Beyoncé is a mom! The singer and her husband Jay-Z welcomed a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter on Jan. 7, leaving us to wonder — what kind of mom will Beyoncé be? Will she be a hands-on mom? Or a strict Tiger Mom?
Beyoncé and her baby Blue! The internet has been on fire all weekend after Beyoncé gave birth to her first child, a baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter.
“I am not nervous because I know it’s happening at the right time,” Beyoncé told New magazine about being a mom.
She may be ready to be a mom, but we wonder what kind of parenting style will Beyoncé have?
In contrast to Western parents who focus on building self esteem in their kids, writer Amy Chua, who wrote the book about Tiger Moms, says that Chinese moms focus on teaching their kids to excel. “Western parents are concerned about their children’s psyches. Chinese parents aren’t. They assume strength, not fragility, and as a result they behave very differently,” Chua explains.
We know that Beyoncé is highly ambitious, works hard and expects a lot from herself and those around her. In fact, she didn’t slow down at all during her pregnancy, according to her producer The Dream.
“She’s crazy! She never stops doing anything. I don’t know if [pregnancy] is going to slow her down,” he told the BoomBox. She’s just a maniac… in a good way.”
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The attachment parenting mom strives to form a strong emotional bond by being available to her child’s physical and emotional needs at all times, often through co-sleeping, babywearing and homeschooling.
We can see Beyoncé being a hands-on mom, but wonder if her busy career will allow her the time to have the constant connection needed to be a true attachment parent.
Will Beyoncé parent with her instincts?
Perhaps Beyoncé’s parenting style will be instinctive and she will go with her gut? This type of parenting is influenced by your own upbringing and your own personal style. We know that Beyoncé and her mom, Tina Knowles, are really close and they even have their own clothing line together.
“I feel great and I feel like 30 is the ideal age [to start a family], because you’re mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards, and not be afraid, too polite — but you’re young enough to be a young woman. I’m so looking forward to it,” Beyoncé said.
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Whether she is a Tiger Mom, attachment parenting mom, instinctive mom or something in between, we are sure she will be a great mom — and Lady Gaga agrees with us.
“Of course she is [going to be a good mom],” Gaga told The Insider. “That’s a tremendous understatement. She’s the nicest female I’ve met in the industry. She’s wonderful.”