commission appointee
• Great Expectation Award, NAACP Freedom Fund 2019
• Founder, Youth Deterrent Program