Raising a Leo baby? Find out the traits and challenges you may face
Here's looking at the traits of a Leo baby (Jul 23 – Aug 22) and the challenges you may face raising a Leo child, according to your star sign.
Leo baby | July 23 – August 22
Your Leo baby is the creative organiser of the zodiac.
Practically no one can recognise the solution to a problem and organise the means to solve it like this little one, and this gives rise to them getting the reputation of a natural leader.
Defined by fire, you can expect this little one to be active, spontaneous, enthusiastic, highly creative, self-sufficient and even have a touch of romance about them. On the negative, these little fiery babies can be stubborn, overdramatic and can even come across as arrogant or self-involved.
Easy, breezy and very chatty!
The little Leo babies are all known for one thing, talking too much.
This during the newborn stage can go one of two ways, either they develop their communication early and mum can settle quickly, or they can continue to attempt to communicate who knows what for hours on end, becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of clear communication.
For the most part though, Leo babies are generally known as an “easier” baby. Their natural leadership also comes with natural independence and they are generally happy to be placed down to explore on their own for a great deal of time.
Leo children and adults have a pet hate, having their pride hurt. They enjoy helping others and showcasing their strengths, which in the event that their achievements are not recognised, can result in them lashing out and attempting to take control in a power play.
If this doesn’t work, you will find them sulking.
Leo newborns are typically ones that like to be alert and take everything in, but overstimulate themselves with their drive to learn.
It’s not uncommon for Leo children to be fussy in the later hours of the day, needing extra cuddles and attention in low-stimulation surroundings off Mum.
On the positive, a quirky Leo trait is that they have a strong desire to help others, particularly materialistically. It’s not uncommon for little Leo’s to grow up and assist their parents in means of financial security.
These little Leo’s are natural leaders and therefore tend to excel in careers, money does come easy and with that, money is shared easily too.
How to parent a Leo baby according to your star sign
As an Aries personality, you have a naturally positive, energetic and happy approach which the creative Leo will hugely benefit from. You can expect many happy days connecting to your child through fun and happy emotions, as even the smallest things will result in big smiles.
An Aries mum can develop a “because I said so” attitude, which can result in long-winded, stubborn arguments as the Leo child will want to take control and power from the relationship at times. You can expect lots of “I am the parent, you are the child” conversations with this one!
The Taurus mum is patient and diplomatic, which allows for a lot of understanding regarding the Leo’s more dramatic nature. Taurus mums are quite often musically and artistically creative with their children, which the Leo child will enjoy as they explore their own natural talents.
Taurus mums can at times be a little lazy and sloppy around the house. This will clash with the naturally house-proud Leo, who may start acting out of character as they are heavily influenced by their surroundings at home. The cleaner, the happier your Leo will be! (They are also a good one to get onto the chores early!)
Gemini mums tend to have a youthful, “cool” attitude and appearance with their children. They are not natural disciplinarians and they tend to develop an understanding of their children’s dreams and desires, which is highly beneficial to the stubborn, natural-leader Leo who likes being in control.
Gemini mums are heavily defined by thought and quick-wit, with a less emotional complex. Gemini mothers can potentially become unemotional, showcasing their affection and love through practical and materialistic means rather than emotional support and conversation. Leo children are less likely to accept gifts of wealth and materialistic items in exchange for emotional connection and can become ruthless in telling their parents so.
Cancerian mums have a nurturing approach to parenting that the Leo child will benefit from as they become more naturally relaxed. Cancers are also quite intuitive and caring, which allows them to give a depth of understanding to their child’s need for being on the go as well as competitive streaks.
Cancerian mums are quite often overprotective and controlling, which is not ever going to sit well with a Leo child, who likes to be in control of their own decisions and actions. Power-struggles are imminent in this case!
Like minds call for like values. A Leo parent will have a better understanding towards their Leo child’s creative and controlling personality, allowing them to give more free reign to the natural-born leader.
Leo mums can at times be overdramatic and stubborn regarding situations, just as much as their Leo child can. This can result in small arguments blowing out of proportion in a struggle for power.
Virgo mums commonly have a highly energetic, fun and witty approach to their parenting. The Leo child will thrive off being surrounded by fun, positivity and laughter.
Virgo mums can at times be overly demanding and critical of their children, especially as a Virgo mum tends to be able to read a situation in a detailed, precise and logical manner. As a Leo is defined by creativity and not necessarily logic, this can create difficulties in understanding each other’s decisions and points of view.
Libran mothers tend to be cooperative and fair-minded, allowing the Leo child to develop a sense of balance between what is right by all and what is right by themselves.
Libran mothers commonly make master manipulators, which is going to be interesting merging that with the natural manipulator of a Leo. Who is going to win the war?
Scorpio mothers tend to be emotional and passionate, particularly towards their children, which will create an extremely close emotional tie between mother and child. It drives the Leo child’s self-confidence forward and allows them to develop their natural leadership from a young age.
Scorpios generally have a very protective streak and can come across as strict or stubborn. The Scorpio mother can become easily frustrated by their Leo child’s inability to conform. Scorpio mothers can also be quite moody, which will set up for either an extremely great day together, or an extremely bad one from the moment they wake up.
The Sagittarius mother will often be about inspiring and stimulating their children through intellectual means, but also maintain a fair-minded approach. The Leo child will benefit from focusing on their intellect and natural leadership, giving rise to the opportunity for a balanced and successful life through the support of their mother.
Sagittarius mothers at times can be careless and blundering, which can create big emotional conflict between the emotional Leo. Sagittarius mothers will at times also struggle to take responsibility for their own mistakes, which will send them in a furious spin when their Leo child makes note of their mistake and attempts to prove why they were wrong and why they were right.
Capricorn mums are often found providing common sense solutions to their children’s problems. An Leo child will learn a lot of moderance and patience through this approach, rather than the fiery must-win to succeed approach they naturally take on.
On the negative, Capricorn mothers at times struggle to forgive and forget their children’s wrongdoings by them. This can create heated arguments between the Leo child and mother, as the Leo child will rebel when having to accept that they haven’t succeeded in their plans.
Aquarius mothers tend to be open communicators with their children, which the Leo baby will benefit from the freedom to talk about their goals, dreams and challenges.
Aquarius mothers have stubborn and analytical mindsets that are less emotional in nature. An Aquarius mother at times holds the belief that materialistic gifts are of similar value to emotional connection, which could give rise to differences in expectations and demands from the Leo child.
Piscean mothers are naturally intuitive, emotional and nurturing which will allow the Leo child to learn to stop putting so much emphasis on success and winning. The Piscean mother will comfort the Leo baby when things don’t go their way.
On the negative, Piscean mothers can become dependent on their Leo child as they grow older, as the Leo child has the natural talent of leadership. This can create issues of feeling burdened and responsible within the Leo child, to support and maintain their mothers wellbeing.
This article was republished with permission from KidSpot.