5:41 minutes

In the late \'80s, Brenda Thompson, the mother of R&B recording artist Syleena Johnson, became the first female police commissioner of Harvey, Illinois. The toughness she relied on to climb the ranks also carried over to her parenting. Her three daughters have opened up to Iyanla about being called names by their mother their entire lives. Brenda says that behavior is a holdover from her own childhood. Watch as Iyanla and Brenda drill down into Brenda\'s past to make peace in her present-day relationships.

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