Courageous, but tender. Demanding, yet emotional. For those of you with a little Scorpio in your house…how are you? Are you doing alright?

I say this because Scorpios are not easy. All the parents of Scorpios are nodding their heads right now and saying things like “You got that right!” or “Don’t I know it!” or “Is that why my kid is so stubborn?!” Yes! It’s not genetics. I mean, it could be genetics, but you can totally blame it on their astrological sign. You have one passionate, determined, and independent child on your hands – and that’s not a bad thing! Just think of the things they’ll accomplish in life!

Scorpios have a combination of characteristics that are rarely seen in other signs. If you’re currently raising a Scorpio, or you’re expecting one soon, let see what the experts say!

First, we’ll start with the basics of the Scorpio sign.

  • Birthdate – October 23 – November 21
  • Element – Water Sign
  • Symbol – The Scorpion

When it comes to personality, Scorpios have traits that might seem impossible to combine in one person. Chances are, your child likely doesn’t have ALL of these personality traits, but let’s take a look at a few of the stereotypical positive and negative traits of Scorpio. (You can find the whole list here)

Positive Traits

Determination – Scorpios are focused on the things they want in life. If they want something bad enough, there isn’t an obstacle that will stop them.

Courage – You might think Leos would be the most courageous of the zodiac, but Scorpios are right up there with them. If there’s a dangerous situation ahead, you’ll want a Scorpio on your side – and they’ll be happy to join you!

Honesty – If you’re into full blown honestly, ask a Scorpio. They will tell you the absolute truth even if it’s not exactly what you want to hear. They also expect the same in return.

Independence – Scorpios don’t like needing or asking for help, so they will likely become more independent early in life. So, it’s likely you’ve noticed your little Scorpio wanting to do things by themselves without any assistance.

Curiosity – For Scorpios, you can never give them enough information. They’re naturally curious and always want all the details. They’re drawn to mysteries, puzzles, and secrets.


Negative Traits

Jealousy – Scorpios are intense. As children, if they don’t achieve something as quickly as their peers, they will become jealous and envious. This could carry into adulthood and cause them to treat many things in life as a competition – which isn’t always a good thing.

Control – It’s clear Scorpios don’t like to be controlled by others, but they have no problem being the one in control.

Stubbornness – While it’s great Scorpios stick to their own principles – they appear to have an inability to compromise and listen to advice. It’s also difficult for them to try new things or admit when someone else’s view is better than theirs.


Now that we know what a strong personality your Scorpio likely has, let’s look at their typical likes and dislikes. It might not be the same for all Scorpios, but it might sound familiar.


Facts – Like we mentioned earlier, Scorpios are all about honestly. So, they want the facts. Just the facts!

Being Right – I mean, I think we all enjoy being right, am I right? Well, Scorpios especially like being right. Keep this in mind when your little one crosses their arms and glares up at you when you tell them they’re wrong.

Teasing – Scorpios get a kick out of playfully teasing others.


Dishonesty – Not a big shocker here! The good news is, your Scorpio should never lie to you.

Small Talk – They don’t want to talk about the weather, they want to have meaningful conversations.

So, there you have it! A stereotypical Scorpio. Does it sound like yours? If not, keep it mind that if their birthday is close to either end of the Scorpio range, they may have more traits of the previous or next astrological sign.

For instance, if their birthday is October 23rd or 24th, they may be more Libra than Scorpio. If their birthday is November 20th or 21st, they may have more Sagittarius traits – which we’ll dive deep into next month!

If you’re currently raising a strong little Scorpio, let us know how you’re doing in the comments. Oh, and give some fellow parents some tips – they’ll need ‘em!

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Linsey is a happily married mother of two living in Plainfield, ON. When she’s not busy chasing her two crazy boys, she’s running her own freelance writing company, Little Miss Creative. In her downtime, she enjoys tea, backyard BBQs, watching Friends reruns, and hanging out with her family and friends. Oh, and candy.

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