This is a way simplistic but interesting way to think a la astro & parenting. Everyone has a more or less dominant element in their astrological charts. You can see a nifty little table that shows where planets et al are concentrated usually at the bottom of that charts. F for Fire, Air for Air, E for Earth and W for Water.
Fire Signs are Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. Air Signs; Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Find the dominant element & realise that that simply is your childs temperament. eg; Fire kids need to compete, shine and show off. Water kids want to be left alone in reverie a lot and thrive on music/art style pursuits. But they won’t have remotely the same desire that the Fire sign has to get in there and prove themselves via team work. Earth kids need & benefit from routine, regular eating & sleeping habits + they’re fussy about their stuff. Physical exercise grounds them but it’s not the O.T.T. variety Fire loves. Air children are amazingly easily bored & enjoy loads of mental stimulation, factoids, jokes & quizzes.
These are all obviously generalisations but it’s also fascinating how true they are and how they help peeps understand one another. A Water child WOULD enjoy meditation but it would be fairly fruitless to impose it on an Air child. Fire kids relish a challenge & can put up with the most relentless ‘motivation’ of a batso sporting parent. Air kids will be thrilled at irregular hours and spontaneity but it would make an Earth child morose.
Something to think about?