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Which do you think is more frustrating, raising toddlers or teens?


Asked by SweetLuci at 9:58 PM on Jan. 27, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Definitely teenagers. Toddlers are difficult but at least you can make sure they are safe. There are a lot of dangers for teens out there and it's harder to make sure they're ok when they won't listen to you!!

    Answer by mysevenkids at 10:16 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Right now I have to say toddlers. If she lives to be a teenager I will report back. LOL

    I love her and I wish the terrible two's would just end already!!!!

    Answer by coala at 10:00 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • they each bring their own diffrent

    Answer by hellokitty1978 at 10:18 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I would say teens hands down! When a toddler acts like a toddler, it's because they ARE a toddler & don't know better yet. When teens act like toddlers - well - it just gets ugly! LMAO!

    Answer by specialwingz at 10:43 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I think they give each other a run for their money.... But you know, I agree with the belief that puberty is, in a lot of ways, like a second toddlerhood. Both are full of extreme physical growth, mental development, social development, and hormonal changes.

    Toddlers - can't always use their words to say what they feel... Teens - won't always use their words to say what they mean...
    Toddlers - can't go to the bathroom by themselves.... Teens - can have sex with others (even if they don't, you worry)...
    Toddlers - up all night because they're sick / fussy..... Teens - up all night because they're out with the car or with friends....
    Toddlers - you worry about letting them as they assert their independence from being a baby to a kid. Teens, you worry about them as they start to assert their independence as they go from being a kid to an adult.

    Both are frustrating, challenging, and rewarding :-)

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 10:59 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I found the teens to be more challenging.

    Answer by mamagoose524 at 10:00 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I find that raising teens is more frustrating because they think they know everything and that their parents just dont know anything.

    Answer by CaaspersBaby at 10:02 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I am still not sure, both had/have their good and bad points.

    Answer by idaspida at 10:03 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • they both have their issues. but me id say toddlers. you can change fustrating behavior buts hard once they get older

    Answer by stressedoutgran at 10:29 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • My oldest is only 2, but I'm going with teens on this one. I'm seriously terrified of the teenage years. Have been ever since we found out my daughter is a girl lol. They said "It's a girl!" and I said "YAY! That's what I wanted... oh, shit, she's gonna be a teenage girl?!" lol.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:37 PM on Jan. 27, 2011