When it was clear Beyoncé would be a star, her mother Tina Knowles Lawson knew she had to take both of her daughters to counseling, and went out of her way to make sure Solange didn't feel left out in her older sister's shadow. 


In an ​interview with Maria Shriver, Lawson revealed that with Beyoncé attaining local fame at such an early age she knew, from her own experience, that Solange got enough attention too.

"I was very sensitive to that because I grew up where I felt like my mom liked my brother more and loved him more. So I was really sensitive to it." Knowles Lawson said. "So I had days I devoted to- [where] I took off work and that was Solange's day."


She spoke about the time of Beyoncé's rise to fame, which was when Solange was very young, and how she made sure to give her youngest daughter attention. 

However, Lawson knew doting on her daughter wasn't enough and that the two sisters needed help getting along with each other.

"I took them to counseling," Knowles revealed. "Very early. So that the counselor could help Beyoncé be more sensitive to Solange because she couldn't stand her for a minute. You know, when they were little, when [Solange] was 5, she was all in [Beyoncé's] stuff and trying to hang out with her and her friends. Beyoncé was really irritated. But [counseling] made her more sensitive to who her sister was and what she had to deal with because of her."

Not everyone saw things Lawson's way, and commented she would end up making her daughters crazy, but in defending her decision matriarch said: 


"I wanted Beyoncé 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."

Solange Knowles and Beyonce Knowles

It's hard to argue when you see how close the sisters are. It takes good foresight and understanding to see a coming problem with fame and, honestly, Mama Knowles Lawson made such a good call for her daughters! And now, Solange is an extremely successful artist as well!


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