Which is easier to raise?
I don't have a daughter.
My daughter is definitely more "higher maintenance" than my son, but that's where it all stops. He completely disregards reason, fairness, common sense, and is the most selfish drama queen I have ever known. My daughter is half his age, and the
complete opposite. Her level of comprehension and responsibility are three times what his is. That being said, she can be kind of a drag. =P. I know, probably not getting 'Dad of the year' this year.
With a son you only have to worry about one dick, with a daughter you have to worry about all of them.
My girls are much more dramatic than their brother. I don't deal well with drama...
Having both a niece and nephew, I say daughter.
I have three sons and they were very easy to raise. Great grades, never in trouble, and easy to get along with. There was typical brother fighting now and then...that was the worst of it. I didn't have daughters to compare.
The easier part swaps at puberty
You mean my difficult girls are going to get easy? I pray so!
Wasn't the case for me, moody and crying for no reason, I didn't know what the hell to do
hmmm sounds like my first 6 years with my first girl...so looking forward to teen years!
I have two sisters and a brother. No kids. I'm guessing girls are easier.
I have two older brothers and my mom said they were far easier than me. And I never got into trouble, always made straight As, no drugs, no sex at a young age, nothing. But I was strong willed as hell and had a smart mouth. :)
My daughter is just like me, but I don't have a son, so I don't know for sure. I said son is easier.
Also, I know there shouldn't be a double standard, but there is. Your daughter getting pregnant in, say, high school, seems worse than your son getting someone else pregnant. Let's be real here, most of the time the burden in this situation falls
on the mother and her family. Even if the boy is there, pays child support, etc., she is the one who has to carry and deliver the child. Her life will be altered more than his.
My girls are both "difficult" but really I prefer them that way. Mild girls seem so dull. I always wanted tenacious, vibrant girls...I got them and then some. My boy also has gumption but can be swayed easier than my girls.
My guess is that it's "easier" to raise the one of your own sex, since that's a little more familiar.
I guess in realty neither but I voted anyway, especially since my psych teacher asked this. If at least 2/3 say son, the "rule" still holds true.
I guess I'm not the best authority. I grew up with two sisters and we were definitely not easy to raise...