You’re not a regular parent, you’re a cool parent! If you’re a parent with your Sun in Gemini, then you’re upbeat, fun, and always providing new activities for your kids. You have a great natural energy to be able to keep up with your children and your busy family life. Just remember to slow down and check in with your little ones when you get the chance. They’re growing up fast and you don’t want to miss a moment!
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Gemini and Aries
In this situation, it will be best for you two parents to divide the work according to your respective strong suits. Aries is good at getting everybody on the ball. Setting up schedules, tending to doctor’s appointments, and establishing order and structure will suit the Ram’s mercenary personality. Gemini will do best at the communications-related work. Reading the stories, listening to the interpersonal travails of nursery school, and helping the child figure out how the computer works will fall into this category. Project tracking software might be a useful tool for your parental combination. While both of you can be very attentive, at any given time, either Aries or Gemini could suffer sporadic bouts with ADHD. This could confuse any child, not to mention feed fears of abandonment; but witnessing the undesirable results of inattention could possibly help the child learn how to focus with the determination lacking in both parents.
Gemini and Taurus
Taurus and Gemini parents make the ultimate touch-and-talk team. Taurus won’t be able to get enough of the tactile sensations that come with parenthood -- from baby-soft skin to cuddling and cooing until the tears stop. Meanwhile, Gemini’s currency for parental care comes in words. Even before the first utterances are heard, your child’s head will be filled with an encyclopedia-like vocabulary! As parents you two can enjoy holding your child and reading long, laughable stories that stimulate giggles and grins. As your child grows old enough to require discipline, though, there will be two distinct styles here. Gemini will be lenient, and not give much clear direction, while Taurus’ #1 quote will be "My way or the highway." Together, the two of you should talk through your punishment policies before they are handed out, or risk being manipulated by your all-too-clever progeny.
Gemini and Gemini
You talkative Gemini parents will have a lot to say -- both to and about your babies! You will be concerned about the way your children develop, and will watch and measure every "first" in the baby book. Needless to say, your children will have more than enough intellectual and social stimulation -- the problem might be getting either parent to pay attention to the physical side of being a caretaker. Hygiene standards will probably fall within the normal bell curve, but it’s hard to picture Gemini people spending a lot of time cuddling with a little child. That’s why, as parents, it’s important for both of you to remember how necessary that is. You should make sure you spend some time with your children wrapped in your arms or sitting on your lap as they read a story, watch a video, or just talk about what went on in day care that day.
Gemini and Cancer
Gemini and Cancer parents can offer a lot to children. Gemini will actively engage the children in mental, verbal, and social stimulation, while Cancer will be concerned with making the children feel loved and cared for in more physical, primal ways. This can be an almost-ideal arrangement; but there are some areas where you two are bound to disagree. Cancer’s devotion to the family can be somewhat of an enigma to hyper-social Gemini. Things like going out as a couple and leaving children with a babysitter can be hard for the Cancer parent. Meanwhile, Gemini’s desire to engage in "grown-up" activities is hard to deny, so there will have to be many compromises made here. Your children will probably see you as two separate entities. The Gemini parent will help them when they need to think an issue through, while Cancer will help them learn about protecting themselves and others who may be placed in their care.
Gemini and Leo
Gemini and Leo are fast friends, so you’ll take on the task of parenting with a spirit of fun and adventure. This is a good thing, because you’re unlikely to get overwrought over the little incidents that can scare many new parents. On the other hand, you may minimize some of the things that might need more of their attention. Gemini and Leo work as counterbalances for one another, and both are excellent teachers. While Gemini will tend to fill the child with knowledge and information, Leo will work hard to impart wisdom and common sense. But somewhere, somehow, you two ambitious parents will have to find ways to give your children the simple things. You could get help from a young relative or caretaker who can still relate to the playful mind of a child -- or you can try themselves to be more relaxed, vulnerable, and fun.
Gemini and Virgo
Great minds think alike -- and you two parents definitely think a lot. In fact, the two of you could think and re-think decisions (even simple ones, like what kind of diapers you should use) until the matter becomes a moot point. You will need to set up some ground rules, and consult some experts so you can set reasonable boundaries on yourselves. As a couple, you will get along quite well, because both of you are adaptable and reasonable. As parents, though, you could confuse their children, because you have such a hard time deciding what the "right" thing to do might be. A caretaker or grandparent can always intervene here, but it’s not impossible for you two to do the hard work yourselves, by agreeing to divide the work. Gemini can offer different ideas, but Virgo will be far better at thinking fast as to how they can best be applied.
Gemini and Libra
The children who have you two as parents will enjoy one of the most lenient households around. Gemini is accepting and able to see almost any behavior as being part of the developmental process. Libra, on the other hand, avoids administering discipline out of a desire to keep the peace and quiet of the household. Your children could probably run rampant around an environment with such poor boundaries, but that probably won’t be the case. Most children seek order and structure, and they will find their own way to establish it. At the times when there is no way out of administering punishment, Libra will be able to decide what is fair, while Gemini will be the one to express it in a way that the children can understand. Your children will benefit from living in this house, if for no other reason than being exposed to the lively conversation.
Gemini and Scorpio
Gemini and Scorpio will always find a way to work things out, but you will also have to establish firm boundaries and ground rules between you two. Children can become reasons for you to struggle for power and influence. Gemini will play the lenient parent -- the one who will always be there to listen to the children when they try to explain the reasons behind their bad behavior. Scorpio, on the other hand, will try to play on the children’s weaknesses to catch them when they stray from the straight and narrow. If these patterns are allowed to continue without being identified and discussed, you two can wind up in a contest for your children’s affection. The best way for you to approach discipline would be with a "Good Cop/Bad Cop" set-up; but in order to do that, you’ll have to call a truce and devise a plan you’re both willing to live with.
Gemini and Sagittarius
Your two signs may be on the opposite side of the zodiac, but as parents, you behave a lot alike. Both of you will take great delight in teaching your children new things, and filling their brains with every last bit of information. Gemini will excel at working with verbal skills, while Sagittarius will teach the children about exploring the world in the physical sense. Gemini can take over the family fun on rainy days with word games and crafts to develop small motor skills, while Sagittarius takes the family camping or gets everyone to join a soccer league. When it comes to discipline, it’s difficult for either of you to avoid acting like little kids. Of the two, Sagittarius is more likely to deliver the messages and set the boundaries. Gemini will be able to deliver the messages once the punishment has been decided. Together, you can do a good job teaching your children right from wrong.
Gemini and Capricorn
Your signs will work well together as parents, as long as Gemini follows Capricorn’s lead. Capricorn’s natural executive ability will be a great help in setting up a baby’s feeding schedule or figuring out which child must be ferried to a flurry of different activities. Gemini will be able to handle the one-on-one communication with much more patience than Capricorn might. While Capricorn can seem distant and dismissive, Gemini will dote on every utterance or gesture the children convey. When crisis arrives, though, Capricorn is the one who will rush to the rescue. In terms of discipline, Gemini will tend to talk infractions through with the children, while Capricorn will be far more effective at establishing a "fear factor" that will make them think twice about crossing that line. By working together, you two can give your children a good balance of attention and structure that will surely make them thrive.
Gemini and Aquarius
Gemini and Aquarius are somewhat alike, but once you become parents, your differences may begin to show. Gemini is much more easygoing, and will delight in having someone to teach, love, and dote upon. Aquarius, on the other hand, will take the role of parent very, very seriously. The responsibility for another person could lead to a wide range of fanatical behavior -- from drastic changes in diet and environment to commitments to community service at a very young age. When it comes to discipline, Gemini will tend to explain to the children why they shouldn’t do certain things for personal reasons, while Aquarius will point out how their behavior can affect the world around them. There is much to be said for both points of view, but it will be important for you two to keep your ideas in context. Sometimes, the simplest lessons in life are the ones that have the most lasting value.
Gemini and Pisces
Gemini and Pisces are caring and loving, and when things go right, you’ll provide a balanced and supportive environment. Gemini likes to interact with children on the verbal and intellectual levels. This is the parent who will talk to them, read stories, and teach them word games. Pisces, on the other hand, will enter the children’s world on their terms. Pisces will get lost in the world of make-believe, loving every minute of playing house or making up stories in character during makeshift puppet shows. When it comes to more practical matters, both of you will try to shirk the responsibility. Gemini would much rather make jokes or find ways to think the children’s way out of trouble, while Pisces would rather pretend that nothing could go wrong in the wonderful world of your little family. Both of you will have to work on providing better structure and boundaries for your children.