Boys are easier to raise than girls! Cast your vote!!

United States
May 17, 2007 2:54pm CST
With one son now graduated and another seven years away, I find boys to be easier to raise than girls . . . though I can only base this on my sons and what it had to take to raise me. What do you think and why . . .
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
17 May 07
That really depends on what your better at dealing with. Boys are more physical & destructive while girls tend to be more dramatic and emotional. I personally have more of a problem handling the Drama and of course I'm blessed with girls.
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• United States
26 May 07
I think God knew that I was too tom-boyish to raise girls and fortunately blessed me with sons. Though there are times I wonder what it would be like. Guess I may find out if He blesses me with granddaughters - at least on some levels.
@gapeach65 (805)
• United States
23 May 07
My daughter is 22 and I have two sons 18 and 9, I would have to say I probably had an easier time with my daughter, my sons are both more physical and harder to control. My daughter had the most drama, not to say there hasn't been some with my sons, just in a different way, but she usually behaved better and she took accountability more when she misbehaved. I also think over all it depends on the individual child, mine are each fairly different, except that now my younger son is starting to act so much more like his older brother, which is scary. I still think girls are easier to raise.
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• United States
26 May 07
Interesting perspective and well put. I've managed large numbers of people through the years and I see what you are saying . . . typically woman are more inclined to take responsibility more seriously. Though again my a-typical youngest son is very prone to taking responsibility for his actions. Good to see you again gapeach!! Thanks for the awesome view point!!
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
18 May 07
I think raising boys is much easier than that with the girls as boys are very easy going and they need not to be dramatic because they are well built physically and moreover they have no shyfeeling,sympothy and feelings related to heart than girls do have and they mostly doesn't care for the relations and they easily mingle with the others withoput any thought of fear and can jump anywhere they want withouit any restrictions as girls are more suspected to the restrictions.
• United States
26 May 07
My oldest son mingles very well, my youngest not so much. Though the most common theme here is the drama - which I must say is minimal compared to the drama most girls show!! Thanks for joining our conversation!!!
• United States
18 May 07
Oh...that's good to know. I have a little boy who's 2. He's a handful now but I have a feeling when he gets older, he'll settle down a little. I really wouldn't mind having another boy but my husband would love to have a little girl. I really don't want to deal with the drama though. Plus, I like having a "momma's little boy"!!
• United States
26 May 07
In the event God does bless you with a daughter - consider she may be a tom-boy . . . then again being the mom of sons . . . one of which is as hormonal coming into puberty as my friend's daughter - it's truly difficult to say sometimes. Though I do know we are not dealt more than we can handle!! God Bless you!!
@KissThis (3006)
• United States
17 May 07
I would have to say that my mom had an easier time raising us girls. We didn't get into half as much trouble as her boys did. For me I have to say that it has been easier to raise my daughter then my sons. Of course I haven't hit the teenage years yet but I still forsee more problems out of the boys. While I admit what most people say about the drama and emotional needs that a girl has I have found that to be an issue that my sons have as well.
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• United States
20 May 07
Your statement, ". . . the drama and emotional needs that a girl has I have found that to be an issue that my sons have as well." is the reason I posted the question. I know I was no body's easy child to raise. Though, I was a tom-boy and still am by nature, I had the entire emotional drama and upheavals that is stereotypical of girls. So in essence my parents had a rough time with me with the 'rough and tumble tree climbing' and the 'neediness' all in one. I am raising two boys. My oldest is 18 (just turned) my youngest in 11. My oldest has been easy in comparison to my youngest who is far more emotional and dramatic and increasingly so as he moves into puberty.
@Gorgeous24 (1091)
• United States
17 May 07
I think its WAY harder to raise girls only because we have to worry more about them than boys. Boys can take care of themselves as they get older, there suppose to be the manly ones you dont have to worry about them actually getting pregnant. As with the girls we tend to be more protective over them because we know how guys think (YES WE ALL KNOW) and guys tend to take more advantage of girls. ITS HARD RAISING KIDS PERIOD BUT IF I HAD TO CHOOSE I WOULD DEFINITLY SAY BOYS ARE EASIER TO RAISE THAN GIRLS!
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• United States
26 May 07
Amen gorgeous!! Raising kids is hard no matter . . . Thanks for your vote!!
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
17 May 07
I have a daughter 27 and a son 25. My son was much easier to raise. They just have so much less drama in their lives. They dont whine as much and they are more self-reliant then girls. I always said I'd ten more boys before one more daughter and here I am helping to raise my 9 year old step-daughter.
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• United States
26 May 07
This is what my mother says - there is three years between me and my brother (me being the oldest). Good luck to you!!