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Beyoncé and Solange's mother Tina Knowles-Lawson reveals she devoted special days to each child

'No matter how much you give them love and attention, it's never enough'

Sabrina Barr
Wednesday 12 June 2019 11:17 BST
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Tina Knowles-Lawson has spoken about what it was like raising her daughters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, revealing a special tradition she practised throughout their childhoods.

Over the weekend, Knowles-Lawson attended Summit21, a two-day conference in Atlanta which celebrates black girls and women.

The businesswoman and fashion designer was invited to speak at the conference, during which she opened up about how she managed time spent with her two daughters during their younger years.

"One thing I'm really happy I did was I gave each of my kids a day," Knowles-Lawson said.

"As Solange got older, I would spend Wednesdays with her and help with homework and do those types of things and just devote that day to her, and then one day to Bey."

Knowles-Lawson explained that doing this made Beyoncé and Solange feel as though they were receiving adequate attention, a tricky feat to achieve with children.

"You know because kids, no matter how much you give them love and attention, it's never enough," the 65-year-old added.

"I mean I'm sure, everybody who has kids knows, you can take them to [now-closed theme park] AstroWorld, to eat, and they'll still say, 'Well what else are we going to do?'"

Knowles-Lawson is known to have a close relationship with her daughters.

In January, she revealed while speaking on Maria Shriver's Meaningful Conversations podcast that she, Beyoncé, Solange, her niece Angie Beyincé and former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland are all on a group text.

"It's like I have four girls," Knowles-Lawson said. "And it's so funny because we are always on group chats."

Earlier this month, the fashion designer hosted the 2019 Wearable Art Gala in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Richard Lawson.

The theme of the event was "A Journey to the Pride Lands", taking inspiration from Jon Favreau's soon-to-be-released remake of The Lion King.

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Beyoncé attended the event in a gold ensemble which paid homage to the character she plays in the film, Nala.

The outfit featured an embellished bodysuit, cape, fringed heels and a lion face, with feathers protruding from the lion's face to emulate a mane.

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