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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.

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"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