Welcome to the Chinese zodiac for kids and parents!
About the Pig Child
The kindly Pig is the heart and soul of any gathering or family unit. Self-reliant, easygoing, sociable, and steady, this little goodwill ambassador is the kid every child and adult can agree to ADORE. Hardy and hard-working, the Pig has a strong constitution and a courageous, resolute mindset that makes him the stick-to-it sign.
From forging enduring friendships to fulfilling family obligations, this cheery stalwart gives his all. Placid and worshiping of those he loves, he works as hard as he plays, accumulating an ever-growing array of friends in his travels. Dependable, dedicated, and determined, he perseveres where others would admit ready defeat. And should he experience defeat, he shakes it off with no lasting discouraging effects. What’s more, the Pig is utterly coachable — your well-intentioned parental discipline has the desired effect (don’t you feel great?): to encourage him to try again with replenished vigor and self-awareness.
A child of naturally formed and deeply felt convictions and commitments (like the Dog), the Pig possesses an open, harmonizing, and guileless personality that wins pals over to his way of thinking. A generous dispenser of hugs, kisses, and bottomless faith, your little Pig is an absolute treasure. He possesses the biggest heart around — unselfish, boundlessly sympathetic, generous, trusting, faithful, honest, sincere, and gallant; he will be your biggest fan and staunchest supporter. What more could any parent ask for?
Are you not already swimming in the warm, inviting waters of this child’s superlatives? Okay, here we go … The Pig child emotes with total conviction, faith, and abandon — if he loves you, there will be no reservation he’ll harbor about your utter worthiness and excellence. The most accommodating and sincere of all signs, this conscientious charmer is literally haunted by guilt for even his merest transgression (Can you say honest to a fault? Mama, holla!). You will be floored by your Pig child’s instinctive understanding of others’ emotions and needs. His kindness and compassion are quite simply humbling — you’d do well to follow his sterling example.
The Pig makes a faultless and utterly loving friend. Loyal and thoughtful, he forges long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships. Ever willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a dollar, the Pig will never stop gathering and charming a multitude of friends. A fun-loving organizer, the Pig is the inclusive life of every party.
The Pig finds harmony with the intuitive Rabbit and the aesthetic Sheep. Parents, take note: Your darling and naïve Pig will fall asunder to the cunning of the trickster Monkey, who will take shameless advantage of his too-trusting nature.
Parenting the Pig Child
Don’t let him be taken advantage of: The Pig just can’t say no when friends, family, and his abundant appetites call. His loving and generous nature causes him to be all too quick to make concessions or bear the brunt of unwise commitments. Too ready to divest himself of time, money, and effort, your Pig child could use your help in cultivating discretion and self-control. Not every effort or friend is worth his tireless fidelity.