Which is Harder to Raise? Boys or Girls

I think most parents when talking about “which is harder” they’re t thinking about the frustration of the moment. Most parents who have both boys and girls will admit that each is harder, in a different way.

Each child is an individual, which means that their personality will help shape your parenting experience. The environment will also play a role. They way children are handled also has an impact. Generally, girls are treated softly, while boys are thrown in the air.

Each gender’s growth and brain develop at the different rate, which influences behavior. Their brains aren’t wired the same way, which is why some parents raise boys and girls differently. So, how can you decide which one is more challenging to raise. Here are some things to consider.

Who’s Harder to Discipline?

Boys

A boy’s hearing is not as good as a girl’s, from birth. This may make a girl more likely to respond better to verbal discipline. Boys are more tactile in nature, which means they need physical discipline like time-out. These developmental differences are the cause of many normal behaviors being labeled as problematic.

Some boys are more robust than what people consider normal. These children may not be a discipline problem, they might just need opportunities to expend their excess aggression and energy.

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Who has More Issues with Physical Safety?

Boys

When a child is allowed to explore, they’re bound to get a few cut and scrapes. Some believe it’s a great way to build self-reliance, resilience, self-confidence, and character. Boys are natural risk takers, which may need to be encouraged to slow down. Girls, on the other hand, may need to be encouraged to take risks.

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Who’s Harder to Communicate With?

Boys when young, and Girls when older

Girls, from birth, are interested in textures and colors, while boys are drawn by movement. Girls are more people-oriented, while boys are more action-oriented. Girls are better at residing nonverbal signals like tone and expression. Boys generally learn how to talk later and use limited vocabularies which mean they’ll have a harder time connection their feelings with words.

At around the age of 8, things get harder for girls. The flip side is that girls expend lots of energy on communicating. This can lead to a great deal of drama.

Who has More Self-Esteem Issues?

Girls

You can develop a healthy self-image which is critical to all children. However, as girls are people-oriented and compliant, they grow up insecure and less confident. There’s cultural and social pressure to put other’s first and ignore your feelings. These pressures have harmed many girls.

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