You’re a fun, passionate, loving being, Leo! So it’s no wonder that your children adore you. You have lots of energy and enjoy taking your kids on crazy adventures. Your warm and charismatic demeanor goes a long way and makes your children feel comfortable around you. You’re a protective Lion ready to pounce on anyone or anything that might threaten your cubs. While this makes you a great parent, your children might need you to retract your claws from time to time.
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Leo and Aries
Aries and Leo parents are a matching set of friends, so your experience of raising baby is bound to be fun -- at least for you! The child might begin to feel at times like s/he’s the one that has to establish order and organization, though. Picture this family at the amusement park -- the child is crashed out in the stroller, but you two are bounding up to get back on line for the roller coaster, shouting, "Again, again!" Aries and Leo are like best friends most of the time, but you’ll have to struggle toward compromise when it comes to setting the pace in your household. Aries will go for the quick and dirty way to get things done, from throwing everything (including the family silver) into the dishwasher to literally sweeping things under the rug. Leo’s regal tastes will require a more even-paced refinement.
Leo and Taurus
You two will get along great as parents, as long as you don’t become too wrapped up in competition. Each of you are warm-hearted and will embrace the concept of taking care of your children’s needs through protecting their interests and trying to help them make the most out of their talents. The contest begins when one parent tries to out-do the other at their particular plan for protecting the child. The best way around this would be for you both to share in every aspect of the child’s care and feeding. You should also always try to present a united front to the child. Because both of you are so settled on doing things your way, you may not notice when your little one uses the ensuing dispute to distract parents while they go their own way ... off to the forbidden corner of the back yard, or out way past curfew.
Leo and Gemini
Leo and Gemini 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.
Leo and Cancer
If there’s a perfect pair of parents, this could be it. Regardless of the actual gender of each parent, the way that your two energies interact will give your children everything they need. Cancer is the penultimate example of mother-energy. Cancer nurtures, cares for, and makes sure that the family is properly fed and dressed. Leo, meanwhile, takes on the role of father with a natural instinct of how to bring the best out of children. While Cancer cuddles and coos, Leo encourages the child to crawl, walk, and swim. When they get older, your children will probably have a lot of nice things to say about the way they were raised. Cancer and Leo can usually find ways to respect one another and share the parental workload without getting competitive about it. You work together so well because you recognize each other’s strengths and compensate for each other’s weaknesses.
Leo and Leo
"Proud parents" is one understated way of describing two Leos! To a Leo, every creation is a marvelous original, and this will go double for your children. From the moment of birth, people will wonder how your child can stand the shock of the camera flashes -- as every movement and utterance is recorded for posterity. From the outside, this might seem to be a superficial form of parental love, but at home, there’s a lot of giving going on. Leo’s way of love is "fatherly", no matter the parent’s gender. The goal is to bring the best out of your children by making them use their talents. With two Leo parents, then, your child will feel encouraged to be individualistic and autonomous, and will probably turn out that way. You two must remember, though, to add hugs, kisses, and comfort to supplement your already ample demonstrations of parental adoration.
Leo and Virgo
Leo and Virgo parents will leave no stone unturned when it comes to the list of things for your child to do! Leo will be a demanding parent, in that the children will be expected to develop their talents and strive to become individuals -- at every age. Virgo will provide the basic physical care, including nutrition and hygiene, almost automatically; but will expect the child to be as meticulous and exacting as his or her Virgo authority figure. Your children will have little question about how they can make you two proud of them -- but they might feel lost when they look to you for affection. Leo and Virgo both will need to focus more on the physical parts of parenting. The can get started by reading stories and moral-laden fables with your children held tightly in their laps, or showering them with tickles and kisses when they do a good job.
Leo and Libra
As a Leo and Libra you are both very proud of yourselves as individuals, and you’ll look at your children as reflections of your own inner and outer beauty. This indulgence in self-esteem isn’t as bad as it sounds, though. Children can learn a lot by modeling themselves after people with a positive self-image -- but as parents you two will have to balance this by teaching your children how to do things that make them proud of what they do. From the beginning, Leo will want to teach children the physically-oriented "how-tos" of life, such as how to walk, run, and ride a bike. Libra is more of an intellectually-oriented teacher -- the one who will help with homework and life’s little interpersonal intrigues. Both of you will be good disciplinarians, but not for the purpose of punishment. You will focus strongly on the idea that children should learn from their mistakes so they won’t repeat them.
Leo and Scorpio
Leo and Scorpio make a strong and disciplined pair of parents -- and your children will have to learn how to toe the line at early ages, too. Leo’s mission is to bring the best out in children. Every talent, every skill is to be honed and refined. From baby gym to high school sports, Leo will proudly cheer on children -- as long as they’re working to bring out their personal best. Scorpio can be somewhat more understanding, but has even higher standards of excellence and achievement. The Scorpio parent will continue to raise the bar to a point most children find to be a strain on every last ability. Both of you can also be rather set in your ways, so you might need to check in with relatives and friends whose experiences with children can help you get a more realistic grip on what you should expect from your own.
Leo and Sagittarius
You two make an outgoing pair that will provide children with a household filled with action, laughter, and pride. Leo and Sagittarius can be like best friends most of the time, and you’ll approach parenthood as a joint project that can bring out the best of both your talents. Sagittarius will be the playful parent. With the instant ability to get back to a childlike frame of mind, kids will joyfully share their toys and games in a way that combines play and learning. Leo will be the more stern of the two, always reminding the children that they must do their best ... and reprimanding them when they could have done better. Leo is also capable of joining in on the fun, though. Games like charades and any opportunity to teach the children how to perform or use their creativity will be Leo’s specialty. Your whole family will probably enjoy forming a team to play sports or compete at running or bike riding.
Leo and Capricorn
The children raised by you Leo-Capricorn parents might feel like they’re being raised by "heavyweights", because both of you have strong personalities with definite ideas about what your children should be like. Also, both of you believe that your children will be better off when life is not made too easy for them. This kind of attitude does often lead to successful child-rearing; but it must be mixed with some good old-fashioned love and affection. Children need to feel appreciated and valued in an unconditional sense from time to time, and this attitude doesn’t come naturally to Leo or Capricorn. You’ll have to work together to provide some of the tenderness that’s needed to give children the incentive to please you as parents. You should be highly conscious about physical contact in infanthood and maintaining an emotional bond that lasts through the teen years. The fine examples you set will shape children who are action-oriented leaders.
Leo and Aquarius
Leo and Aquarius are at opposite ends of the zodiac, but that doesn’t stop you from making a great parenting team. You’re both strident leaders, and will work together to make sure your children learn how to work within the system. Even with Aquarius’ strident independence, teaching the children how to fit in will take precedence over molding them to match their parents. Should Aquarius begin to lead the brood away from the mainstream, Leo will bring the family back into the fold with regal authority. As a couple you form a perfect balance of self-assertion and concern for the community, and you have much to offer your children. Leo will excel at setting rules, while Aquarius will explain why they must be followed -- whenever it’s possible, that is! Lively dinner conversation and a solid sense that your children must do their best to achieve will be the staples of your household.
Leo and Pisces
The Leo-Pisces parenting pair might seem to be a bit mismatched, but in truth you have much to offer your children. Leo’s strong and regal manner will set the tone in your household. The proud Leo parent will do everything possible to ensure the children do their best to develop their talents. Life can be hard on these children, but they will learn how to survive, especially with the Pisces parent’s help. Pisces will provide the tenderness and kindness that reassure the children that they are loved, no matter what happens. That gift alone will give your children the incentive to always do their best, as well as survive and thrive. Discipline will be better when left to the Leo parent; Pisces’ wishy-washy manner leaves too many loopholes for clever children to work their way through. You’ll put a lot of yourselves into your children, and get loving gratitude in return.