Beyonce has a drive to make the world a better place that intensifies while rearing her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. The singer tells media about her perspective as a parent.
“Everyone experiences pain, but sometimes you need to be uncomfortable to transform,” the singer tells Hello Beautiful. “Pain is not pretty, but I wasn’t able to hold my daughter in my arms until I experienced the pain of childbirth.”
Now, as she watches Blue grow, Bey is focusing on disproving stereotypes that have been esteemed as true. “I think just like any mother, I just want my child to be happy and healthy and have the opportunity to realize her dreams,” she says. “I’d like to help remove the pressure society puts on people to fit in a certain box.”
In many ways, Beyonce’s desire to think outside of the box comes from her parents. “The gift of being generous and taking care of others [that they taught me]. It has never left me,” she says.
Other lessons pertaining to hard work and dedication are also remembered. “My parents taught me how to work hard and smart,” Bey explains. “Both were entrepreneurs; I watched them struggle working 18-hour days. They taught me that nothing worth having comes easily. My father stressed discipline and was tough with me. He pushed me to be a leader and an independent thinker. My mother loved me unconditionally, so I felt safe enough to dream. I learned the importance of honoring my word and commitments from her.”
Although she is now an accomplished singer with a child, Beyonce still depends on the relationship that she and her mom established long ago. “One of the best things about my mother is her ability to sense when I am going through a tough time,” Bey shares. “She texts me the most powerful prayers, and they always come right when I need them. I know I’m tapped into her emotional Wi-Fi.”
Beyonce has one child with husband Jay-Z. Blue celebrated her fourth birthday in January.