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.
Many Sagittarius parents are more of a friend to their children than an authority figure, which has both advantages and disadvantages. On the positive side, your home life emphasizes fun, adventure and experience. You’re likely to teach your child from an early age about the pleasures of exploring the world through books, travel, sports, and friendships with a variety of people. You’re an excellent role model in terms of your bright, optimistic outlook, your friendly and outgoing personality, and your exuberance in taking on life’s challenges as an exciting adventure. A lifelong learner, you pass along your open-minded perspective to your little one, teaching them by example to be curious about the world around them. But your parenting and home life may lack routine, while many children need the safety and stability of consistency to blossom. Your resistance to setting limits and rules could also be a disservice to your child over time. But since you’re quite flexible in your thinking and your approach to parenting, you’re sure to find the right combination of strategies that will help you raise a happy, stable and thriving child.