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Understanding the Cancer Child’s Personality Traits

Sally Painter
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For a parent, understanding their zodiac Cancer child's personality traits and characteristics means they're better equipped to guide their child through turbulent emotional waters. A cancer child has a heightened level of emotions, thanks to their water sign and psychic/empathic abilities.

Quick Guide to Personality Traits for Cancer Child

A Cancer child loves their home. They find comfort in a stable home life and feel safe nestled in the bosom of their family. Holding your baby often conveys that sense of safety and protection that Cancer craves.

Cancer Baby Needs Mothering

A Cancer baby has a stronger need for mothering than most babies. Early nurturing gives a Cancer baby a sense of security and cultivates this water sign's own nurturing abilities. A Cancer baby tends to be more vocal and cry often to let their mom when they need something.

Dedicated Heart and Soul

A Cancer child loves deeply, especially their family. Their loyalty is unwavering unless they are emotionally hurt. If that happens, they withdraw from that person's life, no matter if they are family.

Emotional and Moody Child

As a water sign, Cancer is a highly emotional zodiac sign and moody. Just as the tide ebbs and flows under the moon's gravitational pull, so does Cancer's volatile emotions. Your little one feels everything on a deep personal level.

Empathic and Psychic Abilities

Cancer is empathic and has such strong psychic abilities they need a haven from the world. Home is their safe retreat from the busy, noisy world. These abilities combined with their emotional nature can result in tantrums and emotional meltdowns.

Dreamy boy lying on couch

Cancer Child Holds Grudges

Cancer's feelings are easily bruised, and this often results in hurt feelings. With emotions running in deep waters, Cancer children often have a difficult time forgiving wrongs and will nurse grudges. Some Cancer signs are known to hold a grudge for their entire life.

Teaching Your Cancer Child to Forgive

As a parent, one of your challenges is to teach your Cancer child the damage they do to themselves when they hold on to hurts and grudges. Once they understand that forgiveness benefits them more than it does other people, they will begin to mature emotionally to pave the way to grow spiritually.

Discipline for a Cancer Child

Since your child is so sensitive and emotional, you are presented with many challenges, especially when it comes to finding the right type of discipline. You need a discipline method that is firm yet isn't overly harsh.

Words Hurt Zodiac Cancer Kids

You especially want to choose the right words when disciplining your sensitive Cancer kid. This emotional water sign overreacts to the slightest negative comment. At the same time, you must remain the authority figure to guide your little crab through the stages of childhood into adulthood.

A Space of Their Own

Cancer needs a comfortable and peaceful place to call their own. The ideal space is their own bedroom. However, if this isn't possible, a niche or even a treehouse will provide them with some personal quiet space.

Cancer Child's Bedroom

Your Cancer child loves decorating their bedroom. Each toy and possession is special, and each has a specific place in their room, especially keepsakes. Encourage your child to express their creativity when it comes to decorating their own space.

Appreciation for Beauty and Art Over Money

Cancer children have a profound appreciation for beauty and art. They enjoy surrounding themselves in art treasures and wearing beautiful clothes and jewelry.

Teach Value in Money Along With Art

It's easy for Cancer to get caught up in the beauty of an object or work art and ignore the financial hardship purchasing it can have. Cancer often has the attitude that they deserve to spend the week's paycheck for a great looking piece of furniture or painting, without forethought of the rent being due.

Putting coins into glass jars

Self-Discipline in Money Matters

If parents tap into their Cancer child's good money management skills, they can grasp the value of money at an early age. A Cancer child is potentially an excellent money manager with the right parental guidance. They can curtail any potential tendency to become a spendthrift.

  • You can encourage your little to save their allowance to purchase an item.
  • Show your child how to put half their allowance into savings and wait a little longer for the gratification of buying the desired object.
  • Cancer can learn early in life the value of work and the wise spending of money earned.

Cancer Child's Interaction With Other Children

Cancer is a loving and giving zodiac sign. A Cancer child likes to help others, especially their friends. They are well liked by other kids, once they open up and let the other kids into their private dreamy world. Cancer kids cherish their friends, much the same way they do family.

How Other Kids View Cancer Kids

Most kids find Cancer kids to be graciousness and loyal; however, Cancer's moodiness and overly sensitive nature can cause problems in these childhood friendships. It's very easy for Cancer to be misunderstood.

Curb Expectations of Others

Cancer children often expect other kids to have the same deep feelings as they do. Cancer kids need to guard against having their feelings accidentally hurt by other kids. You can explain to your Cancer child that other kids may be insensitive to their feelings, not out of spite, but simply because the other kids don't feel things on such a deep emotional level.

Lifelong Friendships

It's quite common for a Cancer child to maintain a childhood friendship their entire life. Cancer enjoys the company of like-minded friends and will stand by their friends no matter what they face.

Raising a Cancer Child by Understanding Their Personality Traits

Raising a Cancer child is easier when you take the time to understand how this zodiac sign influences them. You'll be better equipped to instill the values they need for a happy and fulfilling life.

Understanding the Cancer Child’s Personality Traits