How are Boy children different to Girl children?

June 26, 2008 8:33am CST
I was just wondering what differences you had all noticed between your boy and girl children. Not the obvious physical ones! I mean behavioural differences, the speed of learning, developmental, etc... I have a nearly 5 year old boy and nearly 3 year old boy/girl twins and have noticed that they boys share certain characteristics that seem to be in their make up - an ability to tune out, while my little girl is so different from the boys in her behavious - gentler and kinder. My girl is also more verbal and active than her twin brother - is that just a girl thing? While he seems to be more cerebral, i.e. good on the computer, a thinker rather than a doer. She is dressing herself and has been for a while, he is only just starting to show an interest in getting his clothes on himself. What are your thoughts and experiences? Please share them with me. Violetdreamslingerie
2 responses
@skinnychick (6906)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I have a boy and a girl, they are totally different. As babies, my daughter was the best. She slept through the night after a week home from the hospital. She was never fussy. My son was the opposite. My daughter has always been more laid back and my son is just wild. My daughter talked a lot earlier and was better at it than my son. My daughter seemed "smarter". She did just about everything earlier than my son. Seems to me girls are easier at least when they are young.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Yes, girls are more verbal than boys and will show fine motor skills earlier than boys, too. Boys seem to be a lot more active than girls, even as babies, and are not as interested in quiet play which is why they don't have as much interest in using a computer but will master a video game that involves shooting or racing.