Tina Knowles in an interview on Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change series revealed she placed her daughters Beyonce and Solange into counseling as kids, as Beyonce embraced fame from an early age.
Tina said she would take full days off from work to devote to daughter Solange, as Beyonce transformed into a local celebrity.
‘I took them to counseling very early’: Tina Knowles has revealed she placed her daughters Beyonce and Solange into counseling as children, as the elder sister rocketed to fame from an early age (pictured 2016 in New York)
‘I felt that my mother liked my brother more, and she loved him more,’ Tina explained of her early years. ‘I was really sensitive to it. So I had days that I devoted to it, on Wednesdays I took off from work and that was Solange’s day, and she was a lot younger than Beyonce.’
The ladies were sent to see a counselor as they learned to cope with the impact of Beyonce’s rising fame.
‘It was tough because she was five years old, Beyonce was this little super star in our city and so I took them to counseling very early, so that the counselor could help Beyonce be more sensitive to Solange, ’cause she couldn’t stand her for a minute.’
Tina explained Beyonce would become irritated by her sister, who would wanted to hang out with the future star and her friends.
‘I was really sensitive to it’: Growing up, Tina explained she felt her mother and brother liked each other more than her
But the counseling helped Beyonce become more understanding of Solange, Tina explained.
‘Beyonce was really irritated, but it made her more sensitive to who her sister was and what she had to deal with because of her.’
‘She doesn’t care about anybody’: Tina said luckily Solange ‘walked to the beat of her own drum’ (pictured performing at Coachella with Beyonce)
‘My family was like, “You’re going to make them crazy, because they’re too young for you to take them.” But I wanted Beyonce to be sensitive to the fact that Solange had to deal with being a little bit in her shadow, and it made her way more sensitive and protective, and they’re still fiercely protective of each other.’