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View Poll Results: In general, which gender of child is overall easier to raise, girls or boys?
(For women): A girl is overall easier to raise than a boy. 15 16.67%
(For women): A boy is overall easier to raise than a girl. 37 41.11%
(For men): A girl is overall easier to raise than a boy. 9 10.00%
(For men): A boy is overall easier to raise than a girl. 29 32.22%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-11-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I was just thinking that this also has a lot to do with the parents personality as well as the child's. Some parents find the teen years difficult with girls because they are so emotional. I would say my daughter is a very emotional teen, however, I lean heavily toward the rational personality type. I don't have lots of ups and downs. I think it's easy for me to help her work through her emotions because I don't allow her emotions to push my buttons. When she needs a hug, I give her one. When she needs me to listen, I listen. When she asks for advice, I give her my honest opinion. We have a really good relationship. It wouldn't be that way, though, if I allowed her fear, anxiety and frustration with her inability to control the world around her spark the same emotions in myself. I find it very pleasurable to help her work through these things and see her gaining more and more confidence and contentment with life. I actually love parenting teens. But I would guess that these situations I find pleasurable might be the very things that make some parents say girls and teens are difficult.

I'm not sure if it will be the same with my boys (my oldest boy will be 13 next month) because two of them are just not talkers. They don't tell me every detail of their lives and struggles like my daughter does.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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It all depends on the parents doing the raising. If they are strict enough and only allow the children to hang around with the right crowd then it's equal.
How can you tell the "right" crowd??
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Could it be that those who think boys are easier just give their sons more freedom?
Raising boys and girls
Gender, Emotion, and the Family - Leslie BRODY, Leslie Brody - Google Books
When my daughters started dating, it seemed like the guys had more freedom, e.g. later or non-existent curfews, etc. Other moms of daughters have noted the same. It's easier to enforce a non-curfew, just as an example.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:18 AM
 
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If I were to graph each of my children in terms of daily drama:

Daughter:


Son: EMERGENCY!EMERGENCY!

And this continues true to this day.
This describes the differences perfectly!
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:02 AM
 
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How can you tell the "right" crowd??
Well, the "right crowd" is usually made up from people with good manners, intellectuals, people with goals, people who read books and continually educate themselves, those who don't take their kids to the bus stop in their pajamas, people who practice common sense, not drug junkies or non stop party goer's, trailer trash, white trash, drunks, and so forth. I ask my kids the same thing: "Which crowd do you want to attract?"

Some people were fortunate enough to be born in families who value common sense and good manners, and politeness, and others who were not so fortunate and spend their days stealing, killing people, and so forth are not a crowd we would want to be around.


OBVIOUSLY, If America wasn't so class happy we wouldn't even be talking about this, but for as long as social classes will be perpetuated here, we will always have the "right crowd" and the "wrong crowd"!
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Well, I would point out that right now the poll is saying Girls 18--Boys 49. That's a fairly strong "consensus" that boys are easier. I'm sure many people who voted did not reply to the thread.
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Because that's what the data says? Clearly the consensus, by a good lead, is boys. Whats confusing?
Maybe you're going based only on the poll but from reading the actual posts, there's a lot of "depends" responses.
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