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.
Scorpio can make an excellent parent because of your natural interest in and understanding of human psychology. A researcher at heart, you’re likely to read extensively about child development and parenting strategies that work. You might even explore your own childhood, including the gifts and wounds you’ve carried forward from your family of origin, in order to resolve issues from your past. This can be an important part of moving forward and becoming the best parent you can be for your child. As a deeply emotional person, you’re also able to connect with your child in an intuitive way, understanding their feelings and needs at a deep level. Do your best to respect your child’s privacy, however, especially as they grow older. Scorpio loves uncovering secrets and revealing hidden truths, plus you want to be an authority figure in your child’s life, but reading their journal or snooping in their emails or texts isn’t the best way to develop an honest, open and trusting relationship. Other controlling or manipulative tactics should also be avoided in favor of a more nurturing, communicative and supportive connection.