The difference in raising boys or girls, or do you think it's the idividual?

Ragan - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




I was shocked, I had 3 girls first and then 2 boys. I thought a kid is a kid, but boys are soooo diffrent. Do you agree? Or do you think it depends on the child?


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Cheryl - posted on 08/22/2009




I have 7 girls and 2 boys (6 of the girls were born before our 1st son) and a baby due any day. I half-jokingly say that I'm glad we had the 6 girls first to keep up with the two boys. They are VERY different creatures! But God made them that way. They are more physically active than the girls and I've found the most difficult thing about mothering them is finding things to keep them occupied (in this regard, girls are much easier for me). I believe whoever came up with the quote, "Idle hands are the devil's workshop" was a parent of boys! They must be kept busy with projects or chores or they will be in trouble. I am thankful that our boys were born two years apart (with all these sisters, they NEED the companionship with one another). We've also discovered that the older they get (they are 6 and 8 yrs old), the less they enjoy being "mothered" by all these sisters and their sense of protectiveness is becoming more obvious in the way they "look out" for their sisters.

Elysha - posted on 08/20/2009




I have 2 boys, but all my friends have girls. I have to say it's individual though because my 2 boys are nothing alike. One is all boy, hyper, rushing into things, defiant and can't match clothes at all. But he's also very sensitive and can get his feelings hurt, but he tries to hide them. My other boy is not your typical boy. He doesn't like physical play much, he whines and plays mind games. But he's really good at art, reading people and he can dress really well. Nothing alike at all, but I love them both. :)

Pamela - posted on 08/18/2009




I have 4 girls and 1 boy and have to say that my boy is always wanting to ruff house or just run around while the girls complain that he is bugging them, but when he wants he can be a little gentleman

Josie - posted on 08/17/2009




Hello, I think with girls the biggest differenace is ya have to be more gentel when talking with them....but I do think it is very much a indivual. Every child is their own little person....

Jackie - posted on 08/17/2009




i totally agree i have two boys and two girls, one is my stepdaughter. my boys are so much different than them. my girls are laid back and sometimes have an attitude and can be a little whinny. my boys on the other hand are very active always wanting to do something and cant sit still for than five mins but are very loving towards me.

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Boys are definitely different but not in the way I always thought. We have one girl and three boys (soon to be four boys) but the differences in our boys is quite wide. I believe though that its all down to each kid is just different. We have one boy who could beat anyone at a good mental game, our youngest is definitely the comedian, and our third has emotional/behavioural problems.

I found though that emotionally its my daughter that is so strikingly different from all the kids, she can go from cute princess to omg you are not even a teenager yet in less time than it takes the boys! lol

Linda - posted on 08/14/2009




there is so much a diffrent will boys and girls they do not think a like at all they have proved that the male part of the brain that deals with emtion is smaller then a female which explains a lot

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