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Poll Question: In your experience, which sex is the most challenging to raise?
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    Posted: November 14 2012 at 21:34
I ask because I heard some people arguing about this the other day.  One was saying girls are a breeze and little boys are pure Satan spawn.  The other said boys are a cakewalk and girls will put the gray hairs on your head. 

Obviously this is a general question since every person is different. 

What do our parents here say?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2012 at 21:39
I am not a parent so I will not vote, but I am a boy and I have a sister. I have been told that boys are more difficult when they're young, but once the teenage years hit girls are much worse. This sounds about right to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2012 at 21:42
I've heard that same thing Logan, so I guess people will have to base their vote on the overall picture, from ages 1-18.

People with young kids can still vote on their experience "to date" of course. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2012 at 22:12
Originally posted by thellama73

I have been told that boys are more difficult when they're young, but once the teenage years hit girls are much worse. This sounds about right to me.

Makes perfect sense
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2012 at 22:27
I'm not a parent but I don't think I'd handle raising a girl all too well. It seems from an outside view that would be the harder option.
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The correct answer is "neither".



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Post Options Post Options   Quote dtguitarfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 09:57
I'm saying "girls" but only because of my current situation is that my daughter is going through a defiant phase. It really depends on the child.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 10:00
I only have a daughter (age 7), but she's been fairly easygoing I suppose.  Other boys her age in the neighborhood look like they're a lot harder to keep out of trouble.   But my daughter is intelligent and cunning, and by the time she's a teenager she will probably mind-game me to the brink of insanity.  We shall see.

I'll vote "boys" and hope I'm right.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 10:03
Originally posted by thellama73

I am not a parent so I will not vote, but I am a boy and I have a sister. I have been told that boys are more difficult when they're young, but once the teenage years hit girls are much worse. This sounds about right to me.
This sounds about correct to me too, but I am not a parent so this is merely observation on my part.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 10:45
I am not a parent and have only two male cats so I will not vote. But I also have a sister and have been told (and know as a fact obviously) that I was quite easy to raise up, I was very docile and non-rebellious. My sister was, well, a teenage girl at one point during her life, and her character was always much more difficult. Of course that doesn't mean anything. 

If I had a kid, I'm not sure what I would want. Girl seem to be less idiotic but boys are, well, I can teach them from the start to like real sports like soccer TongueClown
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 11:28
I only have two boys, so I can't really say.  They are a handful, to put it mildly.  There's truth to Logan's maxim, but there's obviously exceptions.

Rearing kids is tough, boy or girl.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 15:47
My oldest son is mildly autistic, so he has always been difficult.

But my daughter is a straight up two-year-old troll.  She says and does things just to piss off her brother.  When she has a meltdown, there's no consolation.  And she can be a nag.

Our other boy is our easiest child by far.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 16:06
Originally posted by Epignosis



  When she has a meltdown, there's no consolation. 



LOL

You'll have to post a pic of the "meltdown" face sometimeLOL


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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 16:22
Age 2.... yep, that rings a bell.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 16:37
No vote. I have only one 17-year old daughter. She has become harder to raise since she entered her teens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 16:51
Originally posted by HolyMoly

Age 2.... yep, that rings a bell.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote timothy leary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2012 at 23:23
Mall Santa Claus..........what a job........I would need a Valium prescription.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2012 at 02:54
I have a 4 year old daughter and a 2 year old boy, I would definitely say my boy is easier to raise since he doesn't make a fuss about everything, he keeps himself busy and doesn't feel an urge to bug you when you read reviews on PA.

Oh...and he knows how to headbang. I'm so proud.




Edited by sagichim - November 16 2012 at 02:55
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