Beyoncé is opening up about her parenting style.
In an interview for British Vogue — where she delivered three show-stopping covers — the 39-year-old revealed how she’s grown as a mother, especially this year with current events like the Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — and how she speaks with her eight-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, about it all.
“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,” she said.
“My best advice is to love them harder than ever. I let my daughter know that she is never too young to contribute to changing the world,” the “Single Ladies” songstress continued. “I never underestimate her thoughts and feelings, and I check in with her to understand how this is affecting her.”
She added. “I believe the best way to teach them is to be the example.”
Beyoncé also has three-year-old twins Rumi and Sir with husband Jay-Z, whom she has cherished spending time with amid the ongoing-coronavirus pandemic.
“It would be difficult to experience life in a pandemic and the current social unrest and not be changed… I truly cherish this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and shed stressful things from my life,” the Lion King actress said.
“I released Lemonade during the Formation World Tour, gave birth to twins, performed at Coachella, directed Homecoming, went on another world tour with Jay, then Black Is King, all back to back,” she explained. “Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”
By Danielle Long
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