We have 11 children in our house. Most are boys but several are girls, so I have experience with both. Occasionally, regarding raising boys vs. girls, people have asked me this question: Which is more difficult? Honestly, boys and girls each present their own unique challenges. Whether you struggle with girls or boys, the best thing you can do is prepare yourself, learn from your spouse (if you are married), and then find mentors who can help you.
But when raising boys vs. girls, I think for me, the following is more difficult.
Raising daughters is more difficult.
For me, as a dad, girls have been much tougher to raise than boys. With boys, I have some knowledge and feel like I know what they are going through. I know what to expect and how to guide them through it.
It’s hard to face female problems.
Girls face problems that I’m not sure how to deal with. I often question myself and wonder if I am giving them the right advice. Girls also tend to be a little more emotional than boys, so navigating that has been harder. Fortunately, I have a great wife I can turn to who helps me understand what my daughters are going through. If you are married, your wife can help you better understand the female perspective. All Pro Dad and iMOM also have a lot of helpful advice. Check it out below.
Need help raising daughters?
Is raising daughters more of a challenge for you? Here’s some help:
7 Things a Daughter Needs From Her Father
What Does Your Daughter Really Want?
How to Understand Your Tween Daughter
6 Things Your Daughter Won’t Tell You but Wishes You Knew
5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Daughter Needs
Sound off: Which is more challenging for you? Girls or boys?
Huddle up with your kids and ask, “What do you do when you are faced with something challenging?”