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Do you think girls or boys are easier to raise? Why?

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Asked by newmom28 at 9:12 AM on Nov. 23, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • in reference to teen years...BOYS

    I think its dependent on the individuals involved tho

    Answer by Zoeyis at 9:14 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Depends on the child, and the point in their life you're referring to.

    Answer by ballewal at 9:14 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • In infancy/toddler years I didn't notice much difference. Now that my DD is 11, I have to say boys. Her mood is all over the place - I never had that issue with the boys. She drives me absolutely crazy sometimes!

    Answer by Scuba at 9:18 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I had both and I can tell you my son is an angel and was in comparison to my girls.

    Answer by older at 9:18 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • You know, each child has their own set of joys and trials. I've raised twin boys into adulthood, had a daughter in the middle of her teen years and a son starting his teen years. Honestly, my children have all had their moments, but the early teen years were harder with my twins than with my daughter. And thus far, her high school years (Sophomore) are extremely easy; she doesn't do the drama. My youngest son is in his last year of middle school and so far - easy.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:19 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I think when they are young, girls are easier and when they are teens boys are easier, and this is a huge generalization, obviously there are exceptions to the rule.

    Answer by gramsmom at 9:22 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • My kids are 7, 4, and 2. The oldest is a boy, he is by far, 100% easier than these girls!

    Answer by Rachel24517 at 9:27 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Girls, probably cause I am one.

    Answer by b_stotka at 9:31 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Girls.. because that's all I

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 9:35 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • It depends on the individual child, the skills of the parent, and the specific set of experiences that life has handed them. My son was easier than my daughter in many ways during the early years, and he's more difficult as a teen. Generalizations aren't always accurate, everyone is so very different!

    Answer by justnancyb at 9:42 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

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