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Viola Davis Reveals How She Encourages Her Daughter to Love Learning for Life

The How to Get Away With Murder star says that while baking brownies for her daughter's class isn't her M.O., she supports her education in other ways.

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Time for a celeb mom confession! Viola Davis fully admits that she's not the mom leading the charge on serving up baked goods for her daughter's class. “I don’t make the brownies,” Davis, 52, told reporters at the EIF Presents: XQ Super School live event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Friday, September 8, according to People. “I’m not the brownie making mother.”

But the How to Get Away With Murder star is quite passionate about her 6-year-old Genesis' education. "Education is the one thing that connects all of us. It connects us within races, within social economic groups, It’s the one connecting force every American has because that’s what we want for our children, a great education because we sort of all want our kids to change the world,” Davis said. 

And when she's at home, she's relaying this message to her little girl. "I stress it in every way," the actress noted. "I always say education doesn’t stop until you get to your grave. That you’re always learning and you’re not just learning math and science, you’re learning about yourself. You’re learning that every time there’s a chance to inject an idea into the world that can change it in some way.”

Such an important, so very true lesson, one that all kids should hear and believe! It's also one that Genesis will no doubt carry with her as she makes her way from grade to grade and into adulthood.

Goes to show you don't have to necessarily be baking up batches of brownies for your parenting game to be above and beyond on-point!