I have one of each - my ds is 16 and my dd will be 15 next month. While overall I have really good relationship with my kids, my ds is "harder" now, though honestly, a lot of that is because my dh has been deployed a lot recently and we're getting ready to move to Japan from the States, and he doesn't want to leave his gf.
Things with our dd aren't as hard right now, but when she was at that "tween" age, as much as I love her, there are days I truly thought her head was going to spin around and she was going to spew pea soup all over the place! A friend of mine whose dd was the age mine is now told me her dd was the same way at the same age.
She said it was because their hormones have started to rage, and they do start to pms, even if they haven't started their period yet and don't for a few yrs, so they're all out of whack. lol - they seem to outgrow it at about 13 or 14...
at 4:30 AM on Mar. 29, 2009