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What kind of Parent are you, based on your Chinese Zodiac? + your 2022 forecast

And just like that, it’s almost the end of the year, and we’re gazing head-on at the eye of the tiger (2022 is the lunar year of the water tiger, in case you were wondering). As you reflect back upon the past 12 months and take stock of your life in these – yes I’m going to say it – unprecedented times, do you ever wonder how you’ve done as a parent? Whether you’re still finding your footing as a new one, or are already snugly set in the role, there’s always room to learn and to improve. Read on to find out what lies ahead for you in “twenty twenty-too”, what your Chinese zodiac sign says about you as a parent, and how you can be the best mum or dad for your children in the coming year of the Tiger.

(See also: How to Teach your Child Respect)

RAT
Birth years: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

You are quick-witted, intelligent and optimistic. However, your ambition may cause you to be a strict and stubborn parent. Be careful not to come across as overbearing. There may be times where you have a tendency to behave as though you know best; and there is a fine line between manipulation and control. Try to have an open mind and be more understanding towards your kids so you can eventually be their confidant.

What’s in store for you in 2022: Good news; 2022 will be a smooth year for your career and wealth. Your extensive network and connection will line your career path with success, and you will receive recognition for it. This year, there will also be better financial rewards but presence of an inauspicious star may disrupt your family harmony. Work on maintaining a good work-life balance and take steps to spend more time with your family. Why not consider having a family day every week to visit different scenic places in Singapore?

What to work on in 2022: Emotional control will be your greatest weakness. Wearing aquamarine can calm the mind and help prevent you from overreacting to trivial matters. Having an aquamarine bracelet can also help you relieve stress and allow you to be more empathetic towards your child.

OX
Birth years: 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Those born in the year of the Ox are honest, responsible and logical. As a parent though, you can be bullheaded and overly conservative, not giving your child the time and space to grow and explore. This parenting style is often referred to as authoritarian parenting. Allowing your kids to get involved in problems will encourage their personality and character to develop, while fostering their independence.

What’s in store for you in 2022: After a tough year in 2021, 2022 is one that brings rewards, with an upturn in your career, wealth and health. This new year will see you in the pink of health but do continue to take care when you are out and about. If your kids are entering into a stage of rebellion, you need to work on communicating with them about the things they enjoy in order to strengthen the relationship. Decorate your home in blue or white colours to keep your bullheadedness at bay.

What to work on in 2022: For females, ease the aggressiveness by wearing a rose quartz crystal bracelet. Connected to your heart chakra, this crystal will resonate the energies of universal love to and from you. For males, sunstone is recommended to help you recharge your chakras and find a balance between work and life.

TIGER
Birth years: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Ever heard of the term “Tiger Mum”? Individuals born in the year of the Tiger are brave, confident and passionate. At the same time, you can also be strict, fierce and even perceived as unapproachable by your loved ones. Soften your approach and keep in mind to take a step back whenever necessary as you do not want to win the battle but lose the relationship. Communication is key for harmony in the family. Parents can be more encouraging of their children and learn how to communicate more effectively.

What’s in store for you in 2022: As someone who takes very good care of your family, you are known for your generosity, compassion and your big heart. However, as those born in the year of the Tigers clash with Tai Sui in 2022, a jittery and challenging year can be expected. A tiring career outlook without rewards in sight will result in stress. Avoid burning the midnight oil and head outdoors more often to keep a positive outlook in life. This year, rather than hoping for indirect wealth, focus on ensuring a stable income.

What to work on in 2022: Spend more quality one-on-one time with your children and your spouse. When trouble comes, it is your family that will support you. Your auspicious crystal in 2022 is moonstone. Wear it to calm the waves of your emotions and to stay adaptable considering the changes due in 2022. Remember, tough times don’t last, tough people do!

RABBIT
Birth years: 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Individuals born in the year of the Rabbit have similar traits of a real rabbit; quiet at most times but swift whenever needed. You love freedom and you work towards your goals diligently. Your gracious, generous and kind-hearted characteristic makes you a nurturing and loving parent. You often find yourself investing a lot of your time and energy to prevent behavioural problems before they even start, raising your child to be happy and kind. Remember to communicate with your children on a regular basis. Learn to set and enforce boundaries else they might overstep.

What’s in store for you in 2022: Good news. In 2022, an auspicious star shines on your career and you can anticipate a bountiful harvest. However, do watch your health, especially with issues pertaining to the blood and lymph nodes. Generally, you can enjoy a healthy 2022 by maintaining an active lifestyle paired with a healthy diet. This will be an auspicious year for a little bundle of joy too!

What to work on in 2022: Yellow tiger’s eye aids in embracing your inner-strength and willpower, and can call upon the power of protection to safeguard your health. It is also said to deflect negative energies and keep your spirits high. Wear it to command respect and be the kind of parent your child looks up to.

DRAGON
Birth years: 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Those born in the year of the Dragon are full of might! You are fun-loving, intelligent, loyal and courageous. As a natural-born leader, your children aspire to be like you. However, as someone who is full of ambition, you may divert all your energies into work and drift apart from your kids over time. Sometimes you may feel that paying the bills, working and managing the chores are good enough but your child, on the contrary, feels neglected. Make a conscious effort to be there for your child’s development so they can grow up to be confident and successful like you!

What’s in store for you in 2022: In 2022, career opportunities abound. You can anticipate better prospects with a promotion or new responsibilities. With the changes ahead, flexibility and adaptability will be your best tools. Use them to uncover your hidden potential and soar to greater heights. This is a favourable year for business owners, with profitable prospects in store, and for employees to shine brilliantly. However, remember to pay attention to your loved ones.

What to work on in 2022: Cater time to have fun and create a weekly routine together with your family. It could just be a simple cycling activity every weekend. Your auspicious crystal for 2022 is jadeite. Wear this lucky crystal, associated with good health, wealth and love, to improve harmony in your home and to protect your health.

SNAKE
Birth years: 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Calm, talented and modest, the Snake is a natural when it comes to parenting. As someone who is graceful and kind-hearted, you strive to be present and to show care, comfort and concern for your child. Be careful though, you do not want to be an overly protective parent. Preventing your child from making mistakes also prevents them from learning from it. Allow your kid to pursue interests that they truly enjoy and avoid sheltering them. Instead, spend more time and effort on yourself this year. It is recommended for you to enhance your professional skills to improve your career prospects.

What’s in store for you in 2022: In 2022, Snakes are at odds with Tai Sui and it will be a challenging year ahead at work. There are malicious individuals waiting for an opportunity to sabotage your work. This year, maintain caution at work and avoid being the target of envious colleagues. With an increased workload, you will need to put in more effort into creating and maintaining a positive relationship with your spouse and children. Plan for a short staycation to spend more quality time and bond with your family.

What to work on in 2022: Protect yourself from the effects of Tai Sui with blue sandstone. This crystal can help you manage your stress and emotions effectively. At the same time, it can also improve your communication with your spouse and children.

HORSE
Birth years: 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Individuals born in the year of the Horse are radiantly joyful, independent and affable. You are warm at heart and incredibly energetic. You are the cool parent that any child will adore and love to be with. As someone who is fond of freedom, you will naturally let those whom you love to be free. You think your child will learn best with little interference from you. As such, you are usually lenient and will only step in when there is a serious problem. Take note that such a parenting style could also encourage your child to overstep boundaries. Make your expectations known and avoid over-empathising with your child. Be cautious about over-sharing your life with your child.

What’s in store for you in 2022: 2022 is going to be an amazing year for you in terms of work and wealth. As someone who is charismatic and sociable, you inspire your child to do great things. Strive to achieve the best in what you do and be the role model for your kid to look up to.

What to work on in 2022: Wearing amethyst crystals can allow you to be a mover and shaker at work. This year, while you shine at work, do not forget to spend more bonding time with the family to sweeten your relationships.

GOAT
Birth years: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

Among the 12 zodiac animals, individuals born in the year of the Goat are the most gentle and the sweetest. Your loyalty can be seen in how much you value your family and friends. As a parent, you are compassionate towards your children, constantly validating their feelings and opinions while also making it clear that the adults are in charge. You are willing to give everything just to see your family members happy. However, your introverted nature could also work against you. As someone with great sensitivity, you tend to shy away from group gatherings. At the same time, your reserved and quiet nature can be frequently misunderstood as unapproachability.

What’s in store for you in 2022: With a tedious 2021 over, you can finally look forward to a marvellous year in 2022 as good fortune and reputation await. There are auspicious stars that will assist and enable you to find success in new businesses. Goats in the office can look forward to a promotion and a pay raise. However, your health sector flashes red; so, pay close attention to your health in 2022 and don’t miss any of your regular checkups!

What to work on in 2022: Communication is a two-way street and the essence of a healthy relationship. Let blue tiger’s eye’s healing effect help you; this auspicious crystal is connected to the throat chakra, regulating your voice and interaction. Wear it on your left wrist to help attract positivity, invoke courage, and bring success in your relationships.

MONKEY
Birth years: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

Individuals born in the year of the Monkey are those of a brilliant mind! You are active, smart, humorous and capable. Being an overachiever, you may subconsciously set the bar equally high for your children too. Keep in mind not to unknowingly exert pressure on your child. It is vital that you give them the time and space to explore and figure things out instead of compelling them to fulfil your unrealised dreams. As someone who is quick-witted, patience is not in your cards. Take caution not to exhibit irritable behaviour, especially when dealing with your kids. Learn to reinforce positive behaviour with praise and encouragement instead of being quick to criticise.

What’s in store for you in 2022: 2022 will be filled with ups and downs for Monkeys owing to a direct clash with Tai Sui. Despite an increased workload, you struggle with getting recognition for your hard work. Refrain from overspending and avoid loans to mitigate any risk of debt from snowballing. As such, it is important to keep a positive mindset to boost your overall health. You may find yourself more easily angered than usual. Try not to go ape with your work frustrations and laden them onto your family. Take the initiative to apologise whenever needed. If you have children, know when to trust them and let them be independent. Take a leap of faith and believe that they can be responsible and accountable for their tasks.

What to work on in 2022: Look into taking a family portrait in 2022 and place it in the south sector of your living room. Use your auspicious crystal, citrine to transmute the negative energy around you into positive joyful ones.

ROOSTER
Birth years: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

Individuals born in the year of the Rooster are adaptable, outspoken, honest and straightforward. As someone who is capable, you expect people around you to be the same. You do not sugarcoat your words and as a result, you may unknowingly hurt your family members. Your straightforwardness may also strain your relationship with your child. Beware as such a parenting style can negatively influence your child’s self-esteem when they feel that you do not value their opinion. At work, you are competitive and can sometimes come across as cocky or even arrogant. Learn to work on your empathy and make caring for others a priority.

What’s in store for you in 2022: In 2022, take note that there are hidden threats amongst the overall positive forecast for you. The appearance of a wealth lost star means that money will come and go swiftly this year. Reduce unnecessary expenditure by cutting down on meaningless gatherings and avoid loaning money to anyone. Be prepared for rainy days by setting aside a portion of your income. Despite frustrations faced at work, you have the support of a caring and warm family. So make sure you temper your confidence with a healthy dose of humility. Strive to spend quality time with your family members. For married Roosters, this is a good year to try for a baby.

What to work on in 2022: Your auspicious crystal is blue sandstone. Wear it to reset negative emotions and improve communication with others. Converse with clarity and allow others to understand you better, improving relationships at work and at home.

DOG
Birth years: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

The most prominent characteristics of Dogs are loyalty and responsibility. More than any other zodiac sign, you are also highly principled, headstrong and unyielding. You have a keen sense of right and wrong and want your children to follow your set of rules. Because of your protectiveness and cautiousness, your child could sometimes feel suffocated and stifled. Learn to take a step back to prevent overwhelming your kid. Don’t beat yourself up when your kid falls short of your expectations. Instead, let them learn from their mistakes and avoid harping on the matter incessantly.

What’s in store for you in 2022: In 2022, your career will see an upward turn and your efforts will be rewarded. Nevertheless, you still need to be on guard for unexpected bills so set aside rainy-day funds in the event of emergencies. Financially, manage your money wisely and inculcate good money management habits to grow your savings. In the new year, work on building your immunity through exercise and get sufficient rest. Outdoor exercises are great for your physical health and the perfect activity to engage in as a family.

What to work on in 2022: Your auspicious crystal in 2022 is moonstone. Wear it to connect with your child, while allowing it to bring about peace and healing into your life.

PIG
Birth years: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Individuals born in the year of the Pig are diligent, dynamic, and genuine. They earn the trust of others easily and tend to be generous with their time, attention, affection and money. Your inclusive personality allows others to enjoy being in your presence. Your children love being around you and they feel secure when with you. Your magnanimous nature makes you a nurturing parent with a big heart of gold!

What’s in store for you in 2022: As 2022 is a difficult year for individuals born in the year of the Pig, you need to develop your grit and learn to be watchful of others. Be careful of who you trust and who you hang out with. Be careful not to let work tension affect your relationship with your family members.

What to work on in 2022: Wear jadeite crystals for enhanced protection from people with ill-intentions, and to block the effects caused by the Tai Sui clash in 2022. To improve harmony at home, place hydroponic plants in the living room of your home or play soothing lo-fi music regularly to ease work stress.

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(See also: How to Parent your Child better based on their Chinese Zodiac Sign)

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