The Libra Child - Characteristics of Libra Children

Libra is the seventh sign of the Zodiac calendar and includes those born between September 23 and October 22. Children of this sign are among the easiest to raise, thanks to their equable temperament and neat habits. At the same time they need to be learnt to taught to face the realities of life if they are to grow up as well-rounded personalities.

Highly sociable beings

Adult Librans are noted for the social skills and make highly popular guests at parties due to their charming, communicative and easy-going natures. At any gathering or group they can be counted on to smoothe hurt feelings or fill awkward pauses in a conversation. In Libra kids, this sociability is seen early as they enjoy group activities and get along well with other children. Unlike Aries or Leo signs that are more self-oriented, for Libra kids interpersonal connections are very important. They thrive best when supported by meaningful companionship at all levels. It is quite common to find Libra kids have one or two very close friends even though they may be well-liked by a large circle of acquaintances. As a parent of a Libran toddler, don’t be alarmed to be find that he/she has an imaginary playmate with whom they talk, confide in and even play. Several creative people have had make-believe friends in their early childhood and it is one of the signs of a highly imaginative mind. The important thing to remember is to make sure that your Libra child is never starved of companionship. Encourage him/her to make friends and on occasions when their playmates are not around, be ready to give them your own time and interest.

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Desire to connect verbally

An essential part of a Libran’s highly social nature is being able to connect with others verbally and intellectually. While Geminis are also brilliant conversationalists, it is more common to find them holding the stage at a party while Librans are more likely to be found engaged in meaningful conversation on a one-to-one basis. Likewise the Libra child is always on the lookout for developing interpersonal connections through conversation. These kids may or may not always be want to held or hugged, but they need someone to bounce off their ideas and ask questions about what they think. So while it can get a tad exhausting for you, answering their umpteen questions, one of the worst things you can do to a Libra child is to tell them to shut up and sit quiet. This is because to them sharing their thoughts is like sharing their soul – it is their chief way of finding their place in the world and connect to humanity.

A balanced temperament

The quality perhaps most associated with Librans is an equable temperament that is not given to sway between emotional extremes. Little wonder since this zodiac bears the sign of the Scales which is a symbol of balance. While adult Librans are better able to express this trait due to years of finely-honed social skills, young Librans often display it by a natural love for balance in their lives. They are neither complete bookworms nor entirely the outdoors type. Unlike Leo kids, Librans will not have a whole tribe of playmates but neither will they be lost in solitary imaginings like a Piscean.

Acute sense of fair play

Yet another way the symbol of the Scales becomes relevant for Libran personalities is through their love for the cause of justice. Even when young, Librans have an acute sense of right and wrong. They can be found quite often arguing in favor of including the weaker kids in a game or passionately rooting for the team that is perceived as the underdog. You will often chance upon your Libra son or daughter negotiating peace on the playground or the first to speak out if they see someone cheating on the rules. Also Libra kids usually learn to share far ahead of other children. However in case of a Libran who is a single child, this desire to share can emerge later but once he/she is introduced to a sense of fair-play early on, you can rest assured that it will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

A love of harmony

Librans, whether adults or children, find it necessary to have harmony and beauty in their lives. In fact, they are easily put off outrageous behavior and examples of pettiness in others. One of the worst things that can happen to the Libra child is for him/her to grow up in a stressful environment, marked by arguing, ugliness or violence. A Libra child will usually try to the best of their abilities to make sure that their little corner of the world lives up to their ideals of peace and beauty. In fact due to their strong bias towards a sense of fair play and harmony, Librans make great diplomats and negotiators. You may be surprise to find your kid jumping into the middle of a family argument trying to play peacemaker. At such times don’t scold them for being bossy or nosey. Try to understand it as an effort of self-preservation on their part; Librans even little children are quite capable of feeling driven to negotiate a peaceful end to any arguing or strife among the members of the household.  This is because if the negativity continues and they are unable to bring peace to the family, they can become emotionally upset to the point of even getting physically ill. Thus as parents of a Libra child, try as far as possible to provide them with a harmonious environment at home even though it is not within your powers to control external stressful influences.

A curious detachment

Sometimes the Libran’s love of harmony and peace can bring about a curious detachment in them. This is most often seen in adult Librans who tend to shy away from dealing with messy personal situations or talking about uncomfortable issues. However even in case of children this trait can be seen as they either refrain from voicing their inconveniences for the sake of maintaining overall harmony or distance themselves from unpleasant situations. Many Libra children may start trouble on the playground and then take off before the going gets rough. At this point, though their curiosity is unimaginably high, they'll go off to a safe spot and watch the chaos unfold from a distance. If you find the beginnings of this trait in your child too, try to teach them, according to their level, that it is neither always possible nor desirable to walk away from the realities of life, no matter how unpleasant they are.