How to recognize a Leo child
Even as babies, little lions attract attention with their strong self-confidence and sunny nature. As long as they are the center of attention, they are low-maintenance children.
With their cordiality and warmth, the radiant smile and their playful charm, they will carry all their relatives to storms of admiration in no time at all.
If you ignore them, however, they immediately make themselves heard by roaring loudly and get the much-needed attention. The fire sign has a strong will.
Leo children need a lot of love and affection, validation and praise. They naturally expect the family to make a big fuss about them. Your parents will probably soon be wondering who’s actually in charge here.
For little lions, on the other hand, there is no doubt from the start that they are the rulers of the house and the high chair is their throne. Even when smeared with pap or in full diapers, they assume a dignified posture that commands a certain respect from their parents.
Born under the ruler-ship of the sun
Just like the other planets revolve around the sun, little lions also assume that everything always revolves around them. They impress with their zest for action, daring and their liveliness. In addition, they score with their very winning, cheerful, optimistic and intoxicating nature.
In this way, they are effective early on and not only set the tone when playing with other children. If they succeed, it’s all sunshine for them. Otherwise, they can easily become indignant or sulk broodingly.
They tend to assign supporting roles to their siblings and friends. But they play the generous protector with devotion.
The typical behavior of Leo children
Little Leos are friendly, easy to get along with, sociable and always striving to show their best side. They want to be taken seriously and respected from an early age. Therefore, they are often the pride of the family and are spoiled accordingly.
Due to their cheerfulness and sociability, they usually have many friends to gather around them. The more the better. If you have to spend a long time in a quiet little room just busying yourself with yourself, you’ll quickly get bored. They also need as large an audience as possible to give them recognition and admiration.
Where there is a lot of light, there is naturally also a lot of shadow. Leo children are proud, self-centered, and can get quite self-absorbed. They also want to play first fiddle in their circle of friends.
This can lead to them starting to boss other children and the whole world around or to put themselves in the foreground. But since they are very good-natured, nobody can really be mad at them for long.
Hobbies and Interests:
As a rule, Leo children are up for any fun. They are strong gamers with a penchant for drama, a sense of romance and a creative streak. That’s why they like to sing, play music, paint, do handicrafts and dance.
They also like making up stories, telling them in front of an audience, or acting them out. They prove an amazing show talent and can become the sole entertainer for the whole family.
Girls and boys also have a soft spot for dressing up and slipping into different roles. They prefer to dress up with lots of glitter and beautiful clothes.
Even tiny lions love puppet theater. A karaoke machine or a magic box with which they can put on a great performance will soon inspire enthusiasm. As they get older, a dance or acting class might be just the thing for them.
Leo children can really let off steam on the adventure playground and with all kinds of sporting activities. Of course, they always want to be the best or at least the captain of the football or handball team.
They also like to take on smaller household chores if they feel important and important. On the other hand, they are less suited to menial tasks such as taking out the rubbish.
School and Career:
At school, too, Leo children will surround themselves with a crowd of followers. They might even become class representatives. In class, they usually behave in a disciplined manner. But sometimes their playfulness gets the upper hand. Then they play tricks.
If they are captivated by the subject matter, they are committed and passionate about it. But they tend to be lazy at times and instead rely on their winning charm with the teachers. With their stubbornness, however, they can also offend from time to time.
Little lions will definitely make their way because of their great self-confidence. They are quick learners and do not like small-scale tasks or purely mechanical learning. Long-winded explanations, gray theory or cramming mathematical formulas are too boring and exhausting for them.
The best way for them to grasp what they have learned is through play. Then they can really own it. Since they expect things to just fall into their laps, they like tasks that give them a quick sense of achievement.
In later professional life, children born under the zodiac sign Leo usually want to take on the leadership role. With their entrepreneurial spirit, they want to take on responsibility as bosses, managers, company founders or organizers.
Sectors such as cosmetics, fashion, design, art or jewelry trade have a great appeal for them. Or they are dying to live out their creative streak and show talent. Her dream is to realize herself as a conductor, director, actor, entertainer, ballerina or model and to become a star.
What parents should consider when raising children
Little lions need both firm boundaries and a lot of freedom and respect when raising them, which is like a balancing act. Parents shouldn’t let them get away with everything, but at the same time they shouldn’t be too petty.
The children of the sun do not tolerate being patronized. Strict prohibitions, the meaning of which they do not understand, hurt their sensitive pride and dignity. Therefore, it is best to explain to them the purpose of rules, regulations and orders and to appeal to their strong sense of justice.
When they understand that they sometimes have to step back and submit, they fit better into a community and develop more empathy and understanding for the needs of those around them.
They should also learn early on that even if they lose, their self-worth won’t be called into question. Secretly they are afraid of failure and suffer greatly from insults. Therefore, it is important that they acquire a certain tolerance for frustration.
Parents can set a good example for them by their own example, which they can use as a guide. Little lions are best motivated when their parents grab their honor and show them that they trust them.
The thirst for applause makes Leo children susceptible to boastful and swaggering behavior and flattery from false friends. Too much praise and compliments can therefore be too much of a good thing and, in the worst case, lead to overconfidence, bravado and vanity.
Leo children should also not be spoiled too much, but gently disciplined to counteract their occasional tendency to be lazy. Discussions in which they are made aware of their behavior and its consequences also help here. In this way, their self-criticism and insight can be stimulated.