THE AIR-SIGN PARENT with THE EARTH-SIGN CHILD: These two have different rhythms: The air-sign parent is quick, adaptable, flexible, and essentially open, while the earthy child is slower, deliberate, and resistant to rapid movement or change. It is very important for the parent to realize that this child craves predictability. Trust for earth-signs is based on dependable behavior on the part of others, and the parent must be reliable and consistent towards this child. Especially, back up talk, words, and promises with action. What may seem like a spontaneous and perfectly acceptable change in plans to the air-sign parent can seem like a betrayal to the earth-sign child. Also, the air-sign parent's playing banter may often be misunderstood by the concrete-minded and literal earth-sign child.