The global pop culture icon opened up about how she approaches parenting during social unrest and a pandemic
In her December cover story for British Vogue, Beyoncé shared her approach to parenting her three children.
As the mother to 8-year-old Blue Ivy and 3-year-old twins Rumi and Sir Carter, the singer has fully embraced motherhood as an inspiration in her life. She told British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful that after giving birth to her first child in 2012, she felt the need to empower Black and African voices.
“From that point on, I truly understood my power, and motherhood has been my biggest inspiration. It became my mission to make sure she lived in a world where she feels truly seen and valued. I was also deeply inspired by my trip to South Africa with my family,” she said. “And after having my son, Sir Carter, I felt it was important to uplift and praise our boys and to assure that they grow up with enough films, children’s books and music that promote emotional intelligence, self-value, and our rich history.”
She also shared that she empowers her children to use their voices and tries to be an example. The Lemonade singer said Blue Ivy is smart and aware of the world and she does everything to keep her in positive spirits.
“I have become a better listener. Blue is very smart, and she is aware that there is a shift, but it is my job as a parent to do my best to keep her world as positive and safe as can be for an eight-year-old. My best advice is to love them harder than ever. I let my children know that they are never too young to contribute to changing the world. I never underestimate their thoughts and feelings, and I check in with them to understand how this is affecting them,” the 39-year-old artist remarked.
“Blue saw some of the reactions to the “Brown Skin Girl” video, as well as some of the videos from the philanthropic work I’ve done this year. When I tell her I’m proud of her, she tells me that she’s proud of me and that I’m doing a good job. It’s teeeeeew much sweetness. She melts my heart. I believe the best way to teach them is to be the example.”
Together the family has started new traditions during the quarantine, including a creative activity called Fashion Fridays.
“Every Friday, we would dress up in my clothes or make clothes together and take each other’s pictures. It became a ritual for us and an opportunity to handle this crazy year together,” Beyoncé told Vogue.
As theGrio reported, the singer and philanthropist released her latest Ivy Park collection ‘Drip 2’ on Oct. 30. The fashion-forward athletic line included lime green, coral, tan, and green athleisure looks.
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