The Scorpio Child - Characteristics of Scorpio Children

A Scorpio is one of the most complicated signs in the Zodiac. Born between 23rd October and 21st November, these children are intelligent, passionate but also possessive and sometimes vindictive. Here is what you can look forward to when raising a Scorpio child.

They feel intensely

The most noticeable aspect of a Scorpio is perhaps their intense natures and your child may be no different. A Scorpio is likely to be passionate in their emotions and you may find your little one capable of loving and hating to the extreme. When getting along with a friend, they may be ready to give their all but after a fight they would want to have nothing to do with them ever again. This intensity of emotions also means that your kid would detest doing anything by half measures – they would either have all of an experience or nothing of it. They would either have very thick buddies completely in sync with their emotions or completely ignore a classmate with whom they don’t get along. Likewise, when playing a game or solving a jigsaw puzzle, they are likely to pour their entire selves into the experience and most importantly would expect no less from their playmates. The high level of expectations that Scorpios set for their loved ones makes them infamous as difficult people, as those who are incredibly hard to please.

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Their potential for vindictiveness

Woe betide anyone who dares hurt a Scorpio. Like the Scorpion whose sign individuals of this zodiac bear, they don’t take kindly to be being betrayed and if anyone happens to trample with their emotions or self-respect, they can be sure that the Scorpio will strike back with the deadly sting in its tail. This potential for revenge is seen even when they are young and you may be taken aback to find your Scorpio kid going to great lengths plotting how to get back to someone who has hurt him/her. The best way to temper this unrelenting stance is to help them learn the personal joys of forgiveness. Teach them to let go of things that are beyond control of their little selves and while your Scorpio kid might never really discard his/her vindictive streak, slowly but eventually they might learn the value of the inner peace that comes with being more accepting of human follies.

Highly intelligent beings

Scorpios are naturally blessed with a keen mind and high level of intelligence. Many Scorpio kids give evidence of their acute mental faculties quite early and apart from staying ahead in class, they will surprise you with their ability to read people correctly. Scorpios have an uncanny knack of looking straight into the heart of people and learning the truth about them. It is perhaps this curious ability which has lent shades of the psychic and occult to the bearers of the sign and particularly its women. So while raising your Scorpio child, it is always best to be honest with them rather than lying about what you really feel for and expect from your child. Even though it is neither possible nor desirable to confide every aspect of yourself in your child, be sure that what you do share is the truth. For as soon as your Scorpio realizes that you have lied to them, it may be a very long time before they are able to trust you again.

Yearning for deep emotional connect

The intense nature of their emotions makes Scorpios year for deep emotional connections with those they love best. In adults this may express itself as a search for a soul mate; while Librans and Sagittarians may date to have an active social life, Scorpios seem to so to find a love that is truly transcendental. Because of this inherent trait, it is best to adopt a hands-on approach while brining up Scorpio kids. Talk to them openly and tell them your thoughts.  They feel abandoned if you only offer them superficial conversation and light fluffy kind of family talk. Rather they need to be taken seriously; so ask them about their dreams and aspirations and be there to cheer and support them when they go out to compete. An important way of expressing this deep emotional connection for Scorpios is with physical love. While adult Scorpios are famed for being passionate lovers, children too benefit from demonstrations of strong parental affection. So touch them with purpose and hug them with strength. For them a fleeting kiss or a momentary cuddle which can satisfy a Cancer child is just not enough. More than other kids, little Scorpios need to be told in definite and unambiguous terms about how special they are and how much they are loved. Scorpio kids may seem very high-maintenance, but once they become confident of their parent’s love and support, they will flower into bright, happy adults.

Tendency to be secretive

Another consequence of the Scorpio’s intensely emotional natures is that they tend to be quite secretive, keeping their thoughts and feelings tightly coiled within them. This is actually a kind of defense mechanism, a way of protecting their emotional self by not allowing everyone into their inner world.  In case of older children you might have to keep track about what they are up to without appearing to be intrusive. So it is best to teach them the joys of open communication early on. Show by example how to develop effective communication with loved ones and how beneficial it is when trying to deeply connect with another.

Need for discipline

It is no secret that Scorpios are extremely strong willed and powerful by nature.  They know exactly who they are and that most people including their parents might not have the strength, knowledge or the stamina to match their own. In such a situation you need to raise them by adopting a fine balance between discipline and understanding. If you are dictatorial and violent in your parenting style, they will learn that might is always right. On the other hand if you succumb before their will power or the brilliance of their personality, they will learn to be manipulative and scheming. Rather you need to let them know that while you love them unconditionally, you will also be firm about certain rules that will have to be followed by them like they are by everybody else in the family and larger society.