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.
Lucky Taurus naturally possesses one of the most important gifts of parenting: patience. When your child acts out, makes a mistake or is simply a little slow to understand a new rule or concept, you have what it takes to hang in there and stay calm as you keep working toward common ground. You’re also highly affectionate, giving your child plenty of hugs, kisses and affirmative words. You might also nurture with food; in fact, your child may grow up knowing you’re a pushover. You want your family to enjoy life, so you tend to say “yes” a lot more often than “no,” even when it comes to sweet treats and other things that may not be in your child’s best interests. Discipline may not be your strong point; nor is staying firm when you’ve set a limit that your child is trying to cross. These are your parenting challenges to work on — but knowing the Bull, you’ll put in as much effort as it takes, practicing your skills until you’ve got all the wrinkles ironed out.