Model parents Beyonc and Jay-Z show support for friend Erica Reid"s parenting manual at book launch


Model parents! Beyonc and Jay-Z pick up some tips as they show support for Erica Reid's book The Thriving Child at launch

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11:34 GMT, 9 May 2012

As first time parents, the thought of raising a child to be healthy and happy can sometimes be a daunting one.

And last night Beyonc and Jay-Z proved that even celebrity parents turn to parenting manuals and guide books for advice, as they attended the launch party for friend Erica Reid's book The Thriving Child.

Beyonc showed off her stunning post-baby body in a form-fitting teal dress, highlighting her tiny waist with a thin belt for the occasion, while husband Jay-Z in a printed T-shirt and denim jacket.

Picking up some tips Beyonc and Jay-Z last night attended the launch of Erica Reid's book The Thriving Child

Picking up some tips Beyonc and Jay-Z last night attended the launch of Erica Reid's book The Thriving Child

She's so cute! Jay-Z couldn't resist pinching his beautiful wife's cheeks at the event, held in New York

She's so cute! Jay-Z couldn't resist pinching his beautiful wife's cheeks at the event, held in New York

The 30-year-old singer, who welcomed Blue Ivy, her first child with Jay-Z, in January, left her blonde hair down and straight for the event, pairing her outfit with a pair of hoop earrings.

The pair looked more in love than ever at the party, held at a private residence in New York, with Jay-Z smiling as he playfully pinched his wife's cheeks while the pair posed up for photographers.

Beyonc and Jay-Z were joined at the event by other famous faces including Mary J. Blige, with the two female singers pulling in author Reid for a tight hug at the event.

Trim: Beyonc showed off her slim figure in a teal dress at the event, also attended by her mother Tina, and singer Mary J. Blige

Trim: Beyonc showed off her slim figure in a teal dress at the event, also attended by her mother Tina, and singer Mary J. Blige

Best of friends: Mother-of-two Erica, the wife of X Factor USA's L.A. Reid, was inspired to write her manual due to her children's various allergies and health issues

Best of friends: Mother-of-two Erica, the wife of X Factor USA's L.A. Reid, was inspired to write her manual due to her children's various allergies and health issues

Reid, the wife of X Factor USA judge
L.A. Reid, decided to pen her bestselling book The Thriving Child:
Parenting Successfully through Allergies, Asthma and Other Common
Challenges after discovering that both her son and daughter suffered
from serious allergies and irritations since birth.

Reid,
who is mother to 11-year-old daughter Arianna and eight-year-old son
Addison, said in a recent interview that she believes in a firm but fair
approach to parenting.

She
said: 'I love my children, I am very sweet to them but I'm also very
firm with them, and they don't get their way with every single thing.

Hugs all round: Beyonc and Mary were both quick to greet Erica with a big hug as they arrived at the launch

Hugs all round: Beyonc and Mary were both quick to greet Erica with a big hug as they arrived at the launch

Family dreams: Beyonc gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January, and said she and Jay-Z are definitely hoping to have more children

Family dreams: Beyonc gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January, and said she and Jay-Z are definitely hoping to have more children

'The world is not always going to
present them with a silver spoon and I want them to learn that now
rather than having them wake up shell-shocked in 30 years.'

And
Reid's manual is sure to come in useful for Beyonc in the future, as
the singer revealed earlier this week that she and Jay-Z are definitely
planning to have more children.

She told Entertainment Tonight: 'I definitely want to have more. I don't know how many. God knows, I don't know yet.'

Going for glam: Beyonc attended the Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York the night before

Going for glam: Beyonc attended the Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York the night before

Famous friends: The singer shared a big hug with pal Gwyneth Paltrow inside the star-studded event

Famous friends: The singer shared a big hug with pal Gwyneth Paltrow inside the star-studded event