In the second part of this discussion, Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant address an audience of fatherless daughters who are ready to heal, and coach the women through that process of forgiveness and letting go.
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.
Shanon didn't know her father until she was 15. Then as an adult, she stayed in a toxic relationship so her three girls didn't grow 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.
When Aveion Cason had a son of his own, this former NFL player and fatherless son was absent in his child's life, continuing the cycle. With Iyanla's support, Aveion's 13-year-old son, Aveion Jr., opens up to his dad for the first time.
Traditionally, fathers are thought of as disciplinarians and providers, but according to our panel of experts, men need to rethink their roles. Watch as Iyanla Vanzant, Geoffrey Canada and Dr. Steve Perry redefine what it means to be a father.
Whether you're an absent father or a dad who feels disconnected from his son, Geoffrey Canada says there are concrete action steps you can take to reestablish the father-son bond. Watch as he walks through eight things you can do today.
Dr. Steve Perry says many of the little boys he's worked with over the years are filled with rage. Some of these young men go on to join gangs, but not for the reasons you may think. Watch as Dr. Perry reveals the number one reason boys turn to crime.
Geoffrey Canada and Dr. Steve Perry are renowned educators and loving fathers, but like so many men in America, they grew up as fatherless sons. Watch as they describe how they moved past the pain and taught themselves to be good dads to their own children.