- Aries (March 21 to April 19): Temper
- Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Tendency to over discipline
- Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Lack of balance between discipline and fun
- Cancer (June 21 to July 22): Tendency to be a homebody
- Leo (July 23 to Aug 22): Overreaction
- Virgo (Aug 23 to Sept 22): Perfectionism
- Libra (Sept 23 to Oct 22): Not being able to draw the line
- Scorpio (Oct 23 to Nov 21): Being too sensitive
- Sagittarius (Nov 22 to Dec 21): Impatience
- Capricorn (Dec 22 to Jan 19): Being too serious
- Aquarius (Jan 20 to Feb 18): Being too selfless
- Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Being lost in fantasy
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Ah, zodiac signs. They decide everything – including how well we get along with our kids. Well, here’s a cheat sheet that will let you in on the parenting troubles you will face as per your sun sign. Brace yourselves to face some hard truths, and don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Strange as it may seem, especially to non-believers, our zodiac sign is said to influence even the way we behave with our parents and the kinds of challenges we will face while raising them! Well, knowing about them in advance will help you get prepared. Even if you don’t believe in astrology, this can be a fun ride to help you understand the whole parenting thingy a little better.
Check out this list of parenting challenges based on zodiac sign – they are eerily accurate and are sure to come up in your life some time or the other!
Aries (March 21 to April 19): Temper
The very first sun sign, Aries mommies are not to be messed with! Energetic, fierce and a natural leader, you are not afraid to discipline to children…in fact, being a natural leader, this is really easy for you. As a result, your kids are obedient and well-mannered. However, there are some downsides to your dominant personality. Your fierce temper can get out of hand, so make sure you remember to not get too carried away when you are trying to make your kids responsible for their actions.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Tendency to over discipline
Similar to the Aries mom, you are also headstrong about things and want to make your kids disciplined little humans. While discipline is good, kids will be kids and get up to mischief. Cut them some slack from time to time to keep both you and your kids happy and at peace. Also, hats off for instilling discipline and values in your moppet.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Lack of balance between discipline and fun
Owing to your sign being ruled by the information planet Mercury, it should come as no surprise to anyone that your kids are well-informed. However, since you love having conversations with your kids, make sure they don’t turn into chatterboxes. Also, your fun-loving nature might hamper your ability to be firm or consistent while disciplining your kids, so make sure you keep a watch on this.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22): Tendency to be a homebody
Family comes first for you, and the whole world knows it. You love and support your kids right from when they are bawling infants. But there’s one thing you’re guilty of – you like staying at home way too much! Take some trips a few times a month to give your kids and husband the outing they deserve!
Leo (July 23 to Aug 22): Overreaction
Just like a lioness, you take great pride in your little cub(s). Proud and protective of your brood, your kids are sure to feel safe and loved with you. What’s more, your warm and fun nature means your kids will look forward to some fun birthday parties and random surprises. But there’s a downside: your dramatic nature can make you overreact and make mountains out of molehills. Remember to take a deep breath and count to ten every time you feel overwhelmed!
Virgo (Aug 23 to Sept 22): Perfectionism
With your exceptional perfectionism and multitasking skills, you can do it all and you do it well. So not only do you take care of your child’s needs, you also take care of yourself and your family as a unit. So naturally, your kids know who to turn to you when they need help with school, friends, or any problem that they are facing in life. However, your perfectionism might cause you to put pressure on your kids to do everything perfectly. This will tend to make your kids feel insecure and annoyed, so take it easy and encourage your child to do the best they can.
Libra (Sept 23 to Oct 22): Not being able to draw the line
Balance and consistency are two of your strongest traits, which means your kids will have a balanced and peaceful existence! None of the overt discipline or ‘rules are for fools’ attitude for you. Your kids will pretty much be little grown-ups most of the time, knowing when to do what, sharing, caring, and being good at heart. You believe life is an adventure, and you want your kids to have the best in life. But knowing where to draw the line is tough for you, so each time you plan to do something fun for your tot, make sure to ask yourself, ”will this enrich my child’s life, or will it be something he does not really need?”
Scorpio (Oct 23 to Nov 21): Being too sensitive
Your intuitive nature will make you figure out problems your child is facing, and help them resolve it too. Loyalty and protectiveness are second nature to you, so your kids are always in good hands. However, this also means that you tend to take your kid’s problems far too personally, or make them your own! Let your child fight their own battles – they will thank you for it later!
Sagittarius (Nov 22 to Dec 21): Impatience
You know childhood doesn’t last forever, and you certainly know how to have fun! Your impulsive nature ensures your kids have a fun, lively environment at home and a great outlook on life in general. But patience is not your virtue, and everyone knows being a parent requires oodles of patience! Try to limit your impulsiveness when it comes to parenting – your kids need a fixed schedule for basics like mealtime, playtime, etc. Try to find a balance between being your kid’s friend and your kid’s mom.
Capricorn (Dec 22 to Jan 19): Being too serious
You can handle just about any curveball life throws your way, so breathe easy, mom! You have a strong sense of duty and responsibility, which equips you to impart the right values in your child. But this also means you take things too seriously, making parenting harder than it already is. So try to see the lighter side and make things easier for yourself. This will also will help your kids not worry too much and even learn how to make the best of any situation.
Aquarius (Jan 20 to Feb 18): Being too selfless
Your selfless nature makes you an amazingly caring mom. You are always aware of what’s happening in your child’s life, and always there when he needs you. However, there is too much of a good thing. Spend some time with yourself and give your kids some me-time to nurture a beautiful, healthy, loving mother¬child relationship.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Being lost in fantasy
Dreamy, artistic and sensitive – these are the words that describe you. Rest assured, your kids will turn out this way too. You will teach your kid to go after what they want – and that is for sure, a great quality for any parent. Unfortunately, artistic folks like you tend to not be rooted in reality, so make sure that you don’t encourage your angel’s unrealistic dreams. He might be too young to know better now – but with time, they might grow to resent you for feeding them dreams of fulfilling the impossible. Tread with caution!
Which sun sign are you and how does it affect your relationship with your child? Let us know in the comments below.