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Topic : Boys vs girls - who's easier to raise?
JulieKidspot - `10` `2012-06-25 11:55:04`  
Have a read of our article about the differences between the genders click here and find out why boys and girls are so different.

Which do you think is easier to raise?
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petitemumma - 8:34 PM Thu-5-Jul-2012
i have one of each. For me my daughter has been much easier -she communicates better, more quiet...my son is very boisterious, always on the go & very phsyical....very exhausting and more rough...im hoping he will calm down abit once hes older
stacleaning - 12:42 PM Thu-28-Jun-2012
I have been told that girls are easier. I only have two girls so I would agree hahah

Then I started looking after a little boy the same age as my youngest 14months. I would have to say I now know that yes girls seem to be easier :D My sister however her daughter has been her hardest little diva. Her boys were both so easy going although just the roughness and full of energy thing that boys have is full on I guess?
SarahK - 9:44 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012
Well I only have girls, so can't really comment, but im sure they are all hard, just in different ways.
LIVINGLIFE - 9:43 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012
I have 2 boys and 1 girl, I think both sexes have their challenges but they all have great positives to
ice - 2:14 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012

I have two boys and one girl.  I don't really believe one is 'easier' than the other, but is based entirely on personality.  One of my boys has ADHD and dyslexia and that said, anyone who doesn't have a child with this type of 'gift' in the spectrum has no idea about challenging children.  He is now 9 and it has been a hard road from early on. These children are definately the hardest to parent in every way!

Guest Member - 1:57 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012

HI

I have 2 boys and one girl and i think that the boys are very hard to look after than the girl. Girls listens and do what's told but the boys will always argue that why i have to do it. boys have more interest in playing with cars than reading a book or doing homework.

 

goddess588 - 12:46 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012
I have one of each.  He has a difficult personality and she has a cruisy one.  She catches every bug going and he runs around in shorts and a t-shirt in the winter.  Like 'piglet' I could go either way here.  I think gender differences are a minor part of it - there's basic personality (inherited and developed), birth order and numerous other things that should be given equal weight with gender in terms of easiness to raise.
ekubo - 12:45 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012

well according to your article my eldest son is in fact a girl. He started speaking at 9 months (before he could crawl) and by 18 months had a vocubulary of over 500 words. I was studying language acquisition at the time so kept a list (geek alert). He's kind, gentle and a people pleaser, His teachers all love him because he sits quietly and does as he's told. He loved to play with dolls as a wee boy and now loves to play with 'action figure'. He'll amuse himself for hours drawing, building, reading etc.

 

I don't like these stereotypical boxes they get misused and overused. When you're working with large groups they can be a useful starting point, when you're looking at individuals they're next to useless.

 

I keep getting told that boys are easier to raise, as I don't have any girls I'll have to take that at face value - absolute garbage.

 

As individuals my second son is the hardest so far, He's an interesting combination of bolshy and insecure, physically very adventurous but socially quite clingy. I find him mentally very tiring.

 

Get the troop together and they're loud and boisterous, hardly surprising. We've had our share of broken bones, cuts, abrasions, falls and bike accidents. Typical boys? The older two play rugby and love it, they're usually to be found at the bottom of any mauls. Typical boys? They love to cook and bake, yesterday we made cupcakes and decorated them. Typical boys? One of their favouite games has always been families. They'll have a toy each (car, animal, soft toy, transformer ...) and role play. You be the baby and I'll be the dad. Typical boys?

 

The world is all too fast to push them into boxes and judge their behaviour, Do we have to do it as well?

thecoffeelady - 12:41 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012
A friend of mine was a early childhood carer and has only boys herself and told me that girls are harder than boys at the preschool ages and primary school, boys tend to be more mummy's boy and girls more independant and catty, then it changes and teenage girls are usually closer to their mum than teenage boys, both her boys are grown up and left home and she wishes she had daughters to hang out with, that's only her opinion of course and a generalisation but interesting anyway.
cherrytf - 12:39 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012
I have one of each and they're quite different so with some things one is easier than the other. You can't really compare them. My son developed motor skills faster, likes to do physical stuff and enjoys playing in the mud, is over-confident at times, but he is a picky eater and now that he's 11, doesn't enjoy hugs as much anymore. My daughter is a much better communicator, sweeter, and more thoughtful, eats veggies as a choice, but doesn't like getting dirty and has more insecurities.
gonzze - 12:23 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012
I have 2 Boys and 3 girls my boys were easier when they were 3 to 6 years as they did not mind what clothes i gave them to put on but the girls all ways want to deside what they wear even now when the boys are 11 and all most 13 years they are not as fusy as the girls who are all most 4 and 8. But i have not had older girls yet so i will see then what i think so far i think boys are easier but i have not seen what miss 20 months will be like yet
piglet - 12:03 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012
I could go either way on this one...I have a girl and a boy. My daughter, now 7, was always very independent..starting playcentre and school was no problem. She was off and never looked back! However, she always likes to be entertained..a very busy little person and she is quite exhausting sometimes!  My son is happy to sit playing with his cars, just happy being at home with mum.  He was difficult to settle into playcentre at independent sessions..he hated me leaving. He is starting school this year and I am dreading it!  So they are both so different with different issues!
MumBum - 12:01 PM Mon-25-Jun-2012
I only have boys so I can't compare... from what I have seen, they are in some ways just as hard as each other!
My boys are noisy, full of energy and always on the go, where as my friend's girls are calmer, happy to do quiet activities and are not as loud... but where my boys will have their moments of stroppiness, they get over it quickly and life carries on, my friends girls can get upset over something and stay in a mood for the whole day!!!


   
 
 
 
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