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If you have Boys and your opinion which is has been harder to raise?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Apr. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • My dd has been both easier and harder. She was the sweetest, easiest baby. She is now becoming the moody, pre-teen from h*ll. It really depends on the particular child and the stage of life. Her older brother is easier when it comes to clothing but it's a tie with the hormones and the moodiness.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 1:39 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • GIRLS!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Girls

    Answer by admckenzie at 1:29 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Could everyone explain WHY with their answer as well? :-)

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 1:35 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • My kids are 5 and 3, a girl and a boy. So far my son has been the most difficult by a landslide. He's much more devilish and likes to get into things, he started walking/running very early and is a daredevil, he likes to stir the pot, he's very needy, won't take no for an answer, total mama's boy....while my daughter can be moody, she is much much milder in all aspects. I have a feeling that once they get older she will be more difficult, I'm slightly scared about the teen years with her, lol.

    Answer by gramsmom at 1:47 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • It depends on the individual child themselves. It really does, because of the personalities and what-not.
    Now, as far as my experience:

    Son (1yr): Easy going, laid back, fair temper, good natured. He loves to explore and get into things, but listens really and generally obeys. He has always prefered to play by himself, he asks politely when he wants something, and rarely has a tantrum. He's definatley a mamma's boy.

    Daughter (6mo): She's our little Princess. She demands attention and has a quick temper. She's quick to screams if she's not getting what she wants right away. She doesn't like to play by herself. Right now she's a mamma's girl. She frustrates easily and starts throwing a fit when she can't do something. Like Crawl.

    So from my experience my daughter has been harder thus far.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:08 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • the following is strictly IME. temporment of a child always trumps gender.


    always want to be the center of attention, have an emotional reaction to EVERY situation, seek approval form everyone, openly and repeatedly test their boundaries, scream SO LOUD, get their feelings hurt easily, spend their entire childhood trying to be grown up, have periods, think with their heart instead of their head, are too quick to forgive, blame themselves to avoid conflict with loved ones, have difficulty separating their emotions when problem solving


    are on auto pilot as soon as they're potty trained, are good at entertaining themselves, would rather be left alone, don't care what others think of them, will break the rules (but not because they're seeking negative attention) and know how to get away with it undetected, will take no for an answer,and then find another way to get what they want, would


    Answer by bestmommyeber at 2:16 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • (cont) never grow up if they had that option, can't get pregnant, and can separate emotions when problem solving

    Answer by bestmommyeber at 2:19 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Personally I think there are different things about each that make them difficult. My SD is difficult because she holds things in, lies more, is more sneaky/manipulative....she is getting to the age of hormones and all that. My SS can be difficult because he doesn't listen as well, gets whiney sometimes, etc. They each have their own things. I dont think its a matter of Boys or Girls being more difficult than the other. I think its more child personalities. My DD is only 22 months. I have never had any other children that I can't compare her really.

    Answer by aly38914290 at 2:21 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • ^^^^^^^^ bestmommyeber has it!

    I've raised 2 sons to adulthood, and, while I thought they'd drive me insane, my one daughter is already more difficult than all 4 boys put together! She's a good girl, but the noise level goes up 10 times when she's in the house and she breaks into tears at every little thing.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 2:23 PM on Apr. 27, 2010