Fathering: What It Means To Be a Dad DVD

Item #: 3509-DVD
ISBN: 1-57175-843-7

©2009 Learning ZoneXpress

Run time: 20 minutes
Audience: Grades 9 - Adult

Closed Captioned

Being a father is a lifetime commitment that requires a lot of love, time, and energy. An interview with fathering expert Steve Onell is paired with interviews of young fathers to explain the impact and importance of a father in a child's life. Divided into four chapters, Fathering: What It Means To Be a Dad offers sound advice to new dads.

Dads Matter – explains the importance of fathers in children's lives and introduces three areas of research and expert advice, discussed in the proceeding chapters.

Be There: Show Up and Be Involved – tells fathers to stay involved in all ages and stages of a child's life.

Be Consistent: Provide Structure and Discipline – explains why fathers are needed to be a part of a child's routine as a way to teach and guide.

Be A Role Model: Demonstrate Healthy Behavior – discusses how a father acts influences the personality of the child.

Teaching Materials Included


Fathering Video Worksheet

"Current film clips of fathers and children are cleverly paired with vintage views of fatherhood. This film does a good job of explaining a father's importance in a child's life."
--May 2010 School Library Journal

"This well-presented and very current presentation will make a great addition to any sex education program. Recommended."
--March/April 2010 Library Media Connection

"..this solid program outlines a good, basic foundation for being an effective, loving father." ★★★
--Video Librarian March/April 2010

"OH MY GOSH...This movie is amazing. It is very viewer friendly and the narrator is mentally soothing. The activities are good. If you don't get this video I will be very disappointed."
--Mid-Hudson Library System, November, 2009

"This video presents real fathers sharing their experiences of fathering a child and the wonders of fatherhood. This video gives the key aspect of being and acting like a good father."
--Mid-Hudson Library System, November, 2009