Raising Boys to Girls

United States
January 12, 2009 10:41am CST
Which is easier to raise a boy or a girl? I have three boys all teens now. What a challenge. They are rough on clothes and blow out at least two pairs of shoes a year. And lord the girls that call. And bad influences, I realize boys will be boys but there are some messed up kids out there and i seem to be always on my boys not to be like there friends. I tell them be a leader not a follower. My friends tell me its harder to raise girls. What do you think Boys or Girls?
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• United States
12 Jan 09
I have 2 boys and 3 girls. I have been asked this question a thousand times, and I come up with the same answer every time I think about it. Both are hard to raise, and at any given time, the answer can be one or the other. Each has their moments when it seems like the girls are harder than the boys or vice versa. My girls are actually harder on their clothes than the boys! One loves playing in the mud, one loves climbing trees and one thinks that bug hunting is the best thing she has ever done. Regardless, they all give me different troubles. It is tough to keep them from those influences such as friends for both girls and boys. I just give them the same talks over and over and hope that they will learn from their friends mistakes before they make them.
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I have 2 girls and 1 boy. The boy is the youngest so I don't have to worry about girls calling yet. And thankfully my girls still think most of the boys in school are either icky or idiots. My girls could be considered tomboys as they like to catch bugs, are rough on clothes (I swear holes appear in the knees after 3 wearings!), and don't care for makeup or girly clothes/things. We do worry about the influences that can come from other kids at school. I'm actually kind of glad that they don't care about being popular or cool. This way they avoid many of the pressures to do things that are wrong. My oldest starts high school next year, and my mommy instincts will have me keeping a close eye on her. As far as one gender being easier than the other...they are equally difficult. Each gender might have differences in how they need to be raised or what situations arise, but weigh the big pictures and they come out pretty even.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I have one son that is five years old. I always wanted to have boys. They seem easier for some reason. I have dealt with stepchildren in my life so I know how girls can be. All in all it seems easier to deal with a boy. They seem to be more fun. I know that it can be hard sometimes and it can be a challenge but still I am glad I have a son.
@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
13 Jan 09
Well I think boys and girls are a challenge today for being a parent. I have a girl she is still a todler but she is already giving me a hard time. Every morning is a battle of what to wear, what shoes and clothes, she loves terribly clothes. I am imaging her as a teenager, what she will do, getting boys attention and going out. I wish she will not be a teenager she will stay a child. Teenage age is sure a difficult age no matter if a girl or a boy.
• United States
12 Jan 09
i think boys are easier to raise cause girls are so sneaky. but it really depend on the kids personality.