Aries parents are confident and enthusiastic people who teach their children to be responsible and respectful. But since Aries parents like you can be quick to anger and impatient, you need to be careful not to scare your children into obedience. In the same way, you also have to let your children see your adventurous nature -- don't focus too much on competition or the outward signs of success (like grade-point averages). Just let your kids be kids and enjoy them!
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Aries and Aries
Two Aries parents will attack the task of parenthood with all they've got! Both of you will want to make sure your children get all they need -- and most of what they want. The problem might be that you Aries parents will begin to compete with one another to see who's best at taking care of the children. You could also suffer from a lack of follow-through, and this will become really important when children need to be disciplined. You should be careful to watch the children to make sure they're doing what they were told to do. Aries parents' tempers may flare when children break the rules, too. When they do, it will be important to tell the children that although you're mad, you won't be mad forever. Everybody makes mistakes, and they can always make up for them by showing they know what they did wrong and intend to avoid doing it in the future.
Aries and Taurus
This couple's children will have the experience of two distinctively different parents, that's for sure! Being the drive-by disciplinarian means that Aries will blow up randomly any time the child does something that's wrong or irritating, then forget all about it a minute or so later. Taurus will be eternally patient, allowing little pressures to build up until the camel's back is broken. At that point, the eruption could rival Mt. St. Helens, and it won't be over for a VERY long time. It won't be long before your child figures out what makes each of you lose your composure, and begin to push buttons accordingly and at will. To avoid making baby wonder why you're both so consistently inconsistent, try to keep one another in check. Have a conference before you let loose with your next temper tantrum -- and work together to administer discipline when it's really needed.
Aries and Gemini
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.
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Aries and Cancer
Aries and Cancer parents make the classic nature-nurture combination. Aries is willing to let the child go through changes and cycles that permit them to experience the forces of nature. Cancer, on the other hand, believes that every breath the child takes must be nurtured and guided with painstaking care. This combination will work well in that both of you are natural self-starters, and are able to organize the profuse amounts of equipment and schedule-juggling it takes to raise a baby in the modern world. Your child will either learn how to be chronically early for appointments, or rebel against the your influence and be a real slacker. You two will consistently motivate your young. It would be hard for your child to ever feel as though s/he is totally alone -- you might turn off the baby monitor by the time college rolls around.
Aries and Leo
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.
Aries and Virgo
No matter how much you adore one another, Aries and Virgo will always have a problem seeing things the same way. Virgo is a detail-oriented person. This compulsive organizer will start with the smallest things that have to be done and work them until they're all done. Even more than a big-picture person, Aries is someone who doesn't care whether there's a picture or not -- it can be made up as you go along! Division of labor is one way to bridge the gap here, but there are bound to be disputes. The child will probably develop characteristics of both parents, so there's at least some chance that someone in the house will be well-adjusted and sane! When it comes to discipline, Aries can handle the part of communicating the fact that something wrong has been done, but Virgo will meticulously make sure the child follows through with a painstaking punishment!
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Aries and Libra
This made-in-heaven couple will probably have an easy and enjoyable time raising a child together. Both parents are of the "immediate intervention" school of caretaking, so rarely will your baby be left crying or wanting for food or attention. Friction could come in when it comes to how your child will be trained and played with, though. Aries will believe in the invulnerability of the human body, encouraging everything from gymnastics for rugrats to college football for girls. Libra, meanwhile, will worry about any marks that might be left on baby's delicate body -- and psyche. You two can compromise by avoiding unilateral decisions, and insisting on open discussions. Aries will be direct in a fight, but Libra's passive-aggressive actions will probably win it. Baby is bound to pick up on this, and learn rapidly how to work each parent in ways that will provoke some diverting, tournament-quality parental battles.
Aries and Scorpio
How many ways can two people try to one-up one another? The child of your Aries-Scorpio power couple will probably start to count them rather early in life. Although you have the ability to worship the ground one another walks on, you both share the desire to be the best at whatever you're doing at any given moment. The constant competition could confuse baby, who might begin to actually feel like a football being grappled during the last seconds of a tied-score Super Bowl. The best way for you to work together is to develop respect for the things you each can do. Aries is good at organizing and moving the family's activities forward, while Scorpio excels at reading between the lines. Pediatricians will marvel at the Scorpio parent's diagnostic abilities. And, anyone lucky enough to be raised by this couple is sure to develop awesome competitive skills.
Aries and Sagittarius
Aries-Sagittarius parents make a high-energy couple with a lot to offer any child. Both of you are blessed with boundless energy, but you express it in different ways. Aries is a very physical person. This is the parent who can stay up nights cleaning up the house with one hand and rocking a colicky baby to sleep with the other. Sagittarius' mental drive is capable of laying out plans for the baby's education that could quite conceivably begin at the first sonogram. The child of you lively parents will never suffer from boredom. Aries will be much stricter when it comes to discipline, but Sagittarius will devise incredibly creative ways for the child to discern the difference between right and wrong. If your child were to get in trouble with the principal, the school had better watch out -- you two will fight to the (legal) death to protect your precious progeny.
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Aries and Capricorn
As a parenting pair Aries and Capricorn can be quite effective, especially if you strive to raise a child who knows the meaning of structure and efficiency. The Aries parent will be responsible for keeping the home fires burning, while the Capricorn parent will be concerned with how the outside world will support the survival of the entire family. Both of you will instill a strong sense of pride and values into your child, and encourage achievement. Disputes can arise when either of you feels that the other is being disrespectful, but they will blow over quickly. This parental unit can be the kind that makes a child scared of running off the beaten path. Aries' temper and Capricorn's ability to teach the true meaning of "punishment" will be enough to help this child maintain much better behavior than that required by most mainstream standards.
Aries and Aquarius
You Aries and Aquarius parents will have to add nurturing to your particular parenting formula. Aries' desire to see just how much one child can do, combined with the Aquarian need to ensure that your child is helping to make the world a better place, could create excessive pressure. You both understand that you excel at different things. But in parenting, it will be important for you to develop new skills that you both were probably not born with. You will need to take time to make sure the baby gets enough touching, coddling, and pats on the back, even when it doesn't seem to be warranted. The child raised by this couple will be ambitious and competitive, but if s/he is going to have the self-esteem that's needed to get along in the hard, cruel world, you're going to have to make sure that baby feels the love.
Aries and Pisces
Aries and Pisces have separate skill sets that can combine nicely in parenthood. Aries' direct and fearless manner balances Pisces' tendency to deliberate, while Pisces' compassion will help soften Aries' impatience. The child born to you Aries-Pisces parents will get two totally different perspectives, yet feel a unified source of support and encouragement. The Aries parent will keep schedules straight, while Pisces will be the one who knows how to make those tears stop flowing. When you don't agree on what the best thing for the child might be, you must talk it out. Aries will have to be careful about losing patience with Pisces' hesitancy; Pisces will have to sometimes just go forward even when it seems to be a little too soon. The child, as a result, will learn how to manage life by weighing out consequences and taking calculated risks. How bad can that be?
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