Boys Vs. Girls: a Parent's Point of View Essay

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A Parent's Point of View

"Aaaaakkkkkk!!! You got mud on my Barbie Dolls! You got cake batter on my G.I Joe!" Sugar and spice and everything nice...that's what little girls are made of. Rats and snails and puppy dog tails...that's what little boys are made of. Physically it is obvious to see the difference in boys and girls. It is even semi-obvious to notice the social and emotions differences. But when it comes to parenting boys and girls, it is pretty much the same. Oh don't get me wrong, there are some differences, but the love and adoration is still the same.

Society, in the past has stereotyped little girls into a frills and lace, prim and proper, almost doll like personification. Girls, at one point,
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She has always been my little advanced student. She is ten years old and in the sixth grade. She generally takes thing at face value. Her ambition is to be a teacher of animal sciences when she gets older. She is the easiest to parent.

Daughter number she is a different story. She like the dresses and the dolls. She is daddy's little girl. She like to help in the kitchen. She is a true girly girl, according to the old stereotype. She does not like mud or even getting wet from the rain. She is afraid that it will mess her up. She likes art and crafty activities, but she does not like anything to do with taking care of animals; she thinks they are too messy. She changes her moods almost instantaneously. She loves to be right and loves to be the center of attention. She has to analyze everything. She tries to read extra into things. Her ambition is to be an early-elementary school teacher. She is my more difficult child.

And now the boy. He is 100%, all American boy. He does fit the stereotype to a point. He loves his Tonka trucks and loves to play in the mud. Sometimes he can be a little ornery, but he never really seems to be like the little monsters of old. He is very affectionate. He loves to snuggle and be near people. He is a major people person. He loves being in front of people and talking to them. He wants to be a preacher when he grows up.

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