Mom's of boys and girls (m)

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mom's of boys and girls (m)
Fri, 05-23-2003 - 12:24pm
do you find that your daughter is more vocal and outspoken than you son is/was?

Let me explain. Justin, my 15 year old DS, has always been a very quiet unassuming boy. he did his thing, but never really argued when he was told no. Didn't really throw alot of tantrums or even pout. He did cry alot...but it was more of a you hurt my feelings cry than a "I'm pissed" cry.

Rachel on the other had (not so much Victoria yet, because she's not really talking yet..but you can tell she does have her own opinions and temper in that little body) will tell you in no uncertain terms that she's mad and it's YOUR fault. She argues 100% of the time (Mom, can I have a freezie pop? no, Rachel, you can't, why, I ate a good dinner, Rachel I said NO, you just had one, But mom, I ate a good dinner)...She talks (argues?) me to death. She runs her mouth constantly. She's NEVER quiet.


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Registered: 04-17-2003
Fri, 05-23-2003 - 10:17pm
In my house it's not necessarily a girl or boy thing. My oldest(boy) has always been quiet, calm, unassuming, very obedient and respectful, my second born(also a boy) is completely opposite. He is extremely vocal, loud, argumentive, very active, very "busy" all the time. My third(a girl)is a very calm, quiet, does what she is told to do with no problems type child. My fourth (a girl also) is very very disruptive. That is about the best way to describe her. So in our family we have one child of each gender that is very "laid back" and one child of each gender that can be quite challenging.


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Registered: 05-26-2004
Thu, 05-29-2003 - 8:26am
LOL! My daughters talk non-stop! My sons really don't talk much.

After every activity my children go to, I try to personalize the experience by discussing it with them--you know "how was it?" "what happened?" "did you do well?", etc.... So my son says to me after Karate one night "Mom, why don't you talk about Karate as much as you talk to Elizabeth about gymnastics?" I told him it's because he never talks to me about it. I ask him a question and he responds with monotone "yes" or "no." No elaboration at all.

Elizabeth and Rebekah tell me every little detail about their experiences, including things I don't want to know (how many times they went to the bathroom, or the fact that snot dripped down their nose during a backhandspring).

It is very hard for me to have conversations with my sons, but I keep trying.


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Fri, 05-30-2003 - 10:14am
Both of my Daughters are waaaaay more outspoken that my son!!
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Thu, 06-05-2003 - 1:48am
Gary's not talking much right yet (he mumbles a lot), but oh boy, does he say something when he wants to! He has opinions and a temper. It's going to be interesting when he starts talking.