Virgo children are seldom any trouble to their
parents. They are unlikely to spill their food, tear their
clothes or leave their bedrooms in a mess. They are thoughtful,
gentle and shy with strangers. They are more likely to be
found with their noses in a book than playing out of doors.
At school, they are keen to do well. They need
teachers who will encourage rather than criticise them, since
their fragile egos are easily damaged and they can make themselves
physically ill with worry. They are dependable, efficient
and will frequently take on tasks which the other pupils refuse
to do. Even when they are small children, Virgos’ sense
of duty is firmly ingrained.
Virgo youngsters need a peaceful and stable
home life. It is important to them that their parents consider
their feelings and respect their privacy. They are hard to
reach on an emotional level, since their reasoning is based
on hard facts. They need positive parents who will nurture
their sense of identity and boost their confidence. Only by
being given plenty of physical affection as children will
they be able to express it themselves when they grow up. It
is all too easy for their self-critical natures to result
in lifelong inferiority complexes.
On no account should Virgo children ever
be bullied or browbeaten. They will simply clam up and retreat
into their own private worlds. Even teasing should be gentle
and affectionate and should never involve their teenage loves.
Many adult Virgos still carry the emotional scars inflicted
in childhood by well-meaning but clumsy adults.