I'm posting in this forum because I want to hear it from parents of teenagers (or close-to-it).
As a mom of two adventurous, active girls, I have always been irritated by moms of boys when they drop comments like "he climbs all the time--such a boy" and other "boyisms" It irritates me because my girls loved to climb. They are energetic, often rough and tumble girls and people comment to me how much "like boys" they are. Grrrr. Now, I'm not blind that I don't see some *general* differences between boys and girls. But that's a whole other conversation (or is it?)
So, why I'm posting here....
Lately I hear from moms of boys that they are glad to get the trouble over with because "boys get easier and girls get harder" as they grow up. (*Moms* of boys, no less.) The idea is that they are more difficult as children, while girls are easier at an early age but become more difficult.
So, what do you think? Is there any truth to this generalization, in your experience? Or is it one of those things that is far too personal and relative?
My girls are still 7yo and nearly-9.