You love your kids but let’s face it, from the time, parenting can be challenging! All the books in the world won’t prepare you for some of the challenges your little people can throw at you and answer all the questions you might have about how to help them grow up right.
Where can you turn for guidance? Numerology! By understanding your child’s numerology, specifically their Life Path Number, you’ll be able to approach their upbringing from an angle that will make sense and take some of the frustrations off of you!
Finding your child’s Life Path Number is simple. You have to add their day of birth to the month of birth, then add that number to the year of birth, and you reduce it down to a single digit.
For example, if your child was born on April 15, 2007, you’d add 1 + 5 to get 6. April is the 4th month of the year, and 2 + 0 + 0 + 7 adds up to 9. Adding 6 + 4 + 9 gives you 19. In this case, you’d add the 1 + 9 together to get 10, and add the 1 + 0 together to get 1. This child’s Life Path Number is 1.
If your child was born on November 18, 2009, you’d add 1 + 8 to get 9. November is the 11th month of the year, so 1 + 1 = 2. 2009 is 2 + 0 + 0 + 9, or 11, or 2. 9 + 2 + 2 = 13, which reduces down to 4.This child’s Life Path Number is 4.
Knowing how to calculate the Life Path Number is only the start of the journey, though. You also need to know what it means and how that will manifest itself in your child’s personality and how to adjust your parenting style.
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Life Path Number 1
These children are very independent and strong. They’re creative and look for new ideas and new ways of doing things. They’re natural born leaders. They often feel frustrated because they want to be self-reliant, yet they’re children and still quite dependent on others, so this creates a paradox.
These children need guidance to see that their way isn’t the only way of doing things. Find ways to teach them patience. They’ll want to rush into things and will get discouraged, even irate, when they don’t get their own way. They’re likely to rebel because of it!
Encourage them to master themselves, so that they have the potential to lead others. If they don’t develop self-discipline, they may grow up to feel they have never truly lived up to their amazing potential.
Children with this Life Path Number have a lot of energy. You should enroll them in sports or anything with a healthy dose of competition. It will be a good outlet for them and allow them to develop leadership and teamwork skills.
Life Path Number 2
These children are so sensitive! The love sincerely and give so much to others. They’re nurturers and champion the underdogs of the world. Their intense compassion may lead them to be taken advantage of by other people
They need to learn how to toughen up a bit so that they’re not quite so vulnerable to the hurtful words of others. They feel the pain of the world as acutely as if it were their own. It’s easy for them to get emotionally drained as they empathize with others.They’re kind souls and life often seems harsh to them.
These children need someone to teach them that it’s okay to say “no” and to have personal boundaries. They require reassurance that they’re enough, that they have things to offer, and that they’re valuable members of their family and their peer groups.
Your child is here to learn diplomacy, to show kindness to others, and to teach those close to them what unconditional love means. Ensure that you keep an eye on your child’s friendships and make sure nobody is ‘using’ them and they are good influences for them.
Life Path Number 3
These children are constantly on the go, there’s never a dull moment! They’re interested in so many things and you may have trouble getting them to focus on something through to completion. Let them follow where their curiosity leads, but teach them persistence. They’ll find their groove, eventually.
Life Path Number 3 children wear their hearts on their sleeve. These children are witty, communicative, creative, and will find new ways of expressing themselves. Guide them to follow their self-expression in a positive way.
They hate to be criticized, so if you’re going to laugh, make sure you laugh with them and not at them. Try not to be on their case too much. Present your child an alternative view or plan of action for them to consider if they make mistakes.
These children have to be able to express themselves and vent their emotions in order to be truly happy. Make sure that you don’t just listen to their needs, but that you actually hear them and follow through on it.
Life Path Number 4
Children with this Life Path Number need a schedule. They’ll be upset by sudden changes to their routine and they won’t be hurried. They’ll freak out if things don’t go as expected, or if their natural pace is interrupted. The more they feel backed into a corner, the more stubborn they’ll become.
They’re often moderately lazy, or they’re overly attentive to detail. However this manifests itself; they need to be encouraged to work hard, apply themselves, and stick with things until the end without losing their patience or their temper.
These children love to learn, and should be encouraged to immerse themselves in what holds their attention. They’re practical, and may be very good with their hands, turning their enthusiasm towards making things.
You have to make sure Your child doesn’t get too stuck in a rut. They need to be encouraged to look at new ways of doing things, so that life doesn’t leave them behind. You should also reinforce the need for physical activity in their lives.
Life Path Number 5
To these children, the world is their playground and everyday is a holiday! Life Path 5 children seem to be born without any filter whatsoever. They get themselves into trouble frequently because they say exactly what’s on their mind and do what they feel like doing.
The consequences of their actions also rarely concern them. They oscillate between daring independence and needing you to champion them and fight their battles with them. They’re the life and soul of the party, they’re happy and gregarious, and they live each day to the fullest.
It’s hard to keep up with these kids, because they’re so full of energy, and you never know what they’re going to do next. They flit from one thing to another—activities, groups of friends. They make you wonder if they’re even capable of laying down roots and forming long-lasting friendships.
As a parent, it’s up to you to help them to find some structure in their lives. Teach them how to plan, discipline them to sit for a while at mealtimes, time them when they brush their teeth, have them do household chores before playtime. They’ll protest all right, but they’ll be grateful for the discipline.
Life Path Number 6
You’ll be forgiven if you think that Life Path Number 6 children seem like benevolent dictators. They often come across that way! It’s easy for these children to take charge, and then get frustrated when others don’t see things the same way.
They have great insight, and often seem older than they are. They struggle to find a balance between work and play, between being a perfectionist and being human, between making suggestions and being a control freak.
These kids are precocious, and will want to take responsibility for everything. They’re nurturing and responsible—but they also have a strong sense of what they feel is right, and don’t take kindly to those who disagree with them.
Life Path Number 6 kids don’t like to be told what to do, and they don’t take direction well. The key to success here is to instruct them in a way that makes them think that the right choice was their idea.
You’ll have to find a parenting style that is sensitive yet firm. Praise them often, then suggest improvements. They’re idealists at heart, and may be artistically gifted. Encourage any natural talent you see emerge in your child.
Life Path Number 7
These kids are brainiacs. They’re always questioning, everything from “how does this work,” to “why am I here?” Life Path 7 kids have an introspective life. They’ll spend a lot of time thinking, learning, reading, and thinking some more! These kids need time alone to reflect. Make sure they have it.
Your child may be reserved, or shy. They may seem to be uncomfortable in their own skin. They’ll find it hard to fit in, and may feel that they’re somehow different from other kids. Encourage them to learn and to grow, but help them to find their niche among their peers, so that they don’t grow to be aloof and cold.
They have a heightened intuition, they maybe seem a bit psychic. They are the type of kid to have imaginary friends and to tell you things that will blow you away. They say things that you know to be true, but also things that you know there’s no way they could have known at such a young age.
It’s hard for Life Path Number 7 children to learn how to trust, They may shut their emotions off so that they don’t feel hurt by the inconsistencies of people and life. They often feel that no one sees things from their point of view. They need reassurance to find their sense of self and purpose.
Life Path Number 8
These children seem very businesslike and intense. They have a natural authority and personal power. These kids grow up to be the entrepreneurs, and the ones who make their mark on the world. The more comfortable these kids are at earning and using money, the more successful they’ll be later on.
They’re going to push boundaries and confront authority. While it’s frustrating for everyone concerned, this is how these kids learn respect and integrity. While they need to learn discipline and regard for others, it’s important that you don’t break their spirits in the process.
They also need to learn the value of hard work and how to manage their money, or they’ll grow up to feel that life has been unfair to them somehow. They’ll rebel, but that’s just part of the process. They need clear boundaries and strong discipline or you’ll have an unruly teenager on your hands.
The best way to get through to a Life Path Number 8 child is to make anything you want them to do reward-based. They like to think that they’re getting adequately compensated for what they’re being asked to do. Make it a game, and figure out their ‘currency.’
Life Path Number 9
These kids often seem like the old souls of the world. They are complex and charismatic.They’re here to be creative, to learn, and to grow. Often that process of growth lasts a lifetime. It’s hard for both parent and child as they struggle to learn how to cope with the knocks that life brings to us all.
Life Path 9 children are a combination of all the strengths and weaknesses of the other numbers, wrapped up into one parcel. They seek spiritual awareness and empowerment of their authentic self. They fit in everywhere, and yet nowhere. Allow them plenty of room to explore who they are,
They’re extremely talented in some area, and usually incredibly creative. They’re also independent, yet often life will present them with situations where they have to ask for help, something that does not come easily for them. Provide them love and reassurance to help them build their confidence.
The number 9 is at the end of many numerology cycles. These kids often see more than their share of endings in their lives. Friends move away, family members die, possessions and material items come and go. These children will need to learn from an early age how to let go and deal with loss.
The Master Numbers
There are other Life Path Numbers, and they’re called master numbers. These numbers are 11, 22, and sometimes 33. These are quite special, and have their own personality. It’s believed that they have more potential—for challenges as well as success—than the other numbers.
They’re energy is more intense. The thing with tiny humans, though, is that you have to allow them to be children. They’ll learn the hard knocks of life soon enough. Let them be happy and carefree. Let them play and learn and enjoy their youth.
That’s why I initially recommend that you reduce the master numbers down until your kids are older. Therefore, a master number 11 would be read as a 2, a master number 22 would be read as a 4, and a master number 33 would be read as a six.
The master numbers are mystical enough and to impose that onto these sensitive children could well give them a distorted sense of reality. Don’t negate the master number vibration around them, but reduce it down, and let them be kids for as long as possible.
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Knowing the Life Path Number of your kids can be very interesting and helpful when it comes to understanding their personality. Of course, numerology is more than just this one number!
Your child’s Soul Urge Number, Challenge Number, and other aspects of their numerology—especially their Essence Number—will reveal so much more about what they’re dealing with in this lifetime.
If you’re discussing possible names for an unborn child, you might want to consider looking into the numerology and doing calculations on your favorites, and see which one resonates with you the strongest.
Numerology is a fascinating tool, and when you know both your numerology and that of your children, you understand more and have the potential to offset many parenting challenges that arise.