An Aquarian child has a unique temperament, sometimes complex but certainly extraordinary. This child is curious but at the same self-willed and they will challenge you at every opportunity. You will need to be particularly shrewd in raising them and may feel at times that a degree in psychology would be a very handy thing to have ready for those difficult moments when they arrive.
They need delicate handling by their parents as getting them to do something on your terms can become a monumental problem. You may eventually learn that to get something done, you are the one who will do most of the compromising to fit in with their unusual way of seeing and doing things.
If an Aquarian child digs their heels in you may never get the task done at all and this is where your psychological skills will come into play. They are sensitive and intuitive and on the surface may appear to be outwardly calm, relaxed and delightful but in a moment they can rebel against commands and rules. The young Aquarian can often look more confident than they actually are so parental understanding and genuine encouragement are needed. Like any child Aquarius needs love, especially in the form of respect, listening, appreciation and friendship.
They are adventurous and being eccentric and explosive they are likely to have their fair share of thrills and spills with the associated bumps and scratches that go along with this. It is a wise parent who keeps an eye on where they are and who they are with. Although they tend to have a large circle of friends they may find it difficult to establish a close relationship. They tend to be detached and dispassionate and don't like too many emotional demands being placed upon them.
They are inventive and like to get to the bottom of how things work. Toys such as electronic sets, laboratory games and brain teasing puzzles are all excellent choices for them. Unusual and novel games and will keep them occupied and help them develop their inquisitive minds.
As they grow older their minds will also develop at an amazing speed so you need to continually offer them challenges. You may find that they don't quite fit into the average suburban school and in this case you may need to consider what alternatives are available to give them the best chance of developing their skills.