Boys difficult to Raise?

@syain1972 (1011)
Singapore
March 13, 2007 11:01pm CST
Is it true that boys are difficult to raise? I have an 8 years old boy. He's stubborn and lazy. He prefers to do things his way rather than listen to us. He prefers more play than work. He is mischievous and like to play pranks on his little sister. Are they generally like that? Even after punishing him, it's difficult to let him see the clear picture that we are trying to let him see. What are mylotters have to sya about this? Do you have any good advise? Fyi, we never practise favouritism at home. If one child gets punished, the other will be punished too.
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
hi syain! I have a 3 year old son and he is somewhat unmanageable at his age lol!! I think boys will tend to change as they grew up but during this years of thier age we should really handle them gently and try to understand them and talk to them more gently. There was one time I get angry my 3 year old son really notice it sometimes copy my facial expression and even worst my attitude when I was angry lol!! I think it is normal for a son to be like that and I advise my husband whenever he is on vacation to have time on my son as bonding moments so my son will mature more lol!!! Don't worry syain I think every son is like that it is a normal gesture to be lazy and to play more than work.
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@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
15 Mar 07
Thank you Maribel. Sure does seems boys are like that. I guess I'd better relax more and talk to him gently rather than on a harsh tone. I'll have to start practising now.:
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
I think soft spoken tone will help our son to understand what we are saying more lol!! Thanks for the best tag syain!!!
@anup12 (4181)
• India
15 Mar 07
Do not worry it is common that boys do at this age and it is natural too.
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@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
15 Mar 07
Thank you for your kind response.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
14 Mar 07
They are in a way. I have two boys and one girl and let me tell you this my daughter when she was growing up we called her the DEMON FROM HELL which means she was worst then my 2 boys put together at times. Lets see when she was about 8 the boy next door to us would not let her play in his tree house because she was a girl so what did she do she set his tree house on fire, the demon in her I say. one kids in her 5th gread class made her mad and she cut a big hunk of his hair off in the classroom, the demon. so sometimes boys are easyer.
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@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
15 Mar 07
Thank you for the info. I think I'd better stop comparing my son to my girl for now..
15 Mar 07
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