Iyanla's Reality Check for a Grandma Raising Her Daughter's Kids

Season 5 Episode 518
Aired on 08/18/2018 | CC tv-14
When daughters go off the rails, Iyanla typically looks to their mothers. Nakeda's mother, Illysha, has been raising five of her six children. Why, exactly, does Illysha continue taking in grandchild after grandchild, consistently absolving Nakeda of her parental responsibility?

To find out, Iyanla sits down with Illysha and points out that it was Illysha's job to prepare Nakeda for adulthood and accountability. "Is she equipped?" Iyanla asks, referring to Nakeda. "Did you equip her, or did you just take the responsibility because you were afraid she couldn't do it?"

Iyanla then expresses disapproval that Nakeda would ship off a child as young as 1 year old, saying that she "sent them in the mail like fruit."

Tune in to this episode on Saturday, August 18, at 9/8c.