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"It's difficult to be what you don't see." - Daddyless Daughters



"It's difficult to be what you don't see."
—Roland C. Warren, Board Member, National Fatherhood Initiative (on the importance of role models)


Roland Warren was on Oprah’s LifeClass last Sunday to discuss fatherless sons and single moms working to parent their sons. In the video, Roland asks a single mom in the audience, "what kind of father do you want for your son? What kind of father do you want your son to be?"

The show focused on mistakes single moms often make. Single mothers tend to focus on the finances. In the video, Roland explains that finances can't be the primary issue of focus. Watch the video and see Roland share vital advice with a single mom on how she should be raising her fatherless son. He makes it clear that finances aren't as important to your child as you being there physically for your child.

Roland draws a clear distinction in the video between the wallet and the heart. Which one are you chasing after?
 

Can't view the video? Click here.


First Look: "Daddyless Daughters, Part 1"
Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant address an audience of fatherless daughters, who reveal how their lives have been affected by their fathers' absence.

First Look: "Daddyless Daughters, Part 2"
In the second part of this discussion, Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant address an audience of fatherless daughters who are ready heal, and coach the women through that process of forgiveness and letting go. Watch this episode of Oprah's Lifeclass on Sunday, July 21, at 9/8c.

3 Ways Women Become Daddyless Daughters
Expert Iyanla Vanzant says a father acts as a role model for his son. For a daughter, she says, a father teaches a girl how to be with herself as a woman and how to have nonsexual relationships with men. Watch as Iyanla explains the importance of a father in a girl's life and the three ways women become daddyless daughters.

Two Painful Ways a Father's Absence Can Affect a Woman's Life
Shanon didn't know her father until she was 15. Then as an adult, she stayed in a toxic relationship to prevent her three girls from growing up without a father like she did. Iyanla says Shanon is exhibiting one of the ways daddyless daughters manifest their pain. The second-most common way is promiscuity. Find out why expert Dr. Steve Perry says promiscuity is a form of self-mutilation.

The 7 "Uns" of Daddyless Daughters
Relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant says daddyless daughters have a "treasure chest of 'uns'"—feeling unwanted, unloved and so on. Find out why Iyanla says every daddyless daughter needs to unpack her "uns" and redefine the story she believes about her life.

Iyanla Helps a Daddyless Daughter Confront Her Fear of Abandonment
When she was 8 years old, Kendall's father came to school to pick up who he said was his daughter—and left with his girlfriend's child instead. Since then, Kendall says, she's suffered from a fear of abandonment and has trouble trusting others. Watch as Iyanla works through this hurt with her.




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