Despite claims to the opposite, many parents would say that girls are harder to bring up than boys. The following are a few of the reasons that girls are harder to raise.
Girls are natural people pleasers, it is part of their nurturing tendencies. This makes them harder to raise because it means that they are more likely to succumb to peer pressure. It also means that they are going to need a lot more props. Basically your girl is likely to have self-esteem issues. Self esteem issues leads to issues in several areas, especially when peer pressure kicks in. This means you have to be stricter, and more careful about who they hang out with, how they spend their time, etc.
Girls get curves, media says thin is in. A lot of times, girls are going to be much harder to raise simply because of the conflicting emotions that they have. The thing about being a girl is that when they get mature they get curves. Her body starts to fill out, and so, as a parent, how can you help your child feel good about their body, and be the person they should be? How do you keep them from turning to eating disorders, over-exercising, and other problems? You can see why a girl is harder to raise.
Girls communicate much better, and thus exert more energy on it. Girls are all about communication. Even when you don’t want to know what they are thinking, they are likely to tell you. That or they tell you nothing. So, if you are a parent, your challenge is to find a good balance with your daughter. Parenting is hard enough, especially when you have to wrap your head around everything they are saying, and try to figure out what they are not saying.
Girls allow more drama in their life. Girls communicate well, from a very early age, they take in shapes, colors, textures, and are very auditory. They learn to speak earlier than most boys do. The thing is that because they communicate so well, they often read into things that are not meant to actually be communications. For example, they may be on the phone with a boy, and his mom walks into the room and asks him something. He pauses in the conversation to listen to his mom, and she reads into it as he does not like her, or some other such nonsense. The problem with this is that all that drama is hard to parent.
Girls are often high need, high drama, and high talk, which means that as a parent you need lots of energy to deal with them. In addition, girls are going to be more emotional, and have menstrual cycles, friend roller coasters, and all of the stuff that goes along with that. Have fun raising them!