James Johnston

James Johnston

James JohnstonMEDIA FOR DEVELOPMENT HELPED ME, THROUGH YOUNGDADS.TV, TO TALK TO MY DAUGHTER.

“YoungDads.TV has helped me with my confidence. When my daughter was born I didn’t actually talk to her. I wasn’t with the Mum so didn’t see my daughter in my own house. I was young and shy and felt silly trying to talk to her. I was just basically holding her and not doing anything, not getting involved.”

Now I’m not nervous or camera shy because I’ve been making videos and interviewing people with YoungDads.TV

“Now I’m not nervous or camera shy because I’ve been making videos and interviewing people with YoungDads.TV. A year ago, before I got involved, I’d never have come here to be interviewed for example, because I wouldn’t know what to expect. But now I’m here chatting and it’s all good.”

“Filming and interviewing gives you people skills, it helps you speak to more people. If you don’t know someone and you try and talk to them it’s hard, but with my experience of being on camera it’s much easier – I’m friends with other young dads from the group work.”

Filming and interviewing gives you people skills.

“If you’re making films, sharing your knowledge and people are listening to you it makes you feel like a better dad because you’re giving advice and people are listening to it. YoungDads.TV has helped a lot. Now I can talk to my daughter and other kids and have a laugh – when I go to Play Group every kid comes up and wants to talk to me.”

“Now I’ve got a job and am the face of YoungDads.TV, it’s all good.”

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