WHY ARE BOYS SO HARD TO RAISE
COLLEEN - posted on 01/16/2010
I have 4 boys, 4yrs, 7yrs, 10yrs and 12yrs. my eldest is the lazy one, the 3 younger boys are very tidy, they all manage to keep clean rooms, my 12 year old i do nag alot but he eventually does it. On the weekends i get the boys to write a long list of chores that need to be done, we tear up the list, put in a container and we all pick one, each chore that they do they get a point, i dont force them to tidy up, if they dont do it they miss out. i always change what reward i give them and i dont tell them what it is until we've finished. They are easy to please.but they are very competitive, if anything my boys just fight alot, They obsess about their appearence, if we go out it takes them ages to get ready, They are all very different, they all like different things, different clothes etc.My older 2 don"t get on very well, but i know they care about eachother, apart from the occansional punch ups they great kids!!!!
Natalie - posted on 01/14/2010
Kids in general have a very different thought process than aduts, as well as from male to female. From my veiws, remembering everything I put my mom through, growing up with four sisters, and now on my adventure of raising two boys and one girl. Boys are more difficult when they are younger and girls after they are older. But it also depends on the child's personality. My oldest son is very stubborn and hard headed where his brother is more laid back and sneaky. Neither of them want to clean their room or do any of their other chores but my daughter will help every chance she gets. I can't even pay the boys to do stuff! But I just hope with all the extra dicipline the boys will be more likely to follow my guidance once they're older. :)
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