Anyone who has ever had a child knows parenting is one of the most rewarding jobs there is — but also one of the toughest. The way we raise our children is inevitably a combination of strategies learned from our own families of origin along with those techniques we pick up from books, magazines and Web sites devoted to parenting advice. Our natural instincts go into it along with the social, cultural and religious traditions we are a part of, whether by birth or by choice. What is your approach to raising a child? Is your style your own, or are you carrying on patterns and rituals you learned from your own parents? Chances are, you’re enacting a combination of both — and everything you do regarding your child is filtered through your Sun sign, which has everything to do with how you comfort, nurture, teach and discipline the young person you’re in charge of. Read on to find out more about how your sign takes on the task of rearing a child.
Intuitive parenting comes naturally to Pisces, as do affection and unconditional love for your child. You find it easy to understand and connect with your child’s youthful, developing mind and heart. Your little one is likely to adore you, since you’re always willing to engage in storytelling, playacting and other flights of fancy; you encourage their creativity and teach them the value of imagination. You are also a wonderful role model in terms of compassion and empathy, passing these along to your child by example as you extend them toward other people, animals, plants and the earth. Your parenting challenge lies in providing the stability and routine your child needs to thrive. Many Pisceans tend to be somewhat forgetful and disorganized. You may struggle to get your little one to play dates or to school on time, and might realize once you get there that you’ve forgotten to pack them a lunch or make sure they have their jacket. You might also have trouble keeping up with your own responsibilities at work and at home, which can rub off on your child over the long term. The good news is, your endless, selfless love for your little one ensures that you will strive to provide them with the guidance and structure they need.