I have just responded to a link to your board from the Circumcision Debate board, but it didn't show

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I have just responded to a link to your board from the Circumcision Debate board, but it didn't show
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 10:41pm

So I will copy it here:

"I had two daughters and one boy, but I grew up as a twin brother and two younger brothers - four boys and no sisters.

My parents' fourth attempt for a child was to have a girl, but... another boy! They loved us all. The only real issue for us was 'understanding' girls: their physical and emotional differences and so on. It was a lifestyle learning curve, with tales to tell!"

My intent was not to discuss circumcision

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Hi Christopher,

Thanks for sharing!

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Kristy - hi.

Sorry not to have responded sooner but daily life and my responsibilities on the Circ Debate board took over! Thanks for the welcome.

Yes, a house full of males indeed; my mother and her mother (our Grandma) being the only females. You're right about the need to teach an all-boy family to be understanding and so on with girls. Our parents obviously thought the same because they did their best at every opportunity to encourage us to know the difference, physically, emotionally, etc. -

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Hi Christopher,

I'm glad to see you here and look forward to getting your insight as someone who was raised in an All Boys environment. I think I can understand your frustration at not having a sister to talk to. I know I enjoy having a sister but I guess I always figured that the boys having a brother would be about the same thing. I just don't talk to my brother the way I talk to my sister.


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Wendy -

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islaywhisky wrote:

Wendy -


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Hi Christopher, it's great to get some male perspective on the differences between boys and girls.

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Wendy and Melissa, being the youngest or the eldest in a family must have some influence on relationship between siblings, but it not easy to pin down exactly what!

My twin brother and I, simply because we reached age-related 'privileges' before our two younger brothers, were acutely aware of our position as the eldest. Sometimes we found this to be beneficial but on other occasions most certainly not! I loved swimming (still do) and took every opportunity to go to local swimming pools, relishing my independence to do so - until the day I was asked by my parents to take my youngest brother with me! :smileymad:

In retrospect, I do wonder how he felt as our 'baby' brother. I also wonder what difference a sister would have made and where her (or my) responsibilities would lie, dependent upon her age.

And parents

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Birth order has always been a subject that interested me. I'm a middle


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Interesting video, Wendy. And Kathie's remark about girls being more protected than boys in a family

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