If I had to choose one word to describe Pisces, it would be…healer. After researching this sign, I’ve learned that one of the greatest features of Pisceans is their ability to heal others. So, if you’re expecting a little Pisces soon, or you already have one at home, you’ll always have an excellent supporter by your side. Or on your lap. Or clinging to your leg. Or knocking on the bathroom door while you’re just trying to do your thing in peace. Okay, that last part is true for ALL children – not just Pisces children. Here is how to raise a Pisces.

Whenever I’m researching zodiac signs, I always think of the people I know who fall under each sign so I can see if the stereotypes match up. For Pisces I noticed – I don’t know a lot of Pisces. I’m usually able to think of at least a handful of people, but for Pisces, I’ve got two.

What’s cool about these two people though? One is my sister-in-law, a married mother of three teenage boys, and the other is my 12-year-old son’s best friend. Complete opposites, right? So, if they have anything in common, it must be because of their zodiac sign! Well, it’s possible anyway.

If you’re currently raising a little Pisces, or you’re expecting one to arrive soon, let’s see what the experts have to say about what you can look forward to in the years ahead!

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

  • Birthdate – February 19 – March 20
  • Element – Water Sign
  • Symbol – The Two Fish

When it comes to personality, it’s said that Pisces are greatly influenced by the previous sign, Aquarius. While Pisces have a wide range of qualities and characteristics from Aquarius, from what I’ve read, Pisces are MUCH more sensitive, emotional, and empathetic.

Below is a list of typical positive and negative traits of Pisces. Your little one probably doesn’t have ALL these traits, but they likely have some. (You can find the whole list here)

Positive Traits

Empathy – Remember what I said about Pisces being a healer? Well, empathy is one of their strongest traits. Other people’s emotions are often more important than their own, and they have a desire to support, help, and heal others in their time of need.

Generosity – The most selfless sign of the zodiac is Pisces. They’re so generous, they often put other people’s needs before their own. They always want to make people happy.

Sensitivity – When I think of Pisces, sensitivity always comes to mind. They feel things quite deeply and react to pretty much everything emotionally.

Forgiveness – Grudges? What grudges?! Pisceans never hold a grudge for a long time. They forgive easily.

Compassion – If you’re feeling sad or need to talk, find the nearest Pisces. They always demonstrate sympathy and concern towards others.

Negative Traits

Too Many Emotions – Can one really be TOO emotional? Apparently, yes. Pisceans are known for being overly emotional and are often not able to control their emotions.

Laziness – If you’re raising a Pisces, it’s very important to motivate them or they will quickly just lose the desire to do anything.

Moodiness – Since they’re too emotional, Pisceans are often in a bad mood and can have mood swings quite suddenly. Raising a Pisces will require a fair amount of patience and understanding.

Now that we know a little bit more about Pisces, let’s see what they stereotypically like and dislike. While researching this sign, I noticed there was a longer list of likes for Pisces than there were for other signs. So, I included an extra one! Obviously, not everyone born under this sign is the same, but this might give you a bit of insight.


Being Alone – While other signs enjoy being around people, Pisceans have no problem being alone. They like their own company.

Love – They like being in love and can often be described as hopeless romantics.

Swimming – It’s funny, the two Pisceans I know and mentioned earlier are both big fans of swimming.

Sleeping – This is a great one for those early years raising a Pisces. Fingers crossed they sleep through the night and happily embrace nap time. Is that being overly optimistic??


Know It All’s – I hear ya, Pisces. Nobody likes a know-it-all!

Being Criticized – Some signs can take criticism and just let it roll off their back. For Pisces, criticism will need to be worded a little more delicately.

So, in a nutshell, Pisceans should be your go-to sign if you’re in need of compassion or a listening ear. If you’re thinking these characteristics sound nothing like your little Pisces, they might be on the cusp of another zodiac sign and have more of those traits.

For instance, if their birthday is February 19th to 22nd, they may have more Aquarius traits. If their birthday is around March 18th to 20th, they may have more Aries traits. (We’ll learn more about those fiery rams next month!)

If you’re currently raising a Pisces, let us know what you think in the comments. To find out more about your birth months check this out!


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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