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What your star sign says about your parenting style

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Whether you take horoscopes seriously or with a pinch of salt, they can be a lot of fun and get us thinking about the character traits we possess.

The fact is, our personalities have a huge impact on our approach to parenting - and the more we understand about ourselves, the more self-aware we are in our relationships and as mums and dads.

Babycentre has put together a guide that reveals what your star sign says about your personality as a parent - with some helpful tips on parenting styles.

Virgo

Virgo parents are typically practical and sensible, but have high standards and strive for perfection.

Apparently this star sign is adept at planning, stable and good at managing money - all they want is for their children to be happy and healthy.

They may have a tendency to be overly critical of yourself and your kids, so Babycentre's advice is: "Remember to be generous with praise and affection" - as this helps balance out any criticisms.

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Libra

Libra parents like to keep their home life 'peaceful' and 'harmonious' and want to bring up the kids in nice surroundings.

This star sign is apparently in touch with their core beliefs and values and is keen to bring the right influences into their children's lives.

Babycentre's advice for Libras is to "show firm consistency with your children whenever necessary" as they tend to be indecisive and can sometimes be a bit of a pushover.

Scorpio

Scorpio parents are passionate, intense and perceptive - and like to forge strong bonds with their kids.

Their affinity for research means they're a good help with homework, but might try and be a bit controlling over the kids at times, even though they mean well.

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Children may view Scorpio parents as quite complex and possibly even mysterious - so Babycentre advises them to be as open and honest as possible.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius mums and dads are warm, optimistic and funny - and embrace life with the same love as kids do.

They're likely to have a relaxed approach to parenting as a natural adventurer and will want the little ones to get out there and find out about the world for themselves.

Babycentre reckons this star sign should make sure you don't become self-riteous with the answers they think they've got all figured out.

Capricorn

The Capricorn personality is typically associated with hard-work and graft - which makes them dutiful providers and sets a great example.

There are a lot of practical skills Capricorn parents can give to their kids, such as educating them about money, reliability and promise keeping.

Babycentre advises this star sign to try "lighten up" and be more spontaneous with the little ones, as they'll really appreciate it.

Aquarius

This star sign encourages independence and free-thinking. While most Aquarius' are stable and reliable, they may potentially has a rather unusual or "wacky" home life.

Aquarius' are apparently great role models for kids because of their great social skills and creativity which encourages self-expression.

Babycentre's astrologers say they may have difficulty opening up to their children emotionally by simply talking about things.

Pisces

Pisces parents are incredibly nurturing, compassionate and in tune with their children's needs.

They will teach your children the importance of dreams, of letting their minds wander, of tapping into their intuition, of trusting their perceptions.

Advice for this star sign? Keep their feet on the ground to help kids with more practical problems.

Aries

Aries parents are very open with lots of energy, ambition and passionate about their interests.

This means their children will mostly find you inspiring and a great example to follow - even if you can be overbearing and goal-orientated at times.

Babycentre advises this star sign to try to make the effort to show them their tender and loving side.

Taurus

Taurus' are great mums and dads because they're really grounded, with a good sense of what truly matters.

Kids are likely to feel secure in the love you give them as you're a naturally affectionate person - and you'll teach them about loyalty and hard work.

Taurus' are typically stubborn, so can always work on improving their compromising skills with family members.

Gemini

Gemini parents bring a sense of fun and humour to family life - and conversation and debate is a big part of that.

Communication in general is one of their strengths, but ironically, Geminis are not so good at expressing their own emotions.

The kids will love Gemini's fun-loving mood - but also needs them to be a consistent presence who is honest and open with them.

Cancer

Cancer parents are very hands-on in raising children and enjoy and learn from every miraculous moment of pregnancy, birth and childhood.

Looking after people is how Cancers show love - they want to show they are a dependable, nurturing force.

Babycentre says being too protective is something Cancers need to watch out for - and letting go could be a challenge as the kids grow up.

Leo

Leo parents care most about family loyalty, protection and affection - they're fiercely protective over those they love.

Leos have strong emotions - so their children will know when they are in a good mood, but equally, they'll be able to detect when a Leo is feeling blue.

This star sign is apparently very generous, so Babycentre advises to watch out with the grand gestures, in case they're too expensive in reality.

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