Tara says that like many single moms in America, she tries to be both the mother and father to her two sons. Despite Tara’s best efforts, Jordan, her 21-year-old son, says his mom can’t teach him how to be a man, but she can teach him how to love. Watch as Jordan shares a powerful personal revelation. Plus, Iyanla discusses a classic mistake mothers make, which she learned from her own son while he was in prison.
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There are approximately 10 million single mothers raising children in the United States—many of whom have unresolved issues with their exes. Iyanla Vanzant says there are three things every single mom should keep in mind when dealing with the father of her children. Find out how a mother’s behavior can prevent a father from bonding with his son. Plus, Iyanla helps Kimberly, a single mom with four children, set a positive example.
After Tanya split with her ex, she was left to raise their two sons on her own. Tanya says she worries most about her 17-year-old son, L.J., who, she says, has shut down emotionally. Watch as L.J. stands in his truth and reveals how he really feels about not having his father in his life.
Kim, the single mother of a 6-year-old son, admits that she makes up excuses for her son’s father whenever he doesn’t call or disappoints their son. Why does Kim protect her son from the truth of his life? Watch as Iyanla Vanzant and Roland Warren, board member of the National Fatherhood Initiative, explain why you can’t love someone without being truthful with him. Plus, Roland lays out the three things that all good fathers do.
In addition to the daily challenges that come with being an only parent, single moms have the added responsibility of working through an often complicated issue: child support. Getting any type of financial assistance from an ex can be a difficult process, but Roland Warren of the National Fatherhood Initiative says there is one way to make it easier. Watch as Roland shares crucial advice with Leslie, a single mother. Then, find out why Roland and Iyanla say the heart is the key.