Chinese Year of the …

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We wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year for Friday 12th February 2021

This year is the Year of the Ox and that got us thinking … what animals do we have in the Sharing Parenting team.

It turns out we have 5 goats, a dog, a rabbit, a monkey, a rabbit, a dragon, a pig, a tiger and a snake!

Michelle, Nina, Hannah and Rich were born in the year of the goat:





Goat ( / Yang)

People born in the year of the Goat have a pure and kind heart. They’d rather suffer silently than argue and ruin someone else’s mood. However, even in silence, they still hold onto their own opinion. In regards to their passions, they will do anything possible to fulfill their wishes. Though kind, Goats have tricks up their sleeves as well. They are skilled at using soft power, able to patiently and politely persuade others into their favor.


Suzanne was born in the year of the rabbit:





Rabbit (兔 / Tù)

People born in the year of the Rabbit are gentle, quiet and polite. They are patient, intelligent and chic. Their sense of responsibility and attention to detail lead to great career success. They take love seriously as well, and would never fall for someone easily. If they find the right person, they’ll love them to the end of the world and back.


Louise was born in the year of the dragon:

Louise Sharing Parenting Family Support Practitioner





Dragon (龙 / Lóng)

People born in the year of the Dragon have hearts full of adventure and romance. It’s hard for people to understand a Dragon’s mysterious personality. At the same time, they are indifferent to things the average person worries about. They may seem lazy, but once they decide to do something, they’ll be more ambitious and vigorous than anyone else.


Jeff was born in the year of the snake:

Snake (蛇 / Shé)

People born in the year of the Snake are idealists. On the outside, they may seem cold but, deep inside, they are warm and enthusiastic. Their desire of exclusive ownership is very fierce. It irks them if they can’t fully understand someone. Snakes are devoted and determined, but their worst enemy is laziness.


Ginny was born in the year of the monkey:





Monkey (猴 / Hóu)

People born in the year of the Monkey do things based on interest. If it’s something they don’t quite care for, they’ll do the work sloppily. If it something they’re interested in, they’ll put their entire heart into it and work until they succeed. They live a long life full of energy and curiosity for the world. Monkeys also value relationships. However, spoiling children may be their weakness.


Alison was born in the year of the dog:

Alison -Sharing Parenting Administrator





Dog (狗 / Gǒu)

People born in the year of the Dog are conservative and full of justice. Because of their loyalty, Dogs are valued in the workplace. They rarely break rules, except for people important to them. In life, they only wish to live quietly with their family.


Lindsey was born in the year of the pig:

Pig (猪 / Zhū)

People born in the year of the Pig think logically and are able to fix whatever problem they’re in. They aren’t good communicators, but they’re kind and able to provide for the family. Most of them are wealthy. Their only obvious fault is that they lose their temper easily.


This year is the year of the Ox

Ox (牛 / Niu)

People born in the year of the Ox are hard workers and have a strong sense of responsibility. Even if they run into difficulty during work, they’ll persevere through. They aren’t very romantic, but are patient and would never force themselves onto someone who doesn’t like them. They are usually quiet and keep their emotions bottled up inside. It’s hard for others to understand them. When they do lose their temper, it’s like an explosion and can drive others away.

What animal are you? and your children?

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