By peoplestaff225
Updated September 15, 2008 07:00 PM

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When singer Solange Knowles welcomed her son Daniel Julez, now 3 ½, she was determined not to give up on her career goals. Instead, over the years, Solange has achieved "a sense of pride teaching him to be driven," and for the 22-year-old mom, there is no "better way to do that than showing him my job." With her busy work schedule sometimes keeping her out until the early evening, Solange admits to letting the 8:30 p.m. bedtime rule "slide" on some nights, saying she wants Julez "to stay up and hang out with me!" As Solange has — on most days — set specific rules for the bedtime schedule and certain hours when Julez is not allowed to watch TV, she compares herself to being "the villain of my Spider-man movie."

Balancing being a single mom and a successful singer, Solange has faced moments where her patience seems to be spent and can only laugh when she shares her "counting to three system." Says Solange, "I’m always like one…two…three! Like I’m scaring someone!" From parenting Julez to having him join in on the traditional holiday free-style rapping with her family — including sister Beyonce — Solange shares that the best advice she has received over the years is to find her own confidence in motherhood.

Julez is Solange’s son with ex-husband Daniel Smith Jr.

Source: Glamour TV