Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the Zodiac calendar and includes those born between November 22 and December 21. Idealistic, free living and fun-loving, Sagittarius children are a delight to watch growing up even if they are likely to keep you on your toes.
One of the easiest ways to pick out a Sagittarius child is by their popularity among peers and classmates. A Sagittarius child will draw friends on equal terms; it is as if no one can resist being attracted towards them with their naturally vivacious and optimistic personalities. So from the time your Sagittarius son or daughter is old enough to have friends, the phone will probably never stop ringing for them. Also, more than once you might chance upon your child helping and motivating other kids after a setback on the playground or heartbreak at school.
Individuals of this zodiac are known for their cheerful outlook on life and indeed their optimism constitutes one of the greatest joys on raising a Sagittarius child. A Sagittarius child will delight you with their bright, positive attitude and make parenting seem so much easier. They are not the ones to get blue after a pet rabbit has died or a picnic has been cancelled due to bad weather. They would much rather involve all their friends in a charming burial service for ‘Floppy’ or take out their board games and invite all those who had got ready for the outing. Sometimes though this ingrained optimism can seem to lead your child to rely on luck one time too many. You may find your child skimping on exam preparations in the hope that a particular question will not figure in the test or even take unnecessary risks like going biking without protective gear in the misplaced notion that they are too much of experts to fall. Here you may have to be firm on certain rules that need to be followed as much for the sake of personal safety as for success in life.
Bundle Of Energy
Your Sagittarius child is probably a bundle of crackling energy, hardly surprising considering that the ruling element of the sign is fire. They are especially drawn to the outdoors, going off on their own to explore the nearby woods or delighting in sports which are fast-paced and filled with action, like perhaps soccer and basketball. Even if your Sagittarius child does not reveal too great an interest in conventional sports, there are bound to be activities like dancing or climbing trees in case of younger kids which express their love for action and energy. In fact these are the early stirrings of a Sagittarius’ famed and life-long love affair with travel. Perhaps the most widely-travelled in the entire zodiac, no destination is too boring or too dangerous for a Sagittarius if it includes the prospect of seeing new sights and meeting new people.
A flip-side of the Sagittarius’ energetic nature is a tendency to get bored quickly. As soon as your child may have returned from a pal’s birthday party, they might start fidgeting about and then brightly suggest a late evening drive by the beach or river. Sagittarius children, like adults of the same zodiac have incredible stamina and can keep hopping from one activity to another when other stout-hearted individuals can carry on no longer. However without enough activities to keep their energetic minds occupied, a Sagittarius can lose interest quite soon and can become moody and irritable. So it is up to you to keep them well-supplied with activities and interests so that their immense energy is spent in doing the right things.
A Free And Independent Spirit
More than anything else, a Sagittarius is marked by their free and independent spirit. You will notice this is your child too when they take off on their own to explore the neighborhood or begin to read books and topics which may never have been suggested by you. Personal freedom ranks at the top among all other life priorities for Sagittarius and so ensure that your little one has, if not a room then at least a specifically delineated space of their own. Also, allow them the freedom to explore beliefs and values by themselves instead of forcing them to toe your line. Sagittarius’ are really wise at heart and after exploring all options they can be usually trusted to choose the right path.
An Outspoken Nature
One consequence of a Sagittarius’ free, unfettered personality is a tendency to speak their minds. While this makes for a parent-child relationship based on honesty and trust, your Sagittarius child also needs to learn that in certain situations a little diplomacy is called for. You may be disconcerted when your little girl points out that your new hairstyle does not suit you or that the painting, which is the main conversation piece in your new neighbor’s house-warming party is actually hung upside down. Quite often this frankness may be inappropriate on social occasions and you may find yourself wishing your child had more tact. However, a Sagittarius’ outspoken manner is never motivated by malice and it is simply a rather forceful expression of their highly individual personality.
Innate Hunger For Wisdom
Finally remember that your Sagittarius child may not be primarily motivated by power, money or material success in life. They thrive best when ranging free in the worlds of ideas, philosophy and the essential truths of humanity. This is not to say that they are likely to be found with their heads in the clouds. Rather they are keenly interested how a system, an institution works and how they can be bettered for mankind. The symbol of this zodiac is the Centaur – half-man and half-horse. In ancient Roman mythology, Centaurs were intellectuals and teachers which perhaps explains the Sagittarius’ concern with the really big issues of life. Their minds have far-thinking ability aptly symbolized by the Archer who looks ahead and takes his aim. So you may find your little Sagittarius growing up as a budding teacher, healer or a writer who travels throughout the world gathering and narrating stories of other people and cultures.
Time For Play
1. Teach money issue in a game form.
2. Games of logic will keep them interested and fulfill some of their curiosity
3. They love to be outside, enjoying nature and the fresh air.
4. They greatly enjoy the wind in their faces when they are riding their bikes.
These children are active and adventurous, but can also be clumsy by bumping into walls and tripping over air. They may receive more bumps and bruises than the average child.
Although sociable and loves the company of people, Sagittarius children are very content in the company of their teddy bear. They are also very inquisitive, and you may find yourself coming up with an answer to “why is the sky blue?”
This Sun child is very enthusiastic and their mind is always active, and there will always be a new question on their lips. They are not detail oriented and will often forget where they have placed something. They see the “big picture” more clearly than the details.
A Sagittarius child usually does very well in school, also being involved in sports and other extra-curricular school activities. They express a lot of “team spirit”. They will choose intelligent and open-minded children to be their close friends; they have little tolerance for anyone that doesn’t think outside the box.
Tips For Parents With A Sagittarius Child
1. Always keep some band aids and antiseptic handy as these children have a tendency to being accident prone.
2. Teach them about the value of money and the reasoning to save for the future at an early age, they are very generous and will think nothing of spending any cash in their pockets.
3. They hate to disappoint, so provide praise for their efforts.
4. Having them keep their room clean may be a challenge.
5. Keep them involved in something they find interesting.
6. Don’t smother them or keep them confined, they are not clingy and will not be found tied to mommies apron strings.
This child needs space and the trust of their parents; they are trustworthy children, and will use time wisely when not under a watchful eye. They desire freedom to either succeed or fail on their own.