Guest blogger Jessica Katz: I am not sure how true astrology really is, but I am a Cancer and I fit the description to a tee. When we are dating, we find ourselves looking up our astrological compatibility with our mates. So why not do that with our kids?
I decided to explore how well my Sagittarius child and I are suited for one
another. One thing that is a thorn in our ten-month relationship is that my
daughter hates to be cuddled. She fights and squirms and screams if you try to
hug or snuggle her. She can't stand to feel caged in or trapped. She has
always been super independent and has never been a clingy baby. In fact, she
will let anyone hold her and she is happiest roaming free.
This devastates me. I want to cuddle my cute little baby! It is torture for
her to be so cute and not let me cuddle her. So what did our compatibility test
say? It said that Sagittarius children are very independent and
that Cancer parents are nurturing and loving. It said, "Your parenting
style includes plenty of nurturing, support,
protection and connection, but your Sagittarius child is quite independent. The
truth is, she doesn't want you hovering so close as she explores the world around
her! Try not to let this hurt your feelings. Your little one is naturally
curious, energetic and unrestricted. In fact, she couldn't be more different
from you in that way."
Well, I suppose if we were dating that would mean we were incompatible (although
I married a Sagittarius). In regards to a parent-child relationship, it means: Don't take it so personally when all the other babies curl up in their moms'
laps and your baby crawls away. It makes me feel good to know that she is so loved
and secure that she feels free to be independent while knowing that her father
and I are always here for her.
Although once in a while, I just want a hug.