Momstrology

The Cancer Child: June 21-July 22

Can you say ma-ma? Cancer is the sign associated with mother-child relationships, so these babies are strongly affected by “maternal energy.” This could also be interpreted as a need for nurturing. No matter who their primary caretaker is, these kids will likely be attached to them at the hip. Ruled by the ever-fluctuating moon, these kids can be moody and may cry a lot as infants.

Since Cancer rules the chest area, weaning them from the breast-feeding days can be challenging. These sensitive kids are “emotional eaters” and like to put things in their mouths when they’re feeling anxious or in unfamiliar terrain. They may be soothed with a bottle or snack. If you don’t want to be on constant diaper duty, try giving them a security blanket like a doll or teddy bear that they can hug. Family-oriented, they may feel shy around new people. Be prepared: these kids may cry and scream if someone they aren’t familiar with (like a family friend or babysitter) tries to pick them up.  In school or public, they are well mannered and enjoy dressing fashionably, even as toddlers…READ MORE >

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