biological differences between the sexes

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Registered: 10-24-2007
biological differences between the sexes
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Thu, 01-24-2008 - 4:03pm

Do you acknowledge any biological difference between the sexes when it comes to childrearing? (apart from the obvious pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding)


Is the relationship between a mother and her child unique, in terms of being different than the relationship a father has with his children, in enough cases that one could generalize and say that it is?


Do SAHDs parent in a way that is different than moms?

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Fri, 01-25-2008 - 10:49am

DC calls DH first - although he is traditionally harder to get a hold of than I am (because he is usually with patients).

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Fri, 01-25-2008 - 10:55am
Having Dual WOHPs in our house really has meant that Mike and I pretty much play equal roles in the household as far as childcare goes.

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Registered: 01-04-2005
Fri, 01-25-2008 - 10:56am

While your DH was a great help to you in the morning - was he solely responsible for the kids?

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Fri, 01-25-2008 - 11:31am

"haha, the time my daughter lurched towards my sleeping husband's nipple and tried to latch on (maybe 4 months old) while we were all in bed got him up faster than I've ever been able to. :)"


I saw this and it made me LOL. DD and DS are still obsessed with DH's nipples. One time, DS grabbed it and just twisted it with his fingers and DH freaked out. But ya, they have tried to "nurse" as well and DH didn't find it too amusing.

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Fri, 01-25-2008 - 1:11pm
Waves hand...Hi we have met right?
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Fri, 01-25-2008 - 1:13pm
My youngest is still nursing.
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Registered: 10-05-2007
Fri, 01-25-2008 - 2:05pm

Its not about gender its about parenting style.


I would add that's it's also about personality.

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Ducky

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Fri, 01-25-2008 - 2:16pm

My dh doesn't do this 4 days a week, but usually at least once a week, sometimes more.

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Fri, 01-25-2008 - 3:40pm

I agree that its a personality thing too. I can't imagine not "clicking" with my child to the extent I couldnt stand to be around them. That said, I've seen a little bit of this with a friends DH and their daughter. And she's only 4!


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Registered: 10-05-2007
Fri, 01-25-2008 - 4:21pm

This has been really hard.

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