Is it because she is a girl?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
June 11, 2009 6:37pm CST
I was having a conversation with my sister. I had told her how much stronger my son is physically at 6 months than his sister was at that age. She insists it is because he is a boy, and that there is a difference between the genders. I really don't think this is the case.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I don't think it really makes a difference. My son did everything early, but my daughter did things even sooner than he did. A little too early I think sometimes. Each kid is different and develops at different rates. I don't think gender has anything to do with it.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I should say did physical things early. Things that obviously needed a good deal of strength. My daughter was the physically stronger one.
• United States
14 Jun 09
It has nothing to do with genders becuase there are girls that sit or walk before boys. It depends if you help them exercise there movements and also it depends what they eat that makes them helthy. There are many things we can do to make our kids stronger, healthy, and smart. And no kid is the same regarless of gender and best thing is that they are healthy.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
13 Jun 09
No, my little sister and nieces were strong little girls and still are. I even think that some of my nephews weren't as strong the girls were. But I don't think it is because of a gender issue. He just might be stronger because he has a stronger immune system and eats better or more.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I don't think that is the case either. When my nieces and nephews were young I saw the oppposite in some cases. My niece Micayla was a lot stronger than my nephew Bryce at a year old and for a while after that. They are not brother and sister and are not in the same age group, Bryce is like 5 years younger than Micayla. But my nephew was small when he was born and still is small for his age. He's perfectly healthy and active and all of that good stuff and so was Micayla, it's just that because of his size at those times he wasn't as strong as Micayla was at those times in her life. I truly do not think that gender has anything to do with a childs strength. I think it just simply has to do with their size and health and things like that
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I think we all tend to think that way alot of times but I do not believe that is the total case either. I think they both can be strong at certain ages. I am not sure what makes the difference in some though.
@irishidid (8730)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I doubt it. The more likely reason is because every child is different. They grow and gain gross motor skills at their own pace. The same thing could be said about their strength level at different ages.
@bird123 (10518)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Male structural design gives them greater upper body strength. Probably can notice this at even a young age. Overall strength?? Well, women do tend to outlive men.
@leyisa (487)
• Canada
12 Jun 09
Hi - I don't think being a boy or girl really matters when it comes to kids that are that young...each child develops differently. I think the gender start becoming a factor when the kids get older ...
• United States
11 Jun 09
Not at all. Until puberty boys and girls are almost exactly the same. Even after that strength really isn't the issue. Girls develope lean muscle where as, boys develope bulkier muscle. She'll develope more muscle as she starts doing more on her own. My daughter is very strong at 3 years old. She can lift objects that are near her wieght. She's an extremely determined kid though. If she really wants something she'll figure out how to do it.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
11 Jun 09
Each child develops at his or her own pace, which means they grow muscles at their own pace as well. It has nothing to do with gender. Each of my kids were different. 3 out of the 4 boys were walking around 9 or 10 months, but they didn't have perfect balance yet... they just walked and kept falling. My daughter, although she stood at the same time as her brothers, she wouldn't take her first steps until she was nearly 15 months old... and once she did start taking those steps, she never fell. It wasn't that she wasn't capable, she just didn't want to fall. Goes to show she was smarter than the boys, lol!
@adam1980 (517)
11 Jun 09
i dont think this is the case either, i have two girld and my second was a lot stronger right from a young baby than my first, they are now 4 and 6 years old and it is still the case, my eldest is the weaker one of the two still to this day and she has a smaller build even though she is taller than the younger sister