Question of the day from Steve and Laura

boy and girl babiesWhich are easier to raise, boys or girls?

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14 Responses to Question of the day from Steve and Laura

  1. Gary says:

    I have only raised boys so I’m going to say GIRLS! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Laura says:

    I’m stayin’ out of this one. I’m gonna sit back and watch the fur fly…

  3. SKL says:

    They did a survey on this on one of the sites I visit, and it was overwhelmingly boys.

    But I would have said absolutely girls.

    It seems many parents don’t appreciate the “drama” that girls provide. Personally I like it. And girls are a lot easier to guide and reason with and transfer responsibility to, in my experience.

  4. pammy wammy says:

    Boys are easier.I have had 2 boys.they had there moments.Then I had a girl when my youngest was 10.It was all great and she was a good girl,till she hit the stage of puberty.Then the emotions began.OH BOY!!!Boys are way easier in the area of eratic monthly emotions.

  5. nikki says:

    BOYS!!!!!!! OMG girls can be so bossy and dramatic! I have about 15 nieces and 3 nephews!! Boys are so much easier.

  6. Just a Mom says:

    I have 2 girls. I also have 6 nephews. I would have to say the boys are much easier and cheaper to raise!
    I can honestly say I am never bored due to all the drama my oldest daughter creates.

  7. mssc54 says:

    Well it depends on what you mean by “easiest to raise?”

    Girls are so much easier to potty train than boys.

    But the BIGGEST DIFFERENCE…

    Girls are much easier to raise (in general), at least until they hit puberty and their Aunt Flo begins to visit. Then it’s just crazy until their early to mid twenties.

    C’mon girls admit it, you know I am right. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. joz1234 says:

    I can only say my boys have been challenging and rewarding at the same time…
    Easy? I don’t think parenting and easy are supposed to be said in a single. sentence.
    Then again, i don’t have any girl experience. Although I will say I was an absolute DREAM to raise! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Joy says:

    I feel it’s up to the personality of the child. Both times when I was pregnant, I prayed for a boy and my prayer was answered each time. I was awful. I was sneaky, I stole, my moods were all over the place and I lied. I didn’t want to raise another me. Little did I know that I’d have a child who was male but just like me. My oldest and I are so much alike emotionally that it’s not funny. But the drama of a girl, I have a hard time handling that. The freaking out over a bug or a cloud, I can’t handle that. Of course it’s sure fun to have a granddaughter but I’m only here to spoil her and not raise her.

    I’d go with the boys even now. They are much more mellow and go more with the flow.

  10. SKL says:

    Although boys may not bring a lot of drama into the home, the vast majority of kids who get in “serious” trouble are boys. I’d rather weather the hormonal storms safe at home than worry about my kids literally destroying their lives with drugs, violence, etc. Of course only girls can get pregnant, but I still think the balance tilts toward raising girls, in my mind at least.

    I came back to this post because I just paid a visit yesterday to a charity I donate to and used to volunteer for. They serve kids who have serious behavioral / emotional troubles, and almost all of the kids receiving intense services (such as residential treatment) are boys. The prison population is another indicator. And high school dropout rates. Obviously most boys stop short of that, but I would still worry. (Because you know they aren’t going to tell you what they’re up to, so you have to imagine all kinds of things.) I have three brothers, and while none of them became a scary “statistic,” they were into a lot of stuff that we girls wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole.

    I hope I remember all of this in 10 years, when I will have two 13-year-old girls barraging me with hormonal angst. Yes, you may all feel free to remind me.

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