Raising a child is already such a big undertaking. It can be even more of a challenge if you can’t get a complete read on your little one.
This can sometimes be if your child was born between June 21 and July 22 – astrologically speaking, that makes them Cancer! If you have no idea about zodiac signs, one of the first things you should know about Cancer is that they’re one of the three water signs (together with Scorpio and Pisces).
Water signs are infamous for having intense emotions and impressive intuition, which can be good or bad depending on the situation. Are you already seeing this characteristic in your little crab?
6 Fantastic Tips On Raising Your Cancer Zodiac Child
To know how to handle that and their other tendencies, read on to learn everything you need to know about raising a Cancer child.
1. Provide them with as much familial support as you can
The fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancers are known for their nurturing, almost motherly nature. For Cancer children, this translates into the need to be surrounded by family at all times, for as much as they can. Although most people enjoy spending time with their families, this is especially important for this water sign because they thrive most in a comfortable situation where they’re allowed to be themselves. So make sure you provide your little one with as much familial support and love as necessary.
2. Let them have their head above the clouds
Another interesting thing about water signs is that they let their visions and daydreams take them everywhere. Your little crab is a natural-born dreamer, and no matter what, you should support their dreams! One way to do this is to be patient with them and answer every question they’ve got. Let your imagination run wild with theirs. It’s not only a great way to bond, but it can definitely help boost their confidence to know that someone believes in them.
3. Shower them with as much TLC as you can
They may not always show it, but young Cancerians enjoy physical affection just as much as the clingier kids out there. This is because they love to love and be loved, and touch is just one way to show it. Don’t be surprised when you see them attentively brushing back a doll’s hair; they really are just natural caregivers. Be sure to give them the same treatment through an abundance of hugs and kisses.
4. Teach them healthy ways to express their emotions
As mentioned, Cancerians (like other water signs) feel things deeply for longer than other people do. For this reason, it’s important that starting at a young age, they understand that it’s completely normal to have certain seemingly uncomfortable emotions like sadness or anger. This is how you can begin teaching them to express such emotions in less destructive ways. For instance, instead of throwing a tantrum whenever they get frustrated, they could cultivate patience at a young age. Hence, they don’t set themselves up for disappointment when they’re older.
5. Don’t force them into conventional social situations
Much like a crab sulking in its own little shell, children who are Cancer signs enjoy having their own space. They like keeping things to themselves. Make sure to note this: do not egg your child into joining certain situations they will surely not enjoy. It’s better to let them branch out and socialize on their own, so they don’t resent uncomfortable social situations.
6. Pay careful attention to what you and others say to them
It can’t be emphasized enough that all young Cancerians can be quite sensitive. Therefore, you should always try to watch your words when you’re talking to them. That said, you can’t really control what other people will say to them when they’re out in the real world. So you could also protect them by teaching them to develop a toucher shell.
If you have a young crab in your life, then you are blessed with the kind of thoughtfulness and compassion that isn’t too common with children nowadays. Just be sure to give them a safe space, and you will always have a loyal companion in your life.
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