How many children do you have?

United States
July 15, 2008 5:15pm CST
How many children do you have and what are their genders? Is it better to have girls or boys and what is your reasoning?
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I have 2- a boy whose 3 and a girl whose 6. I don't think it's better to have either. They are all little blessings. But they are totally different to raise. My daughter was easier as a baby and very good, at 6 she is growing a princess attitude which I hear gets worse with age. my son was a horrible baby and a very hard 2 year old, perpetual motion and anything but mellow. I hear that boys get easier as they get older. Now of course I could be all wrong and only time will tell.
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
I have 4 kids, 3 girls and my youngest is a boy. My eldest daughter Jessica is already in Junior high school, bossy, smart and responsible. She always acts as a mommy when I'm not around, pampering my son, helping with the housechores, cooking and ironing. I can thrust her pay for the bills, tuition fees of her siblings and other errands that I know she can already handle. The 2nd is Sabrina, she's in 5th grade and Rajisha in 3rd grade. They are bestfriends coz they are in same bracket age. They went to school together and whenever somebody bully her younger sister, Sabrina will always there to defend Rajisha. It seems that they goes along fine, they share toys and prefer to play indoors except for the times that they want to ride in a bike. My youngest is a 4 year old son and very expressive of how he feels. He always kiss and hugs. He loved to be with his sisters and miss them so much when they are in school. Both gender are the same, and I really love my kids.There maybe some struggling as they grow but it's just a normal process. Parents must understand that there are always individual differences, whether physical, emotional and intellectual aspect. If we practice regular communication with them and get involved in their activites, we will find out that they all need affection, love and pampering and if they feel they received the least, then that will really affect them and may cause sudden change in attitude and if not dealt with proper attention, this may lead the kid astray.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I have given birth to 2 girls and 4 boys. S/o fathered another boy and girl before we met. My first 3 are from my irst marriage. The three youngest (all boys) are ours together. Phew..did you catch all that LOL? His boy is 18 and has given us all kinds of trouble. You can check the discussions I started today just to see the latest issues and they aren't even the half of it. His daughter lives with her mom. She a typical 16 year old but mostly good and easy to deal with. My oldest daughter is 12. She's a major drama queen and has always had a bossy, first child attitude. I won't say she is 'difficult' but she is challenging at times. Then there's my oldest boy. He just turned 10 a few days ago. He went through a phase when he was around 4 that made him seem like an absolute monster. It was hard but once we got through that he became a very polite, responsible, helpful child. The next one is my youngest daughter, she will be 8 in a few weeks. She has always been a completely easy, carefree child. I can't think of any struggles at all with her. She is the little princess but in a good way. After her my hubby and I divorced. S/o and I then had our 3 boys. They are 5, 3 and 20 months. The 5 year old is a drama prince lol but sweet mostly. The 3 year old is very particular...that means he's not as rude as a demanding child but he does have to have everything a certain way all the time. The little guy has one heck of a temper but he's adorable. I wouldn't say that boys are easier than girls or the other way around. I think it all depends on the child's personality and birth order. My oldest two fight like crazy because each have "first" rights (first girl and first boy). My youngest two still stuggle because they both want the "baby" position. Yet at the same time the 3 and 5 year ols also struggle for the "oldest" position since they are the oldest of their particular set of siblings...yes, it's confusing LOL
• United States
15 Jul 08
I have one boy and one girl. I love them botht o the ends of the world but each have their own challenges. The girl is sassy and the boy is careless. They are both loving kids but when they throw a fit they each do it in their own way.
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I have 2 kids, both of them are boys. Even though I don't have any daughters of my own I'd have to say either gender can be easy or hard. It just depends on the individual child.
@sharay (2776)
• India
15 Jul 08
i have just one daughter and i would like to stop with this one child....to every mother, their child is the same, there isnt much difference in them, but since you have asked me which one is better, i think it feels great to have a girl when compared to a boy, i am not saying this just because i have a daughter, i am telling you this from so many other people's experiences too, a girl i think has much more attachment to the family and has more love when compared to the boys though not in all cases
@magrylouyu (1632)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I have 2 girls and 1 stepson. I dont think any gender is better then the other. I want my own son but that will come in time as I am still quite young. I think boys are harder to raise and to teach. I'm not sure if this is just me or if it's because he is my stepson and he is in a very rough spot with his mother not really caring... Other then that I would prefer 2 boys to make my biological children 2 boys and 2 girls. There is no "better" gender in my opinion.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
15 Jul 08
We have three kids. our first two are girls and then on our third try we got a boy. so far i haven't felt either way that one was better than the other. they are still pretty young, 5,3 and almost 1. so really i haven't hit much differences with them. i don't think either one will be better than the other. they both are going to have aspects that are easy and aspects that are hard. i'm enjoying having both genders.