lifeclass‘Fatherless Sons: The Reaction’ episode description:

In this all-new follow up to the “Fatherless Sons” Lifeclass episode, Oprah Winfrey is joined by Iyanla Vanzant (“Iyanla: Fix My Life”),  (Geoffrey Canada, CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone) and Dr. Steve Perry (Founder and Principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School) to discuss the viewer reaction, hear personal stories and give practical action steps for sons, fathers, mothers and their families in the audience and online, on how to deal with the fatherless sons crisis affecting 21 million children in the United States today.  During the episode, we meet a father Aveion Sr. and his 13 year old son Aveion Jr. who open up about their desire to repair their relationship and, with a live coaching session from Iyanla, have an emotional breakthrough.


This dynamic, interactive show allows Lifeclass viewers and students from over 200 countries worldwide to be a part of the online classroom experience by joining in the conversation with Oprah Winfrey via and Twitter using #Lifeclass. Produced by Harpo Studios. Executive produced by Dana Brooks Reinglass, Jill Van Lokeren and Jonathan Sinclair.


Below are practical action steps from “Oprah’s Lifeclass” episode ‘Fatherless Sons: The Reaction’ that every father can take in an effort to reconnect with his children (as provided by expert Geoffrey Canada):

1. Pick your son up from school

2. Cook a meal together

3. Take a day off of work to go on a school trip

4. Go to parent/teacher conferences

5. Show up at school just because

6. Go to the school play

7. Show up at graduation

8. Teach your child about something you love.