Pisces is the twelfth and last sign of the Zodiac calendar. Born in between February 19th and March 20th, Pisces’ are sensitive, sympathetic and highly imaginative. Here are a few insights on what it may be like to raise a Pisces child.
Extremely Sensitive Beings
The one trait that perhaps marks all Pisces is their extremely sensitive personality. Pisces are acutely sensitive to the smallest change and nuances of feelings. They – including Pisces children – are not only in touch with their own inner selves but are also extremely sensitive to the emotional needs and moods of their partners. This makes a Pisces child one of the sweetest and most caring among the little ones of the all the zodiac signs. It is a delight to watch your young Pisces look out for even smaller kids or their own younger siblings. It is as though they know instinct-ively what others need or what will make them feel better. Being so sensitive to moods and emotions of others, it is easy to discipline Pisces children. A cross look is probably all that is required to keep them in line. You may not even be required to raise your voice since shouting at them is akin to physical punishment. The best way to put your point across is to gently explain to them what is amiss and what they can do to put things right. Sometimes a hurt Pisces child might withdraw deep into themselves and seem to sulk and be difficult. Let them take their time on these occasions – once they feel positive and confident enough, they will emerge from their depths of their comfort zone. Just make sure your little Pisces knows that you are there and that they can always count on your love and support.
Wish To Remain A Little Aloof
The downside of a Pisces’ extreme sensitive personality is that they easily tend to get hurt. So even from their early years, Pisces build up their own defense mechanism in the way they remain slightly aloof from their peers and playmates. This is probably why many Pisces are mistaken as snobs when they are really protecting themselves from potential heartbreak. Here, as a parent you need to teach them that while it is necessary to watch out for yourself, unless one trusts others and opens up to them, there is little scope for building meaningful relationships. Have an active social circle of close friends and family members yourself and your Pisces child will see first-hand that it is possible to have close and yet trustworthy attachments. However, don’t ever expect your Pisces child to go all the way and transform into a bundle of energy or get involved in the rough and tumble of childish games– Pisces are simply born with a certain regality and will always go about like little princesses and princes, with their royal little noses ever so slightly up in the air.
Wise Little Beings
The Pisces intelligence is of a different kind. From the time they are able to comprehend the world, you will notice that your little Pisces has a wise, almost ancient gaze about them. It is as though they have already lived many lifetimes and again come back on earth to make it a better place to live with their fruits of their wisdom and understanding. One way in which this intelligence expresses itself is through a very vivid imagination. Pisces children are born story-tellers and your little one will thrill you with some of the most amazing tales or even real-life scenarios that may have never crossed your mind. In fact, most Pisces children have very vivid dreams. Many of them also show an early interest in psychic phenomena. If the mystical tendencies are nurtured and encouraged, a Pisces child can grow into a true medium, psychologist or healer.
However ,sometimes their fertile imagination can run away with them and make them appear to be telling fibs, especially to adults who cannot understand their world of fantasy. At such times remember that your child does not tell these farfetched stories to annoy the practical and responsible adults around them, but rather to entertain and to share their lovely visions of how life is in their minds. And unless this trait leads to a disciplinary problem, try to encourage their brilliant imagination – the real world and its prosaic realities will only too soon catch up with them. In fact if they can nurture this oasis of imaginative space as they grow up and make their way through the arid world of jobs and careers, they will have an incredibly meaningful if not always materially successful life. Indeed you might have already noticed in your Pisces child, the beginnings of a natural poet, an artist, an actress, an avid reader or movie lover. It is also quite possible that your Pisces child will have a natural leaning towards spirituality, with or without your teachings.
Surround Them With Love
It is extremely rewarding to raise Pisces children because of their sweet, caring and deeply perceptive natures. They are some of the most nurturing children that you can find in their age group. If you happen to remark casually that you are have a headache, your little one will quietly leave so as to leave you to rest but come back after a few hours to enquire how you are feeling now – when you may have yourself forgotten all about the headache. Because of this sensitive and caring nature, Pisces children often attract others among their peers who need a pep-talk or kind word or two. However, you should take care that this natural desire to help others does not make your Pisces child over-commit themselves. Very often they can be found promising to help out several of their playmates only to end up overwrought and breathless. Here, as a parent you not only need to teach them time-management skills but also to say ‘no’ sometimes. Remember refusing a friend is hard on Pisces children who cringe from inflicting any hurt but explain it to them that over-commitment will only lead to a situation where they will be of no help to anyone at all.
Finally, make sure that your Pisces child is surrounded by love and harmony. Due to their extremely sensitive natures, any kind of stress, especially at home, can really get them down. However, Pisces children are far from delicate creatures they are thought to be; they can endure a great deal of hardship when defending a cause they believe in. So equip them with the tools of self-reliance and emotional strength and they will be empowered to turn the world of their beautiful dreams into reality.
Time for Play
You will rarely find these children making “mud pies” or running about or rolling around, these children have a “proper” and regal attitude toward everything, including play time. Don’t be surprised to find your little female Pisces dress in her princess outfit whenever she can, and not just on Halloween.
Due to their vivid imagination, they are fantastic story-tellers; on occasion they might be accused of lying. They tell elaborate stories because they see the world differently and want to share their vision with others with enthusiasm – never to annoy anyone. Unless this becomes a problem, encourage this creativity and imagination.
By encouraging the creative side of your Pisces child, you may have the next famous actress, poet or artist on your hands to share with the world.
Tips For Parents With A Pisces Child
1. They need to be taught the importance of time management.
2. To be taught that it is okay to say “no” – so as not to overextend themselves and make promises they are unable to keep.
3. They need to know that there is a time and place for story-telling and telling the truth.
4. Lots of admiration and affection is required for these children.
5. They also need lots of reassurance as they are not very confident in their own abilities.
Time is of no consequence to those born under the horoscope of Pisces; they eat when hungry, sleep when tired and something must attract them during play time. They view a clock as a machine, not something that they desire to be a slave to. I’m sure we as parents can learn something valuable from this way of thinking.