Capricorn Parenting Compatibility: Intensely Supportive
See what kind of parents you and your partner will be based on your zodiac signs
As a parent with your Sun in Capricorn, you’ll make sure that your kids conquer anything they try! You’re a hard-working, competitive individual, and you’ll pass on that drive and determination to your children. They’ll be winners if they’re anything like you! While you’re signing them up for soccer, violin, French lessons, and college prep courses, though, remember that kids need to be kids! Be supportive and encouraging, but leave room for fun.
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Capricorn and Aries
As a parenting pair Capricorn and Aries 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.
Capricorn and Taurus
You two make a grounded pair that will work together to build a wall that protects and nurtures your children. Although you have your feet planted firmly in the material world, your two signs also have the ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Taurus will get down on the floor to cuddle and wrestle, while Capricorn will find fun ways to teach strategy games and practical skills -- like how to count money or do grocery shopping. Both of you will tend to expect your children to act more grown up than they really are at any given stage of development. You’ll need to promise one another to take at least a little bit of every day to sit down and laugh together as a family. Letting your children tell you what’s fun for them would also be a good idea -- and help you two to keep a youthful and playful attitude, too.
Capricorn and Gemini
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.
Capricorn and Cancer
Capricorn-Cancer is a classic case of the perfect set of parents, no matter which gender is born under which sign. Cancer personifies mother-type love, shown through a soft, nurturing attitude. Capricorn is the strict father type. Lessons will be taught and children will learn, if it’s the last thing this tireless parent ever does! Both of you are strict as parents; Cancer because of deference to tradition, and Capricorn because of reverence for respect. Both of you know what it takes to survive, and you easily allow one another to assume the roles that serve the family best. Cancer is the nester and Capricorn is the hunter-gatherer. Together you can build a solid foundation that provides for most of your children’s material and emotional needs. Your family will always be connected in one way or another, perhaps through a common business or career that gets passed down through the generations.
Capricorn and Leo
The children raised by you Capricorn-Leo 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.
Capricorn and Virgo
As a couple you are natural-born best friends. Capricorn and Virgo see eye to eye on most things, and you revere each other’s differences as features you’d like to add to your own personalities. Both of you are practical and industrious, and realize that together you can take in both the big picture and small details. Capricorn will take the lead on most matters, as this is the parent who has the vision and the ability to see how everything they’re doing fits into context. Virgo will happily have orders to follow, and will do so with meticulous precision. Both of you will need to work on your ability to express physical affection, though, as you tend to be emotionally reserved. Discipline will be delivered with unity and speed. Children may not get away with much in your household, but they’ll be showered with many valuable lessons, and a whole lot of love and care.
Capricorn and Libra
As a Capricorn and Libra, you two will be able to offer your children clear direction, at least most of the time. Capricorn is always decisive and confident, and even Libra can learn to weigh deciding factors faster when prodded by Capricorn’s discipline. Both of you like to get things started, and might need help following through. Needless to say, Capricorn will be the one to set the tone -- and the boundaries -- for your entire household. Libra will be glad to have Capricorn to lay blame on when there are rules to be followed that your children don’t like. Capricorn won’t mind playing the "bad guy," either, as long as the children show the required amount of respect. Libra will encourage the children to pursue all their talents, from high mathematics to music and art; Capricorn will go along with this to some degree, but also steer your offspring toward professions that lead to large incomes and unquestionable security.
Capricorn and Scorpio
Capricorn and Scorpio are the "power couple" of the parenting game. Strong-to-the-point-of-stubborn Scorpio will support stickler-for-tradition-and-rules Capricorn every step of the way, and vice versa. It’s probably best to let Capricorn at least believe he or she is the alpha parent, but Scorpio will enjoy being the power behind the throne. While Capricorn will set up the rules, Scorpio will refine them until they challenge everyone to reach their highest degree of excellence. Your children will have to scramble to please you two, but if you are wise, you will both remember to balance your criticisms or suggestions for improvements with praise for trying to do a good job. Capricorn will be best at enforcing punishment and keeping the aloof distance that intimidates children into good behavior, but no one -- NO ONE -- can devise a good punishment like a Scorpio. As parents you should check in with each another frequently to make sure you stay on the same page.
Capricorn and Sagittarius
Capricorn-Sagittarius parents provide a good balance between optimism and pragmatism. As individuals, you two can be extreme examples of these qualities; but when you work as a team, your different attitudes can blend into a powerful set of messages for your children. Sagittarius will emphasize the idea of having faith in oneself, while Capricorn will hammer home the need to work hard. Both of you will watch over your children and maintain an active role in their lives. Sagittarius will be more willing to play with them, while Capricorn will act as the all-knowing authority figure, who doles out affection according to merit. Capricorn will be better at discipline than Sagittarius might; but both of you will want your children to learn how to behave in ways that help them grow into respectable citizens. Sagittarius will explain the lessons learned, while Capricorn will be consistent about enforcing the rules.
Capricorn and Capricorn
With two Capricorn parents, the atmosphere in your family might sometimes feel like the ambience of a major corporation. Capricorn people tend to run a tight ship, and you definitely expect children to comply with the rules, no matter how young they are. In many ways, this strategy can yield good results, but only if the regimentation doesn’t go to extremes. The luck of the draw might deal you two a child who is stridently independent, and this can be hard for you to handle. You might learn that letting your children make little mistakes can be as effective a learning tool as constant discipline and structure, and you could learn as many valuable lessons this way as your children do. You two parents can also improve on what you already have by letting your hair down and playing with your children. Building a relationship based on trust as well as authority will work out best.
Capricorn and Aquarius
As Capricorn and Aquarius parents you will show your children two types of the same basic energy. You both have ideas about how to make sure you establish your authority, and will strictly enforce it. Capricorn’s tendency will be to set hard and fast rules, and to administer punishment when necessary. Aquarius will want to allow the children seek out their own paths in life, but not without a lot of guidance and approval. So, in essence, your children will have two parents with different ways of being rather restrictive. Both of you will have to struggle to remember that your children are more than mere extensions of yourselves. Children are individuals, and they will look to their parents for guidance, not dictatorship. Once you two get a more playful attitude about parenting, you’ll be able to enjoy it, and do a great job at it, too.
Capricorn and Pisces
Although your dispositions and personalities are very different, you Capricorn and Pisces parents can merge your ideas and become an excellent co-parenting team. Capricorn’s practical ideas and desire to establish order and structure in your children’s lives will be an excellent counterbalance to Pisces’ freewheeling, "unleashed" parenting style. Both of you will have a lot of love for your children, even if you show it in different ways. Capricorn will teach decency and respect, while Pisces will give unconditional love and expect children to deliver the same. You should each remind each other, though, that children won’t always do exactly what you want them to do. And when they don’t, you will have to work together to discipline your children. While Capricorn will have the consequences for breaking the rules worked out in advance of infractions, Pisces will know the children’s weak spots, and use this knowledge to make sure they learn lessons from their mistakes.