I had a consultation today with the mother of a double Aquarius child. I have a lot of experience with Aquarius. My mother was a double Aquarius. My father was also Aquarius, with four planets in the sign. As for Aquarius children, I wrote about my son’s best friend for ten years…called him the “Quirky Aquarian”. He was at my house, daily, for a decade.
I told his mother, I was sure he had his own ideas. That he was thinking, independently. This may seem obvious, but it’s not, really. I’ll tell you how I know…
If read my book, “Heaven, I Mean Circle K”, I am thinking all the way through it. Matter of fact, I’m thinking like a bat out of hell, and no one around me has CLUE ONE what I’m thinking.
You can trust me on this; I have a poker face. Or you can read the book and it will be obvious. Because the things I am thinking are so unique. My thoughts are completely independent, if not completely off the wall. No adult put them in my head, that’s for sure. My thoughts are outrageous, flabbergasting and original.
At this point, our society seems to believe that some authority (parent, teacher, government, SUPERstar) can control the thoughts of children. Dumb children, maybe. But if you happen to have an intelligent child, I can promise you, they’re listening to you, but they’re also screening everything they hear. They’re feel your words, weigh them, or suss them out in some way.
They’re not going to explain this to you and it’s not your concern, anyway. We all have to make our way in life and we have to figure out how we’re going to do this.
An intelligent kid will realize their parent has limits, edges or sensitivities. They’ll find ways to get around those corners, while you’re talking. This may not be comforting, but it sure makes parenting more exciting and interesting. It’s also, true.
What are your thoughts about your child’s thoughts?