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Caturday

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Taurus Zodiac Sign Flower – Iris

Taurus Zodiac Sign Flower – Iris

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The Pisces Parent

The Pisces Parent

The Pisces parent is often so emotionally, even psychically, attuned to their child that they can almost see the world through the child’s eyes and feel whatever their child is feeling. A Piscean parent is unlikely to have trouble understanding what a very young child needs from them. Their loving and compassionate nature comes into its own when it comes to child-rearing.

In many ways the Pisces is the perfect blend of adult and child to give their child a great start in life. Due to their child-like nature the typical Pisces parent can easily accommodate all the fantasies of childhood and will allow a child plenty of imaginative freedom. Let’s face it if you’re a Pisces parent you’ll happily play make-believe for hours with your children. You’ll also encourage your child to see the beauty and mystery in everything. The Pisces parent certainly won’t be telling their child to stop day-dreaming any time soon; quite the reverse in fact, they’ll positively encourage their child to see the world as a wonderful, mystical and fantastical place. They will also encourage their child to explore their own inner worlds and to let their imagination run riot. They will also encourage their children to develop their intuition and use their sixth sense rather than relying on five.

There are a few areas that you may need to attend to though. Firstly, the typical Piscean parent is too laid back and fluid to be a strict disciplinarian and will probably be quite undisciplined when it comes to parenting. For the most part the Piscean parent hates disciplining their child and would much rather spoil them than say no.  That said you are capable of disciplining your children when you feel it to be essential as you are likely have a very personal and unusual set of rules to which children must adhere.

You may need to bite the bullet and go for a less fluid and mutable life than you’d like when raising children as you will have to give them the structure they need to feel safe. Children are not massively keen on change and prefer to know that there are routines that they can rely on and that they can rely on their Mum and Dad being present when they’re supposed to be! You will also need to lead by example and teach your children how to handle the mundane elements in life. Yes I know that doing shopping, paying bills etc. isn’t exciting but the odds are that your children will have to learn to do this so you’ll have to teach them.

Pisces is an empathetic listener where children are concerned and is adept at understanding them. Piscean parents are usually remarkably tolerant and non-judgemental which tends to bring out the best in their children. That doesn’t mean that the Piscean parent won’t explain to their child that some things are just wrong and some behaviour unreasonable but it does mean that the Piscean will ensure that any criticism levelled will be done so in a constructive rather than over-critical manner.  He or she will encourage their child’s personal development and is a warm and loving parent. Pisceans love children and connect with them on a deep level, which helps to compensate for the Piscean tendency to avoid disciplining their children where possible. In the rare event that a Piscean parent gets cross the anger will not last for long. Pisces does not play the blame game, simmer with resentment or hold grudges.

The Piscean parent will also be their child’s greatest supporter and will give lavish praise for every accomplishment. Most Piscean’s think that their children are perfection personified and will protect them against criticism, bullying or any other unpleasantness.

The Pisces parent rarely uses harsh words, quite the reverse in fact, and may be guilty of spoiling their children. What else might they be guilty of? Acting like a martyr rather than being open and telling their child when something is wrong. Embarrassing parent syndrome – being or dressing too unconventionally might embarrass your kids Pisces so use some of that stellar intuition to home in on the accepted dress and behavioural codes where your child’s peer group are concerned and act/dress accordingly!

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One for April fool’s Day

One for April fool’s Day

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The Aquarius Parent

The Aquarius Parent

Aquarius tends to come into their own as a parent when the children are old enough to begin to develop a degree of independence and a desire to explore the world. Once Aquarius’ children can begin to share ideas and experiences Aquarius begins to really enjoy relating to them on an intellectual level. In fact, they find watching their children develop and engage with the outside world fascinating. The initial stages of childhood when the child is completely dependent may be a little hard for the Aquarian to handle so the other parent may find themselves cast in the role of primary caregiver at first. It is not that the Aquarian is unloving or selfish; it’s more that they are uncomfortable with someone who is so completely vulnerable and dependent. Also a very young child is possessive – they need their Mum and they need to know that she is close, which is something that the free-wheeling Aquarian may struggle with initially. They may see the child as a restriction on freedom until the child is old enough to be taken to new places, introduced to new experiences and people and to be able to cope better with a lack of routine and structure. Let’s face it the Aquarian home and social life is usually constantly changing. It is also likely to be rather unconventional.

Talking of unconventional Aquarius is not into traditional familial gender roles so their child is likely either to grow up with the same values or to kick against them and marry a nice traditional Taurus when they grow up! The Aquarius parent is not a parent who will be concerned if their child comes home with a green Mohawk and multiple piercings as it is quite likely that they will probably look equally unconventional. They may be a little concerned if their child starts dressing like everybody else though even this act of minor rebellion may just be regarded as a way of the child pushing boundaries and expressing themselves.  After all, the Aquarian will be keen for their youngster to develop independence of thought and action.

They will also be keen for their child to understand their role in society, which as far as the Aquarian is concerned, is to do the right thing for the rest of humanity and the environment in which we live. Not only is the Aquarian likely to undertake charitable activities while raising their children it is likely that they will involve their children in these activities.

The typical Aquarian parent tends to treat his or her offspring as a friend or miniature adult, and will encourage them to be independent from day one. He or she will not concentrate on discipline and will be prepared to discuss even adult problems, so long as this is done in a rational rather than emotional manner. This is not a parent who can help with the turmoil of emotions experienced through having one’s first broken heart. This is likely to be the other parent’s role or ever the role played by a friend’s parent or other sympathetic adult as the Aquarian is likely to have to work rather hard to connect with their child on an emotional level.

In terms of treating your child as an equal: Treating them as equals may work for some children for most of the time but many children need to know exactly where they stand relative to their parents. Who is the boss? Is it you or them? At this stage in their lives it really needs to be you. They need to get some sense of what is acceptable behaviour because without they’ll struggle to fit in with conventional society, which will certainly let your children know the ground rules even if you choose not to.

Talking of unconventional once you have children you may need to see some of your wilder friends outside of the home. Not every wild and wacky friend will be suitable for under-eighteens to hang around.

The Aquarian parent will aim to provide the very best modern education for their children. They will also have friends from all walks of life so their children are likely to be exposed to a variety of cultures and viewpoints and thus are likely to be curious and open-minded when it comes to meeting new people. This means that they are likely to be tolerant of people’s quirks and differences including their own. The child of one or more Aquarius parents is likely to be comfortable with who they are and is therefore unlikely to bully others or to allow themselves to be bullied.

The Aquarius parent will be popular with their children’s friends who will probably regard the Aquarian parent as cool, funky and on their wavelength.  This is largely due to your eternally youthful nature, keenness to share ideas and love of pushing boundaries. You will gladly encourage you own and other people’s children to do the same.  For you this is part of the fun of parenting. The less fun part of it is the emotional side which you may find rather baffling.

It is unlikely that the Aquarian will want to be defined soley by parenthood, so will need to keep other interests going in order to keep their creative juices and enthusiasm for experimentation going. This will mitigate against the feeling of feeling trapped by responsibility. There are however some areas of your life where you really are going to have the bullet and behave in a conventionally responsible manner. You may have to reign in your Air Sign nature when it comes to the urge to take off at a moment’s notice or even change lovers at a moment’s notice, which can leave your children confused and upset.

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The Capricorn Parent

The Capricorn Parent

The typical Capricorn parent is strict but fair, with a tendency to worry a little too much about whether they are providing for their children materially. Some Capricorns especially fathers may spend so much time on income generation that they neglect to provide their children with emotional warmth; thereby putting themselves at risk of recreating the difficult dynamic that they are likely to have had with their own fathers. A Capricorn-born mother may also find herself thrust into the role of main income earner. She may also choose to or have to return to work while her children are still young.  Alternatively she may decide to combine child rearing with running a business from home.

That said most Capricorns do have a warm emotional side so are more than capable of developing a loving bond with their children once they realise how important it is to do so. In fact once they have realised how important the emotional connection between parent and child is; they will do what it takes to keep nurturing and strengthening that loving connection. This is the sign of continuous improvement, so they will be constantly looking out for ways to improve their parenting skills. Capricorns don’t just restrict themselves to thinking about how to improve; they will take action and look for ways to refine their strategy until they get the results they seek.

The Capricorn parent provides the very best for their children but has difficulty relating to very young children. This difficulty eases as the children get older as the Capricorn then finds their children have the intellectual capacity to ‘get’ the Capricorn sense of humour and to grasp the life lessons that the Capricorn parent is eager to pass on.

Those lessons are likely to revolve around the Capricorn values of reliability, integrity, keeping your promises and understanding the value of money. Capricorn sometimes gets an unfair rap for being money obsessed but most of them aren’t. They just have a keen appreciation of money’s true worth. They are often ambitious for their children and may have to guard against a tendency to schedule every minute of their child’s day or to stress themselves out if their child is not a high achiever.

Interestingly many Capricorns when young are rebellious types who kick against authority and this may be revisited with the Capricorn parent as the authority figure who gets rebelled against. And talking of authority figures, the Capricorn Mum may find that she has play the role of father as well! She may find herself being the person who holds the family together, is the disciplinarian, sets boundaries and standards, pretty much plays the role of Mum and Dad to her children (even if she is married) and may find herself having to bank-roll the family unit.

Fortunately she is usually more than capable of playing this role having learnt from childhood experience to develop those qualities associated with a father (stability, reliability, self-discipline, focus and protectiveness) within herself.

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Rabbit Chinese Zodiac Sign Flower – Peony

Rabbit Chinese Zodiac Sign Flower – Peony

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Caturday

Caturday - black & white cat sitting on bench
Caturday – black & white cat sitting on bench
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