Oprah's Lifeclass Videos

How This Reconnected Father and Son Are Building a Relationship-Video
Aveion Cason is a former NFL running back who spent nine seasons playing in the pros, and he grew up fatherless. Yet when Aveion had a son of his own, he was absent from his child's life, continuing the cycle of fatherlessness. They reconnected for the first time in nine years on 'Oprah's Lifeclass.' After the show, Aveion; his son, Aveion Jr.; and the boy's mother, Brandy, all made brave choices. Get an update on how they are doing today. Then, find out why Bishop T.D. Jakes says too many women use their children as a switch to punish fathers.
The One Thing Every Estranged Father Needs to Do to Reconnect - Video
Bishop T.D. Jakes says it's not the lack of love that stops an estranged father from reconnecting with his child. It's rejection. To reconnect, Bishop Jakes says, every father needs to 'court' his child. Find out why he says courting a child is not about hanging out, but rather that it means discovering what it's like to be your child. Plus, Bishop Jakes offers advice for overcoming generation gaps.
DeVon Franklin Warms Up the Crowd at Megafest - Video
Author, film executive, preacher and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin took the stage before 'Oprah's Lifeclass' taped with Bishop T.D. Jakes at MegaFest 2013. Watch his inspirational message about being a student in the school of life and the rewards reaped from taking responsibility and having faith.
Bishop T.D. Jakes on Surrogate Fathers - Video
For children raised without fathers, there is a hole in the soul many try to fill with promiscuity, drugs and other unhealthy behavior. However, Bishop T.D. Jakes says, there is a way everyone can fill it in a positive way: by giving what you didn't get. Find out how, he says, fulfilling that role for another fatherless child can help heal your own heart. Plus, learn how to become a father when you didn't have one yourself.
How NFL Legend Emmitt Smith Fought For His Daughter - Video
Former NFL star Emmitt Smith's tenacity has served him well on the field and in life. Watch as he opens up about his personal fight to establish a connection with his daughter from a previous relationship. Then, find out what his daughter Skylar learned from her father's example.
Comedian Michael Jr. Warms Up the Crowd at MegaFest 2013 - Video
Before Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes took the stage at MegaFest 2013, comedian Michael Jr. got the crowd going. Watch his complete act and find out what advice (he thinks) he heard from Bishop Jakes, hear about his life as a father of five and learn about his favorite places to perform comedy.
Bishop T.D. Jakes on Being a Good Father and Partner - Video
Bishop T.D. Jakes says too many women use their children as a switch to punish fathers if the relationship doesn't work out. Watch as he explains the impact of that on a child and why being a good mate and a good father are two completely different skill sets.
First Look: Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes on Fatherless America - Video
Oprah is joined onstage by Bishop T.D. Jakes in Dallas for one of the world's most social experiences on television. Together, they will continue the work of reaching out to the many fatherless sons and daughters who are struggling and in need of healing.
Why Every Daddyless Daughter Needs to Tell The Radical Truth - Video
Relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant says fatherless daughters can't fix what they can't face, which is why they need to tell themselves the absolute truth to mend the pain of the past. Find out why Iyanla says acknowledgement is the first step to healing.
The Healing Sentence Daddyless Daughters Need to Embrace - Video
Relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant says that in order to move on from the pain of not having a father, women need to acknowledge one simple phrase: 'Daddy gone.' From there, Iyanla says, women need to give up the story they've been telling themselves about the past and take responsibility for the next chapter of their lives. Find out how to do this and forgive in the process.
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