Who Are Easier To Raise? Girls Or Boys?
This question has always been asked but it is nearly impossible to answer accurately as it is usually based on different opinions but how can an opinion ever be fact? Who are easier to raise - boys or girls? Not many people would even agree on the answer and unless you have raised both boys and girls you could hardly make an exact decision on the question above. While my only experience is with raising girls, I am ill-equipped to weigh in on the answer but my general feeling is that it more depends on the personality of your child then their sex.
We all know that there are major differences between boys and girls and if your sons or daughters stay in the stereotypical box then they are usually quite different. Their biological makeup is completely different as well as their brains and the way these things influence their personality, characteristics and behaviour.
Boys are usually considered more aggressive and the old saying “boys will wreck your house” is true, in some cases – but not all. Some boys are gentle, loving and considerate but again not all exhibit such behaviours which again brings it back down to personality. Boys are considered easier in their teenage years as they are less likely to get emotional or have the kind of attachments that young ladies do to others. Boys are found to act first and think later as girls usually think about everything quite extensively before acting on anything. Boys can be impulsive whereas girls are more careful.
Girls especially, as they grow older are more aware of their physical changes and are more tuned into their health whereas lads usually worry less about physical changes and fret less about their health too. When puberty hits girls change suddenly transforming into little divas overnight with little opportunity to discuss the changes with them until they are already in the middle of the alterations. Boys can take puberty easily and parents say they get more time to realise the changes as they are not as immediate as girls. Young boys love rough play and are found running through people before climbing on anything they can, but girls are usually more protective of their bodies and don’t like getting hurt or even risking it.
Most boys love to be competitive with girls being more thoughtful and emphatic to other people losing. Girls love to chat and socialise, but boys are known to prefer playing and games instead of talking to their peers. Verbal skills are usually better for girl tots as they like to express themselves, but boys tend to relax and use lesser words to get what they want.
Boys and girls in the stereotypical sense are quite different, however, some girls love to climb, and some boys are caring and thoughtful. These personality traits make them who they are, and their sex has very little to do with it. A lot of parents would say boys are easier to raise but a lot would give girls the accolade. There is no real way to tell as every parental experience is different but just as important. Realistically you can have a boy or a girl who are difficult to raise but perhaps neither will be. The chances are kids will find their own way and raising them – boy or girl is a hard job!
Written by Emma Hayes staff writer at FFHQ who also blogs at www.emmamadjotters.com.