The life lessons Viola Davis shares with her daughter

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Viola Davis wants to be honest with her daughter.

The “How To Get Away with Murder” star has 8-year-old Genesis with her husband Julius Tennon and has said she doesn’t want to hide anything from her daughter, as she’s often open with her about the way the world works.

Davis says she talks about her own upbringing — which saw her struggle with poverty — with Genesis and reminds her daughter that she will definitely “make some big old mistakes” in her life.

She said: “I empower her to understand that she has to count it all as joy. Even her mistakes, her failures, her triumphs, what she looks like, all of it. That’s all a part of her loving herself, even if none of those things change.

“I feel like I’m the mom who has the courage to share her story with her daughter.

“I tell her that she’s going to make some big old mistakes and that Mommy is not going to have the answers, and sometimes you’re not either. I’m the mom who says, ‘You’re good enough wherever you are, but there’s going to be times when you don’t feel good enough.’ I’m not the mom who’s just going to tell her a bunch of lies about life, because I want her to be the best woman in the room.” Click here continue.



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