A numerology reading can teach you a lot about your children and who they may become. Here, we’re going to look at the life path number and the role it plays in your kids’ lives.

We all want the best for our children. We want them to grow up capable of facing any challenges that may come their way. And we want to help them to understand themselves and their potential to accomplish great things.

For instance, a reading will show you the child’s life path number (LPN) and how it may affect their life. You may even wish to work out the LPNS for yourself and for the other people who enter your child’s life.

We’re going to look into just how important this number is in relation to your children in just a moment. First, let’s look at what the life path number is and how you calculate it.

What is the Life Path Number?

The life path number is the first number in your numerology chart.

Typically, your life path number is a single-digit number that’s derived from your date of birth. It shows you the core values you’ll gravitate towards in your life. This number also provides some indication of the challenges you’ll face.

You can think of it in similar terms to the zodiac signs. The LPN has a great influence on who your child will become and what route they’ll take through life.

The only exception to the single-digit rule comes if you hit a master number, such as number 22. These numbers denote great potential. However, the power that these numbers hold can work both ways. If the person getting the reading doesn’t act according to their reading, they may face devastating consequences.

How to Calculate Your Life Path Number

You need a full date of birth to calculate a life path number.

For example, let’s say your child’s date of birth is 12 June, 2010.

To calculate the life path number, you must take each element of the date and reduce it to a single digit. Then, you take those three digits and reduce them until you come to your number.

In this case, the calculation goes as follows:

Day

1 + 2 = 3

Month

6

Year

2 + 0 + 1 + 0 = 3

Full Calculation

3 + 6 + 3 = 12

1 + 2 = 3

Thus, the life path number here comes out as 3. This suggests a socially magnetic person who finds it easy to get on with and understand the people that they meet.

But what happens when there’s a master number in the birthday? For instance, suppose your child’s date of birth is 22 November, 2010. In that case, the calculations would go like this:

Day

22 (You don’t reduce master numbers, remember.)

Month

11

Year

2 + 0 + 1 + 0 = 3

Full Calculation

11 + 22 + 3 =  36

3 + 6 = 9

The life path number in this case works out to 9. This child might seem like an “old soul,” with a wisdom beyond their years.

You may already be able to see why such knowledge could benefit you and your children. But let’s dig a little deeper into the issue…

Why It’s Important to Know Your Child’s Life Path Number

Knowing your child’s life path number means you understand more about who they are and what drives them. This means that you’re better able to support them as a parent.

The following are just some of the ways that knowing the LPN can help you.

The number your child gets plays a large role in determining their interests.

Using one of the above examples, where we got 3, we can see that the child is a social creature. Knowing that, you can foster this social gift if you ensure the child spends as much time as possible around other children. This child will also enjoy having conversations with you and will feel comfortable at large gatherings.

Each of the numbers denotes different personality traits. For example, a 7 indicates a curious child who always wants to learn more. You may find that this type of child gravitates more towards books. A 4 indicates a child who really values routine and may get upset if that routine isn’t followed. Again, this can help you to lead the child away from the sort of disruptive life that doesn’t mesh well with their life path.

While your child’s life path number indicates the gifts and interests they have, it also shows you some of the challenges they’ll face.

Using the number 3 that we got earlier, we know the child is a social person to whom things often come easily.

However, this feeling of being good at most things can lead to a lack of focus. The child’s interests could vary so often that they never truly develop their talent in one field.

In this case, your job as a parent is to help the child focus on the activities they excel in. This will keep them on track until they develop the ability to maintain their concentration on their own.

Again, each life path number brings with it some unique challenges. You need to understand what they are so you can prepare to steer your child through them.

The Importance of Understanding Your Own Life Path Number

Another important thing to consider is that you spend more time than anybody with your child, especially in their earliest years. Of course, you also have your own life path number, which means you have your own talents and challenges.

It’s crucial to know your own number and how it relates to that of your child.

You’re a powerful influence on your child. Knowing where your strengths and challenges lie can help you govern yourself as you steer your child in the right direction.

For example, you may find that you share the same life path number as your child. This means you have valuable insight into the challenges they may face.

If you have a different number, you will need to consider how to adapt and see things from a different point of view. This will help you create the healthiest environment for your child.

Finally, as the child gets older and makes new friends, you will have other external influences to consider. It’s often worth learning the life path numbers of your child’s friends to gain a greater understanding of these influences.

It’s Time to Calculate Your Life Path Number

Calculating a single life path number isn’t a major task. However, when you start trying to calculate numbers for many people, the task grows much larger.

That’s where a life path calculator can help. Using a calculator, you can quickly work out your child’s core numbers, as well as those of important people who come into their life. This will help you steer your child through their challenges so that they achieve their full potential.

Our free numerology calculator helps you to work out your child’s life path number. It also provides information on what that number means for you and your child.

Have you calculated your child’s life path number? How has this helped you as a parent? Let us know in the comments section.