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|Sun, 10-05-2003 - 9:27pm|
Now, maybe I am imagining it, but her little outbursts are met more with smiles and shaking heads, whereas with DS, we got frowns and dirty looks. I am trying to figure this out:
Could it be:
A) The cuteness factor: Both children are very beautiful, but DD is extremely cute -Shirley Temple curls (but hers are natural!) and freckles. DS, with his serious little face and big brown eyes, is not 'cute'.
B) The disability vs. social acceptability factor: Both have disablities, but DD is more socially connected and therefore more vocal in her outbursts; -More the prococious child, whereas DS used to lay on the floor or hide under something (sometimes a table somebody may be eating at. -I can understand dirty looks in that situation!)
C) Just plain gender differences - females are perceived as more unstable and therefore one should just expect outbursts and tantrums from them.
Anyway, this has been niggling at me for weeks, so I wanted to see if any of you guys had experienced similar differences in acceptance levels with your children, or had any thought on the subject.