Capricorns start life old and grow young. As
babies, they resemble little old men and women. As toddlers,
they possess a social conscience and a sense of order, which
means they always put their toys away neatly and know exactly
where to find them.
Capricorn children flourish under a steady routine,
needing structured mealtimes, bedtimes and playtimes. They
enjoy the company of adults and frequently choose to go out
with their parents rather than with other children. They need
discipline and order and will fret if their parents arrive
five minutes late to collect them.
Capricorns frequently have difficult or unhappy
childhoods, and may have to take on adult responsibilities
at an early age. As children they are stubborn and will bide
their time until they get their own way. They need a logical
reason for everything they do.
At school, they work slowly and
methodically, getting where they want to go through
sheer hard graft. They have a respect for their elders
and remain close to their parents for life. They are
serious and tend towards pessimism. They see themselves
as miniature adults and expect to have to shoulder certain
responsibilities. They hate to make mistakes and take
great pains to ensure that they do everything to the
very best of their ability. If something goes wrong,
they are liable to hold mental inquisitions with themselves.