7 Zodiac Signs That Make The Best Parents

You might know how your zodiac sign contributes to your likes and dislikes, but what secrets does it spill when it comes to your parenting skills? Although astrology should be taken with a pinch of salt and fun, there are some zodiac signs that truly shine when it comes to raising kids. Read on for seven zodiac signs that make the best parents.

1. Cancer.

While a Cancer parent might tend to be a tad overprotective and smothering at times, it’s all out of love! This zodiac sign is known as the sensitive and nurturing water sign, which makes them a devoted parent. In the home, they’ll put all their effort into creating a cozy, safe haven for their kids. Since they can be emotional, Cancer parents protect their children like a fierce mama or papa bear!

2. Gemini.

A Gemini is a fun parent who will play board games and do puzzles for hours with their kids. Their love of communication is what makes them a skilled and trustworthy confidante. Since Gemini is ruled by Mercury, they score high points in thinking and speech. They’re also the parent who’s always down for exciting new adventures, with a focus on making every day with their little ones memorable. Since Gemini is fiercely curious, they’re always looking to learn with their kids.

3. Taurus.

As an Earth sign, Taurus is always grounded, which makes them a stable force in their children’s lives. They have unlimited reserves of patience for their kids, who will also get lots of affection from the nurturing Taurus parent. And, since it takes a lot for a Taurus to get mad, they don’t sweat the small things. However, these parents can be viewed as tough at times, ensuring that their children grow with discipline and a solid value system.

4. Scorpio.

Scorpio parents are decision-makers and sometimes disciplinarians to ensure their children are loved and safe. They’re not too rigid or strict, though. They shower their kids with love, and it’s because they’re a water sign linked to emotion. As a parent, Scorpio will be highly empathetic to their children’s feelings, and establish a deep and loving relationship with them. And, since they’re persistent, they’ll go the extra mile to ensure their kids have everything they need to hit all those developmental milestones.

5. Capricorn

Capricorns are strong and loyal, always there for their family. This is the parent who will help their kids with homework and put them first no matter what. They lead by example, showing their kids that they’re focused, driven to succeed, and have an amazing work ethic. Kids who grow up to have badass empires of their own probably have a Capricorn as a parent! Capricorns make great parents because of how they strike a balance between being affectionate and teaching their kids right from wrong.

6. Libra.

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Since they’re a lover of the arts, Libra parents strive to expose their children to style and culture from an early age. On a deeper level, Libra is a calm and nurturing parent. They have the empathetic skill of making their children feel acknowledged and seen, which makes them highly attentive parents. Since they possess a balanced view of life (this sign is symbolized by scales, after all), they teach their children to see situations from all perspectives, which makes them a strong guiding light throughout their lives.

7.  Leo.

With a strong, assertive personality, Leo is the type of parent who will teach their kids how to grow into confident adults. Leo is known as being a proud parent, so they’ll be cheering on their kids from the sidelines of football games and praising them when they achieve straight As in school. Leos also ensure a fun and adventure-filled life for their little ones. With a love of getting in on the action, Leo parents encourage their kids to be creative and tap into their inner star. They’re not just parents, but friends to their kids, so they can share the spotlight.

Giulia Simolo is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in English Language and Literature. She has been working as a journalist for more than a decade, writing for sites including AskMen, Native Interiors, and Live Eco. You can find out more about her on Facebook and LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter @GiuliaSimolo.