who r easier to bring up? boys or girls?

November 18, 2007 10:48am CST
i have 3 boys and 1 girl...my girl is the most difficult by far...what do other parents think about which gender is the hardest to rear?..do u find girls easier or boys easier?..maybe both hard in different ways?...just really interested to see what other parents find... Carolyn
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• Malaysia
19 Nov 07
Hi Carolyn, I have no kids yet but I think to raise up boy a bit easier than a girl. This is because, to take care of a boy a bit simple. To raise up a girl a bit challenging. You know, we have to explain her about her 'period', her clothes, her appearence and so on. But if we take both into consideration, both of them are great to have. It is us to decide whether it is hard or not... That's my opinions. I hope it fits to your answer... Thank you.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
29 Nov 07
Neither of both. It is the hardest job in one's life to bring up children, either boy or girl.
• United States
28 Nov 07
It is not about the gender - its about the individual child. And, dare I say, the attitudes of the parents. If a parent had their heart set on one gender and got the other, or just has the idea that a boy or a girl is more difficult, than the boy or the girl will be difficult. Or maybe they just think their own gender is easier because they "understand what they are going through" because they had been there. There are equally strong willed boys and girls out there, and equally very easy to please boys and girls.
• United States
23 Nov 07
As babies my son was harder to deal with because he had colic and reflux. But the older they got/get the more I see it is my girls that give me the most trouble. I have 3 of them and they drive me nuts. My oldest is 7 and whiny all the time. She acts like a 2yo when she doesn't get her way, throws tantrums and just acts like a spoiled brat. I really don't know where I went wrong because I don't think I raised her any different then her brother and sisters and they don't act that bad. My 5yo daughter is turning into a little hellion, too, thanks to watching her older sister. She is still pretty good but has her moments where she is a total...witch. Hormones are starting already, I guess. The youngest girl is only 19 months so she is just a typical toddler. My son is 6. He is difficult because he is the daring one and is always doing things that make my heart stop. Today he was coming down the stairs and jumped the baby gate that sits on the bottom step and tripped, landing on his arm. I was in the other room and heard a thud followed by a scream. I was sure he broke his arm but he was fine. But all in all, I think the girls are going to be the hardest because girls just get hit with some pretty crappy hormones when they go through puberty, not to mention PMS. And they will all be teenagers at the same time. Ugh.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
I have a son and a daughter and my son was, by far, easier to raise than my daughter. He was quieter and more respectful. Not that my daughter was so bad, but she was a bit too boy crazy and had me so worried all the time. She also was way too trusting and not very cautous. My kids are now adults and I don't worry about my son but I still worry about my daughter. She is 24 and acts like she is 16 still. Still way too trusting.
@caf48180 (281)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Well so far my boy is only two months old but I remember my little girl(now 5)being a little easier or maybe I have a bad memory because back than I was still in high school worked and took care of her but she didnt cry that much.Him on the other hand is always Vocal not always crying but he never stops making noise.But I love them both.