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Old 09-14-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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I often say that I spend more time and energy on my one boy than on my three girls. Other mothers of boys are quick to say the same.

Forget that old poem about snips and snails and puppy dog tails, says Sharon O'Donnell, a mom of three boys and the author of "House of Testosterone".

Boys vs. girls: Who's harder to raise - CNN.com
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: maryland
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I often say that I spend more time and energy on my one boy than on my three girls. Other mothers of boys are quick to say the same.

Forget that old poem about snips and snails and puppy dog tails, says Sharon O'Donnell, a mom of three boys and the author of "House of Testosterone".

Boys vs. girls: Who's harder to raise - CNN.com

Age plays a big factor i feel....i know my mother said when we were young my brother was a pain because like all boys he had bundles of energy. But once we became teens then us girls make life interesting for them :-P.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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Age plays a big factor i feel....i know my mother said when we were young my brother was a pain because like all boys he had bundles of energy. But once we became teens then us girls make life interesting for them :-P.
That's what the article says.

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The bottom line? On balance, the general consensus seems to be that boys are more of a handful early on, and girls more challenging beginning in the preteen years.

Boys vs. girls: Who's harder to raise - CNN.com
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: maryland
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That's what the article says.

hmmm it's not even showing as a link to me, i wouldn't have noticed it unless you said something.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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hmmm it's not even showing as a link to me, i wouldn't have noticed it unless you said something.
If it's blue, it's likely a link. Underlines aren't always available for indicators. Just move your cursor over anything that might be a link and you'll see whether it is or not.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: maryland
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If it's blue, it's likely a link. Underlines aren't always available for indicators. Just move your cursor over anything that might be a link and you'll see whether it is or not.

No it's the same color....my computer is old so that might be why.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Parent: "Don't do that"
boy: "why"?
Parent: "Because I said so"
boy: "OK"

Parent: "Don't do that"
girl: "why"?
Parent: "Because I said so"
girl: "but why"?
Parent: "Because I said so"
girl: "but whyyyy"?
Parent: "Because you may get hurt"
girl: "mary's allowed to do it"
Parent: "Your not Mary"
girl: "thats so not fair"
girl: "when you were little were you you allowed to do it"
Parent: "When I was little has nothing to do with it"
girl: "so you were allowed to do it"
Parent: "that is not relevant"
girl: "why not"
Parent: "because its not"
Girl: "But why cant I do it"
Parent: "Because you may get hurt"
Girl: "How old do I have to be so I can do it"
Parent: "45"
Girl: "what about when I am 35"
Parent: "Now you are being silly"
Girl: "Just as silly as you"
Girl: "other girls can do it"
Parent: "Thats them and you are you"
girl: "so not fair"
Girl: "Dad lets me do it"
Parent: "$%^&()((#^&"
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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Parent: "Don't do that"
boy: "why"?
Parent: "Because I said so"
boy: "OK"
(then the boy goes and does it anyway and hopes not to get caught)

Parent: "Don't do that"
girl: "why"?
Parent: "Because I said so"
girl: "but why"?
Parent: "Because I said so"
girl: "but whyyyy"?
Parent: "Because you may get hurt"
girl: "mary's allowed to do it"
Parent: "Your not Mary"
girl: "thats so not fair"
girl: "when you were little were you you allowed to do it"
Parent: "When I was little has nothing to do with it"
girl: "so you were allowed to do it"
Parent: "that is not relevant"
girl: "why not"
Parent: "because its not"
Girl: "But why cant I do it"
Parent: "Because you may get hurt"
Girl: "How old do I have to be so I can do it"
Parent: "45"
Girl: "what about when I am 35"
Parent: "Now you are being silly"
Girl: "Just as silly as you"
Girl: "other girls can do it"
Parent: "Thats them and you are you"
girl: "so not fair"
Girl: "Dad lets me do it"
Parent: "$%^&()((#^&"
And when did you start listening in to the debate sessions my daughter tries to conduct?
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:52 AM
 
Location: California
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My daughter (23) was much harder to raise because she was fiercely independent and would always leap before she looked guaranteeing years of stress and worry. However, she moved out at 18 for college and never came back. She can still be sassy but we have a great relationship.

My son (20) was a piece of cake. A happy, laid back kid who never caused a minutes worry, is extremely cautious about things, and polite beyond measure. It's a good thing too because he doesn't seem to want to leave home. Ever. LOL
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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My daughter (23) was much harder to raise because she was fiercely independent and would always leap before she looked guaranteeing years of stress and worry. However, she moved out at 18 for college and never came back. She can still be sassy but we have a great relationship.

My son (20) was a piece of cake. A happy, laid back kid who never caused a minutes worry, is extremely cautious about things, and polite beyond measure. It's a good thing too because he doesn't seem to want to leave home. Ever. LOL

Mom? Is that you? Mom? Are you on the forum now?



I keep hearing from friends and family that girls are harder.
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