Are boys really easier to raise than girls?

Joy - posted on 04/17/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My second is going to be a boy and I've heard they're much easier. Is that usually the case?

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Karley - posted on 04/20/2009

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Hell YES!! My son was so good and quiet, not a screamer etc he was good all the time and then my lil girl comes along and what a challenge LOL she wa the total opposite and still is! shes 9 now,very loud and talks heaps,very clever though and very social. Still has the mean streak in her that can make her pretty scary but at least she can defend herself! My son is nearly 12 and very laid back ,hes very sociable and a clever one too he just isnt as loud lol both great kids!!

User - posted on 04/20/2009

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I have three boys(8,5,&6months) and they are a dream,very individual and unique but very easy .Most of my friends have girls and they seem so much hard work, very very independant. Im' still trying to convince my husband that we should try again to see if we can do pink!!

Jennifer - posted on 04/19/2009

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My mother (who had 8 boys and 7 girls) always said that the boys are easier in general. But you have to take into account personalities. So far my son is more difficult to raise than my daughter, but they are young, so we will see what happens in the next 20 years. My mom said boys were harder in the beginning, but get a lot easier. Girls start out easier and get much harder.

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I have boys of 13 & 7 and girls of 12 & 9 and i would have to say that both boys & girls have there pluses and minuses. The girls are incredibly vocal and have terrific tempers when really cross, but the boys can be equally stroppy in a slightly different manner. The girls are very dramatic whereas the boys tend to be much more direct and to the point. When they were tiny i had one boy and one girl who were both very active and one boy and one girl who were much more laid back. I think that all children are just themselves regardless of their gender. Mine are all different, but in different ways. I wouldn't say that one sex was easier than the other, i am very glad to have had 4 children who were all so different that i can truly say that neither sex is harder than the other. I hope this helps.

ƸӜƷLucie - posted on 04/17/2009

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DEFINATLY.......i have a 6 year old son and a 3 year old daughter, i didnt even know i had my son and still now (most of the time) i dont, my daughter on the other hand is a complete nightmare, she was a good baby but since she was 18months old i have had nothing but trouble with her, i wanted 4 children, i doubt i will have anymore after her lol, give me a boy any day.

Jenna - posted on 04/17/2009

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hi joy. i have a seven year old girl and a two year old boy. my son was so easy compared to my daughter. boys are so laid back and easy the only down side is that my son was lazy. my daughter was walking by nine months where as my son only started at sixteen months

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Definitely ...so far YES ( my son turns 2 next mth) ...who knows what's in store in terrible two's ...my daughter (4 yrs old) needs a conservation every time ....just stresses me out ....

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My first was a girl and Then I had two boys. I really do not see a big difference. My boys are just as active and stubborn as my girl was. I do imagine that when they are older though, that boys would be a bit easier to deal with than a girl.

Claire - posted on 04/17/2009

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hi all i have a 6 yr old girl and a boy of nearly 2 and i have to say my little girl was easier as a baby then my son so far but she is the only girl on my hubbys side of the family and gets spoilt rotten so she's becoming a bit of a handfull and he's going throw terrible 2's early

Amanda - posted on 04/17/2009

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My daughter came first and my son 10 years later and he was sooooo much easier than she ever was! But my fiancee has 2 boys and they seem harder than she was, maybe because they are not "truly" my children.

Rachel - posted on 04/17/2009

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I have a girl 15yrs,and a boy 2 1/2. my daughter was a piece of cake. this little boy has so much energy I can"t keep up.

Stacey - posted on 04/17/2009

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I have 2 girls and there is not any one that woulds tried my life for there's when it comes to girls vs. boys, hands down boys are much easier to raise..But I think in the ealy stages this hold true but I am hoping it gets better..

Melissa - posted on 04/17/2009

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I also have 3 boys and 1 girl. My girl has been a piece of cake compared to how my boys were.

Tammy - posted on 04/17/2009

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Hey Joy, I have a four year old girl and a 2 and a half year old boy. When the kids where infants I have to say my son was so much easier, but now that they are toddlers, my son is giving me a run for my money. The twos have been hard on him. My daugher is a lot easier in the sense that I can reason with her and relate more. It may be an age thing and not a gender thing. However, I have heard that when they reach adolecence, girls are harder and boys tend to be the easier ones. I would say everyone's experiences are different and to each all have blessings. I am thankful everyday for the differences and the simularities in both. It makes them who they are and I learn more everyday from them!! Best of wishes to you and congrats on being lucky enough to have one of each!

Dawn - posted on 04/17/2009

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I have a 15 yr old boy and a 7 yr. old girl. My boy was easier, I think because my daughter is my one and only girl(after 3 boys), and I spoiled her. I love her as much as the boys, but you know you always want to have a close mother-daughter bond. She also is alot like me, so she tends to have my temper... Not always the best thing.. lol..

Elizabeth - posted on 04/17/2009

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I have three boys and one girl. So far my boys have been much easier than my girl. They're more active, but they're calmer and get along better.

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