Where’s Daddy?

On Sunday, May 5 on Life Class on the OWN Network, Oprah Winfrey and Iyanla Vanzant are addressing a sensitive topic that needs more awareness: Fatherless Sons. This two part show is a must watch for families. We need to start the healing process for men who grew up without fathers, we need to set the example for our sons to be better men and fathers.

First Look: Oprah’s Lifeclass on Fatherless Sons

What if America’s sons didn’t have to grow up without their fathers? What difference could it make? It’s a problem that’s been going on for too long and at too great a cost. And it’s time to talk about it.

Tune in Sunday, May 5, at 9/8c for a special two-hour Oprah’s Lifeclass with Iyanla Vanzant.

As moms of boys, our role is to support the needs of the boys and men in our lives. Whether we’re married or single, we need to ensure that our sons understand the importance of a father in a boy’s life. We need to teach our sons to be accountable and responsible for their decisions and actions.   Let’s build a strong foundation for our sons to  leave a legacy of compassion, respect and responsibility.

Fathers, don’t be an invisible or silent force in your son’s life. You are the  man he aspires or does not aspire to be. Your actions and behavior dictate to him all he needs to know about manhood. He needs you to teach him how to be a man. He needs you to guide him through his rites of passage from boyhood to manhood.  Be a visible and powerful force in your son’s life.  Show him how to be man of character by living your life with integrity, honor, respect.  Every day in every way, you are becoming a better man.

Let’s teach our sons that fatherhood is not a casual choice.

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