View Full Version : Which is harder?
Kay at Parenting.com
05-25-2010, 06:39 PM
Who’s harder to raise – boys or girls?
05-25-2010, 09:25 PM
Well, I can't say for sure because I don't have any daughters. All I know is that boys ROCK!
05-25-2010, 11:43 PM
My girls are much harder! Drama, drama, drama!
05-27-2010, 11:17 PM
i can relate about that drama, drama of girls. I have 2 girls and a boy. We waited so long to have a boy and when we finally have one, we were so unprepared! With girls, you can just tell them stories and do crafts with them. But my boy has waay too much energy he's everywhere... up on the table, counter, and (almost)over the balluster of our two-level foyer!
05-28-2010, 01:46 AM
I only have 2 but so far, and by far, my girl is harder than him -and has been since birth ;)
05-28-2010, 09:44 AM
I only have two boys so I can't say for sure. I do know that friends of mine have said boys are harder then they're young (LOTS of energy, lack of direction, etc.) but girls are harder during the tween/teen years (drama, the whole social circle mess, etc.)
From personal experience - boys are a handful, but they are SO much fun. =)
05-29-2010, 09:43 AM
I have one of each and honestly, they're both 'easy' :). I think we have more issues with personality than gender.
05-29-2010, 04:54 PM
I have two sisters a brother and a god son. I would definatly have to say that girls are so much worse, and this is coming from a girl! Girls are all drama. So yeah... Girls are harder.
06-11-2010, 06:22 PM
My friend has 3 boys and she swears they're harder than girls. ;} Girls throw tantrums, but boys throw tantrums and break things, draw on things, ruin things...
06-11-2010, 09:28 PM
I have to say girls are so much harder to raise. I have two sisters and I know we were a handful. Girls are always drama. I had my son only recently but he sure is easy to take care of.
06-18-2010, 12:03 PM
Whichever one you have! :) We have twin three year old boys. We were told by a friend, "Just three bad years, then it gets easier." I'm definitely looking forward to "easier".
06-24-2010, 05:37 PM
I personally want to say that girls are harder, I dont have much experience considering my daughters only 3 but already it seems like girls have more attitude at this age than little boys, and I grew up with a younger sister and both of us always had drama and when they get older you have to worry about all the boys that are looking at your daughter.
haha lbifamily!!! when you have a boy you only have to worry about one boy. when you have a girl you have to worry about all the boys!
I have a nearly two year old boy. personally, I don't think one is neccesarily harder to raise than another, it's just different. now I could see how it would be harder for an individual person based on their own personality. if a woman with a "girly, girl" personality has a boy, I could see how it would be harder for her than if she had a girl and vise versa.
I am more of a "tom boy", so for me having a girl would be harder I think.
06-28-2010, 07:20 PM
I have one of each and I don't think either is harder than the other. They're just different in their own special ways. But, luckily, both seem to be "easy" to me.
07-28-2010, 03:21 PM
I have four of them. 7, 5.5 yo twins and a 4 yo. Boys are dirty, loud, disgusting, high maintenance, destructive, dramatic and just plain gross. I would take a girl on her worst day over a boy on his "best" day ANY TIME. Boys just get worse the older they are. They can't do anything silently. All I have to say is UGH!
08-07-2010, 09:50 PM
I have 2 boys and they have been the light of my life. I have friends with girls and they are moody with attitude. In my experience boys are not dirty, loud, disgusting, high maintenance, destructive, dramatic, or gross. They are clever, kind-hearted, straight-forward, respectful, and only as messy as I allow them to be....thanks to my lack of consistency in having them clean up their stuff.
08-12-2010, 09:50 AM
I have two kids, a son(15) and a daughter (10) and I am happy so far
with both of them although son is more obedient than our younger daughter. lol
08-19-2010, 02:11 PM
One little three year old boy, 9 nephews, and 10 nieces... and each of them is an individual.
I have a tomboy niece who doesn't give a crap about a skinned knee and loves to climb trees (and she was a spitfire screamer when she was younger), and I have a diva niece who pouts and whines, and manipulates everyone around her to get her way (doesn't work with me or Grandma though).
And on the boy's side of things, I have a nephew who is an all-star that plays soccer, football, baseball... but is generally well behaved. His brother on the other hand, was not quite as well behaved, he had very strong opinions on everything.
My own boy is very sensitive and has a tendency to whine. He throws as much drama as any girl I've ever known... but he's also rough and tumble... after all he's a three year old.
Every child is an individual, their personalities are not a result of male or female genitals. There are influences we put on them, knowingly and unconsciously to be one thing or another... but really they're all different, they're just little people.
08-19-2010, 02:18 PM
Wow. I sure hope you don't tell your kids that ihmb1... children come with distinct and different challenges, boy or girl... but if your boys are "dirty, loud, disgusting, high maintenance, destructive, dramatic and just plain gross", then maybe you need to look at your attitude, their environment, and the way you are instructing them.
09-07-2010, 03:17 PM
I'm really interested to be able to form an opinion on this question.
I have a son and will soon have a daughter. Right now I assume girls will be harder, but I won't know for sure until I go through it!
I imagine it probably changes with the ages, too. Boys might be harder at two years old, but I think girls would have to be harder at 13 years old.
08-25-2012, 12:57 AM
Boys are crazy! - at least the ones we know. Girls seem easier now, but I'm sure that will change in Middle School.
10-08-2012, 03:26 AM
i think girls~!!
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.