Parents! Do You Find it Easier to Raise Your Girls or Your Boys??

@artistry (4154)
United States
January 3, 2010 8:11pm CST
Those of you who are blessed to have boys and girls in your family, which do you find easier to raise, your boys or your girls? Do your boys try to help with the housework or cooking?
6 responses
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
if you will ask my mom i know that he will say that it easier to raise my sisters than us her son. i am the first born and next to me is a boy too. we cause a lot of trouble and almost burned our house. har har har. so if she needs to ran to the store she ties us both under the stairs. for us not to do anything bad while she is out to but something. my sisters are i guess headaches too but not to the point like we boys are.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
6 Jan 10
......Hi there se7enthbird, Happy 2010. My goodness, this is testimony straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak. You and your brother sound like other little boys who love to get into mischief. It also sounds like a movie. "o) Watch yourselves in the future, you might also remember that you too may be a parent one day and ooohhh what could come back to haunt you. Thanks so much for the first person account. You take care and no more fire in the house, please.
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
i am a parent already a parent i have a three year old son turning four this january 11th. he is the boy on my avatar. and thank God that he is a good boy . maybe its because of how he was brought up. me and my wife are 100% always sure that he is take cared and loved. my dad was not that visible when we are growing up and my mom was busy looking or him har har har. my brother has children too. a 12 year old son, a six year old daugther and a few month old son again. so i guess its how we bring children up. i see my son naughty for he is a boy but not as naughty as we are when we were kids. Thank God for that
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
6 Jan 10
...Hi there again, Ahhhh, your angels looked out for you. If that is a picture of your son, he is very cute. It is a truth, that boys especially need fathers around to keep them in line, as they grow. Girls, I think on the other hand, internalize and tend, some of them, if they don't have a father around, to go looking for him in a husband and are drawn to older men. It is interesting. Thanks again for sharing. Glad you are so blessed.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
2 Apr 10
Well, i dont find any difficult in both of them. Both are equally easy and needs more equal care. Well my son helps in at shopping and kitchen works. So as my daughter too.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
9 Apr 10
....Hi there besthope, First I apologize for taking so long to respond to your comment. I lost you somewhere as I was answering and did not get back to you, so please forgive my negligence. You must be a very good mother, from your response.That is great, if that's a picture of your little girl, she is quite gorgeous. Thanks so much for your response, take good care.
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
Most common, girls are easier to be trained than boys. The nature of girls are more of obedient and listener. Even they are curious they still manage to behave and follow orders. Unlike boys, they are more of naughty and hard to be trained because they involve themselves with instant activity they like. Even you teach them, misbehaving actions you can observe. Girl in childhood stage mature faster in thinking and activities than Boys. But, when it comes to curiosity, boys go first than girls. The fact that girls are mostly influenced by their mothers activities. They are inclined to follow what are their mothers are doing than stay outside. Unlike boys, they will go outside than stay at home and do household activities.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
8 Jan 10
...Hi there Genericbe, Happy 2010. Your points make a whole lot of sense. You focus on the training and the obedience side of raising either a boy or a girl. Boys, as I have heard from other sources as well, and as you say, are more rambunctious than girls. One person said that he and his brother almost set their house on fire when they were little. So there is truth to that argument. We have been focusing on the expense side of the situation. So thank you for giving us the maturation part of the situation, which is very important in raising any child. Very interesting information you have provided, thank you for your response.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
Girls are definitely more expensive to raise than boys.lol. Though boys are more hyper-active than girls. I have observed these in my children. My girl are more behaved while my boys gives me all the trouble everyday.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
6 Jan 10
....Hi there Fulltank, Always nice to hear from you. Girls, sugar and spice and everything nice. Make-up eventually, hair, heels, perfume, jewelry, nice dresses. Boys, a pair of jeans, a shirt and a hair cut go a long way. :o) Maybe not that simplistic, but girls do cost more. Ask my parents they had four daughters to contend with. Somewhere along the line your boys will discover girls, they may then calm down in one respect. Thanks for your input on the boys and the girls. Take good care.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
4 Jan 10
I have both a son and a daughter and its pretty much the same...That of course has a lot to do wiht HOW I parent and the fact that my kids, being individuals rather than carbon copy ppl, arent your stereotypical kids...My daughter is NOT girlie and my son is NOT macho...they are themselves and dont follow or fall into typical society roles..My daughter for example LOVES working on the truck with her stepdad and use to help her dad work on the racecar when she was little and my son LOVES to cook and help me bake etc....
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
6 Jan 10
...Hi there Ravenlady, Happy 2010. Well, if I might say so, your children have been blessed with a very smart mother. One who is helping her children develop as full individualized people. They will probably reach their full potential in life because, it sounds to me, as if you are grounding them in a good foundation. Thank you for sharing with us. Take good care, keep up the great work.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Well, my children are both young at this point, so I can't give the ultimate word on this. However, through the first three years of each of their lives, I would say that it is about the same. There are things that were easier with my daughter than my son (like potty training). And there have been things that have been easier with my son, he is much more independent than my daughter ever was. I know that as they get older, it will probably be the case that my son will be easier than my daughter, but again, I've never been there before so I can't say for sure.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
5 Jan 10
...Hi dorannmwin, Happy 2010 to you and your family. Thanks for the birdseye view of raising a boy and a girl so far. It seems to be a common thought sometimes, that boys are easier to raise than girls, and I guess, it would be because girls are a bit more delicate than boys. Boys like football, girls like dolls, some boys like mud, girls like perfume. Sometimes neither likes either. :o). But the two genders each have their own set of interesting phases as they grow. Thanks so much for you insight. Take good care.