Libra Child & Parent

Libra Zodiac Sign

Libra Parent & Child

The Best Toys for a Libra Child

Musical instruments, scarves, and costumes. Dramatic, imaginative Libra loves creative, fantasy play, and can spend hours making up a new song or raiding their costume box.

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The Best Activities for a Libra Child

Turn on the radio and dance, dance, dance. Libra loves rhythm, and loves dancing—especially with Mom and Dad.

Books Every Libra Child Must Read

Libra kids always look to the written word for meaning. They consider books their friends. These books will especially ignite a little Libra's imagination:

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. The classic story of a boy who could draw anything with his purple crayon and make it come to life, this picture book celebrates the creativity all children—especially little Libras—have. (Bonus: there are seven books in this series.)

Matidla by Roald Dahl. This unforgettable novel about a little girl—who stands up against her unfair parents and schools with outsize intelligence, a curious mind, and some psychic ability—will speak to little Libra's innate sense of justice.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Libra will swoon for Bronte's romance, mystery, and sweeping language in this classic novel of love, kindness, and what it means to grow up and come into your own.

The Best Names for a Libra Child

Emotionally intelligent, artistic, and always happy to nurture relationships, Libras always want to make everyone happy. Whether you give your Libra baby a unique name or a popular name, trust that his or her personality will be memorable whatever he or she is called.

Names for Libra Boys: Trendsetting and trend-loving, Libra's "the more, the merrier" personality is well suited for popular names. Think Jace, Chase, Mason, Brayden, Landon, and Aiden as jumping off points for Libra boys. Alternatively, worldly Libra loves learning new things and exploring new realms, so a name from your own heritage or a popular name from a country you adore—like Giovanni (Italy), Nuveen (India), or Abasi (Kenya)—will inspire your Libra boy for life.

Names for Libra Girls: Similar to her brother Libras, a Libra girl won't have a problem being one of many Emmas in her class. Names that will click with her personality: Ava, Harper, Charlotte, Scarlett, and Mila. Or you can search popular names from other cultures: Ines (France), Rashmi (Sri Lanka), and Aoife (Ireland) can help your Libra girl fit in wherever her adventures take her.

How to Parent the Libra Child

Curious, imaginative, and often up for anything, Libra children love exploring the world around them. They're happy to believe in fairies, elves, and trolls, and they'll dig holes, climb trees, and look under bridges to find these creatures. They also adore meeting new kids, and are happy to call someone their friend even if they've only just met while waiting at the bottom of the slide. A Libra child goes with the flow, innately trusting and loving his or her guardians, depending on them to reveal the wonders of the world.

A Libra child can't stand negativity, even from an early age. They may cry when they hear a raised voice, even if it's just on the TV, and they sense when Mom or Dad is upset, which can cause them to be unhappy and clingy. Little Libras can be extra sensitive, and may need extra help to learn that just because someone told them "no," it doesn't mean that they aren't loved or cherished.

As young Librans grow up, they may find themselves bristling against their parent's rules, or disappointed to learn that their parents are just as complicated and flawed as everyone else. Even though a Libra is adept at seeing different perspectives, he or she may resent other people's imperfections—and may use that against them. This sign believes in fairness and wants to make sure that they and their siblings are parented in exactly the same way—a different lunch or unequal amount of cookies will cause a temper tantrum.

Here are more tips for parenting a Libra child:

Let them get mad. Libras should know that it's okay to get mad, and you still love them even when they're angry. Practicing conflict with you will make it that much easier for them to effectively resolve conflicts with others.

Give them space and time to play. Libras are incredibly intelligent, but part of their early learning involves getting free range on the playground as well as structured movement activities. Letting them interact freely with their peers is invaluable to this little social butterfly.

Play music. Music calms, soothes, and inspires tiny Libras. Filling your home with a regular "soundtrack" is key to creating a harmonious environment for your Libra child.

All About the Libra Teenager

A Libra teenager believes in all forms of justice, from life at home through global geopolitics. Realizing that the world isn't just or fair can bring them great anger or unhappiness. Channeling that sense of social justice, whether into creative pursuits, local activism, or volunteer work, can help. Libra teens are also incredibly interested in who their parents are as people, so being honest with them (especially about mistakes and missteps) can go a long way toward solidifying your connection.

Libra teenagers are intelligent. They'll work hard when motivated, but they know that grades aren't everything and won't pursue an A if it means giving up their quality of life. Sleep, socializing, and downtime are all extremely important to the Libra teen, and they know that a balanced life is key to a happy life—something that their parents may need to learn from them.

A Libra teen loves art in all forms and may get seriously involved in the arts as he or she gets older. Watch them, cheer them on, but don't crowd them or give them unsolicited advice. Art is how they express themselves, and crowding too closely could make them resentful.

A Libra teen likes:

Downtime: Although Libra loves socializing, guilt-free R&R time is essential for them to recharge. Have a phone curfew or ask them to stay home for a family game night—although they may initially grumble, they need it.

A signature look: Sure, all teens like experimenting with their looks, but Librans are all about owning their style, and they may spend hours trying on different outfit combinations.

Ritual: A Friday evening routine can make a Libra teen feel safe and protected.

A Libra teen dislikes:

Dishonesty: Did you dabble in bad behavior when you were a teen? Tell your Libra about it; they'll find out anyway.

Criticism: This sign can be their own toughest critic, so be careful what you say to them.

Negativity: While arguments are a part of life, trying to keep raised voices to a minimum around Libra will lower his or her stress level.

The Libra Parent

Seeing the big picture from day one, the Libra parent does his or her best not to get overwhelmed by the details of parenting as he or she raises the next generation of independent thinkers and good people. Because Libras are so good at seeing and appreciating multiple perspectives and viewpoints, they realize that their child is a unique personality who may be very different than them. They try to be as careful as possible with their children's feelings, giving them space to grow and providing loose (some might say "free range") guardrails.

A Libra parent wants parenting to be fun, and will frequently try to make it as pleasant as possible. This could look like not sticking to a strict schedule, eating ice cream for dinner, or taking their child out of school for a week for a vacation. While intelligent Libra believes that school is important, he or she also believes that children can learn just as well from the world around them as they can from a book. Libra parents trust their instincts and intuition, and even though they love backing up their opinion by reading a million parenting books, blogs, and Facebook groups, they won't second-guess the decisions they make about raising their kids.

A Libra parent does sometimes have to face the fact that parenting isn't all sunshine and rainbows, and part of the job is modeling constructive engagement and conflict resolution. Helping their children understand their negative emotions and talk through bad feelings is a lifelong lesson for Libra parents.

How a Libra Can Be a Great Parent to Any Kid in the Zodiac

How does Libra's personality mesh (or clash) with their offspring's? Here's how!

Libra Parent, Aries Child

Energetic and up for anything, Libra is in awe of Aries' fire-sign surety, while Aries can learn from their Libra parent how to temper themselves, hold back, and entertain multiple opinions.

Libra Parent, Taurus Child

Libra parents love to cuddle their baby Bull, who loves the pampering. Libras can feel frustrated when their Taurus child is blunt with his or her feelings, but they can also learn from little Taureans about how to say and get what they want.

Libra Parent, Gemini Child

Playful, charming, and social, these two air signs bond over socializing and "get" each other in a way few sign pairs do. Gemini kids tend to swing wildly in one direction or another, and Libra parents can teach them about balance.

Libra Parent, Cancer Child

A Libra parent can tune into Cancer's sensitivity without getting caught up in it, and can help little Cancers learn how to navigate and give voice to their conflicting emotions. Meanwhile, Cancer finds strength, stability, and an always-warm hug from his or her Libra parent.

Libra Parent, Leo Child

Libra parents love their Leo's outspoken energy, and understand their innate desire for the spotlight. This duo bonds over the arts, and may clash when they both want attention from the rest of the family.

Libra Parent, Virgo Child

Libra parents see their Virgo children as wise beyond their years, and a large job of Libra parents is to help Virgo speak up and stand out from the crowd. Virgos can be shy as children, and Libra can understand that while also helping young Virgos to come out of their shell.

Libra Parent, Libra Child

This sign pairing understands each other—and also drive each other crazy with their indecisiveness. Both parent and child want to make the other happy, which can result in no one being happy. However, they can also work together toward learning to speak up for what they want.

Libra Parent, Scorpio Child

Libra parents just want everyone to get along, and a loud, passionate, opinionated Scorpio child can frustrate Libra. Scorpio can become more grounded by a Libra parent, but these two signs have epic clashes—that only make each other grow.

Libra Parent, Sagittarius Child

These adventurous, world-exploring signs are perfect matches. Librans tend to be more emotionally in tune with themselves, so modeling that for Sagittarius, along with an open invitation to discuss it, will keep this parent-child bond strong.

Libra Parent, Capricorn Child

Libra parents often scratch their heads watching their detail-oriented Capricorn carefully playing with blocks, and they may try too hard to mold their little Goat into what they want him or her to be. That's why it's key for Libra to learn how to step back and realize that Cap is content playing on the sidelines. Once they accept their Capricorn child's cautious nature, the bond is strong.

Libra Parent, Aquarius Child

Intense and imaginative, Libra parents and Aquarius kids love playing make-believe and setting up play dates. Libra can help Aquarians tune into and discuss their emotions, which is key for maintaining a close bond as independent Aquarius grows older.

Libra Parent, Pisces Child

Both intuitive and empathetic, Libra parents and Pisces kids have an almost psychic connection. Sometimes, both signs can get a little too wrapped up in their own heads and expectations. That's why it's important for each one to learn how the other communicates, and having long, meandering talks in the car (rather than sitting down for focused discussions) are key.