ANSWERS: 36
  • All I know is that our 10 month old girl has been much easier than our 2 year old boy but we'll see:)
  • I think girls USED to be easier. Boys were expected to be tougher. But nowadays I don't think it matters and if you're talking teens? I think the girls win hands down for making parents nuts.
  • I think girls are harder. If I knew my teenage daughter was having sex, it would drive me insane. But if it were my son I would be sort of proud of him as long as he didn't get any one pregnant. Double standard but true.
  • each of them are troublesome in different age groups.it also depends on the birth order
  • can't say. i have 2 boys.
  • I think that it's easier to raise a boy because girls are more difficult. Girls start to woory about things that boys would never worry about. When girls are growing up everything starts to change. They change a lot and their mood start changing lots.
  • It depends on if you are a mother or father. Almost every single time I've heard at least, moms say they want a daughter. Dads kind of weave in and out. I think we overemphasize the moody-teenage-girl image (not to mention that boys can get pretty moody,too). Boys, in general, I think would be harder to raise: especially when they're in grade-school!
  • So far, it's been my son; my daughter is being difficult right now..
  • As a tom-boy girl with sisters and as a mother with 3 sons I think I can definitely say it is easier to raise boys. They are not to picky about clothes and bedroom 'decor' while growing up. And as an added bonus I don't have to worry about them getting preggers.
  • It probably depends which YOU are. Boys tend to be a bit more destructive. Girls demanding, but also could be a big help around the house.
  • I think that its much easier to raise a boy
  • They both have their own unique challenges, and there are some qualities that are the same no matter which sex your child is. On the one hand, a lot of boys can be difficult from around the times of toilet training through 7 or so, but once they mature a little more and pass into pre-teendom, the job of parenting often gets a bit easier. On the other hand, many girls are mellow, mature for their age, and easy to manage during early childhood, but become more of a challenge as they begin to develop more independence. And of course, raising a teenager can have many of the same challenges whether they're male or female.
  • Girls mature much faster than boys. IF boys mature at all, that is..
  • Girls are mature than boys
  • I think it depends on the person, not the gender.
  • There are some gender related difficulties, but each has it's own challenges and every child is unique so it depends on the child as well.
  • I have a boy and a girl and so far the boys seemed easier, but the girl is only 3 months. The boy is 5 and being a bit naughty but thats only the age not the sex.
  • My mother said it was boys. I've only had a daughter, she was easy until she turned 13 or 14.
  • I have each so I'd say boys are easier. There's a lot of drama with girls! Boys seem to roll with things a lot easier....
  • i beleive it depends on individul parenting; parents and couples who are responsible for childrens up bringin.. i also beleive culture, religion, traditions plays a biiig part on raisin children, example some people from different ethnic group such as asians, allow boys to go out, however gurls need to stay home.. this makes it difficult for asain family to raise girls as they have to make sure they watch and keep the girls inside the house... :(
  • A friend of mine who had six boys believed boys were easier because you didn't have to worry about them getting pregnant. I don't know if that still applies today seeing as how so many young people have babies without the benefit of marriage.
  • In society today boys basically can do anything, but girls are constantly wathced over all the time. Therefore more girls are succeding in life, they are going to college and doing quite well. On the other hand since boys have this double standard that they dont have to be watched, they can keep later hrs etc All statistics show boys have a higher drop out rates, abuse drugs and alcohol more than females, get involved in gangs, kill more people etc and more boys die than girls. Gee I bet if we watched our boys like we watch girls (whom pretty much dont do anything ) maybe we would have a society of competent caring men. Im seious really think about it. In so many families its the girls excelling while the boys basically keep falling behind. Cuz girls have a double standard just cuz they are girls. It should be boys that should be really watched as they also mature so slowly and have such a statistical doom. Growing up I could do nothing because I was female, but my 3 brothers could do everything it was as if they were kings. Well all my brothers have been in rehab, divorced several times, barely finished high school and me whom was pretty decent kid was watched by my parents just cuz i was a girl (i guess I was more vulnerable to something than my brothers were but I still dont know to what) well I graduated college & have a masters degree and my mom actually said to me it should be your brothers graduating college not you! As I look back on this I see that if my brothers had the restrictions and disciple I had they would of probably turned out pretty decent!
  • I'd think it's easier to raise boys, girls grow up and will want to go shopping every other day and buy shoes every time they go out, and want all the best make up products that exist and skin care products and every product out there. Let's not forget a new hair style every week. But then again when the boy gets older he will go from playing outside with the bugs to playing inside with the video games. And unless you teach your kids to make there own money, you will be buying new video games all the time and new things that come out for the xbox 360. But I'm a gamer girl so it's double the trouble for me! but I'm 15 and that won't last long until I get my own job and make my own money, since all my life my parents have bought me my stuff. Yes I'm spoiled, and my boyfriend tells me this all the time. (: -Jessica Edgell soon to be Zeidler.
  • I have one of each. I find at this young age, my girl is easier. I know raising a teenage girl will be the hardest thing I will ever do. But on the other hand, I imagine it must be very hard to learn how to be a man in this day and age. I am a single mom and his father is not much of a man, himself. I don't know what I am going to do in that respect. I don't think either on is easier to raise either one, it's just different.
  • Everyone I know who had both always maintained boys were easiest, but I can't imagine how that's true. Unless he was feminine.
  • So far I have only raised a girl and shes 6 today! And it hasnt been a piece of cake for sure.
  • Human or canine?
  • My girlfriend says "a boy"... i would say "a girl"... i dunno
  • i have always been told boys are easier to rasie because girls have mood swings when they get older
  • I would say both..
  • i have both a 5yr old girl and an 18month old boy.. in my case my boy my daughter and i think most girls are very needy its so much easier and better with my son
  • I say boys. With boys, it's like, "don't play in the mud, don't set that on fire, don't punch that kid" Things are so cut and dry and simple. With girls, it's like, "don't be bratty, and your outfit is slutty, take that off, and stop whining" how do you explain brattiness? or the difference between sexy and slutty? Or get them to not cry every time they get a paper cut? However, that isn't to say that raising any kids is easy, but for me, washing muddy clothes and stopping fights is easier than trying to connect with a little girl, being as I was never very girly myself.
  • I only have a 2 year old girl and so far she's been great! doesn't whine, no tamtrums,no needy at all and such a fun & kind little girl. One of my friends has a boy the same age as my girl and he whines, punches his parents and throws big tamtrums when he doesn;t get his way... Another friend of mine has also a boy same age, and he is very much the same as my other friend's boy. In my case I would say girls are much easier. Regarding the teenage years.. obviously I still have a long way ahead until I can make a proper comment, however I just don't think is true that old cliche "girls are more difficult because they get moody" At least you know it comes from the hormones but what about the boys? they also get moody ..and when they get I think they can be more agressive than girls.
  • i think boys are so much harder to raise than girls. I have 4 boys and 4 girls. I could care less about the more expensive wardrobe and the drama or when they go thru puberty when it comes to the girls, I have found that boys tend to be harder to manage, they suffer from more behavioral problems and hyperactive disorders, you have to tell them to take a shower, brush their teeth even when they are 13 years old, they tear things up and are a lot harder on the family home, are more often then girls to have more struggles in school (not in every case). This is my personal experience and after having the boys, girls appear to be a lot easier, but don't get me wrong I love my boys dearly!
  • I believe that it is MUCH more easier to raise a boy .... With girls ; most parents seem to be a little overprotective of the girl being taken advantage of etc .... +5
  • Thats a toughie, girls can be a terror sometimes, and the same goes for boys, on the average though, i would say boys are easier to raise.

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