Baby Boys vs. Girls

Shalimar

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so boys just seem to be hardwired different than little girls, huh?

i would be curious to hear someone's take who has both genders as kids. I have 3 brothers and 2 sons, so I don't have a lot of perspective.


but as I watch lil mo, I notice:

he likes dirt, bugs, balls (nohomo).. throwing stuff. slamming sticks/bats/etc like freaking bam bam from the flintstones.

he's aggressive (we are trying to calm that obviously). maybe all 2 year olds are? i just think he's an alpha male. like 2 out of 3 cheetah cubs die in the wild. the one that survives survives because he pushes the other two off the kill.




parents, do you notice a particular "boyness" with your boys? and is it nature or nurture you think?


man, mo loves bugs. i have to warn him away from wasps and stuff.
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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DJB can probably speak as having both a son and two daughters but from some of the stories he tells me about I was fairly girlish (not so much as my sister because I was a tom boy) but I definitely had distinctly 'little girl' traits.

One story he always tells people is when (because he was my primary carer not my mother in my former years) I was about 4 or so and trying to persuade him to play Polly Pocket with me I'd say 'But Dad I'll let you pick whichever Polly you want' etc.
 

Shalimar

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let me also state the obvious: there are times when both genders exhibit behaviors traditionally associated with the other. mo CAN be gentle and sweet. he SOMETIMES plays with his teddy bears. just like some little girls may love throwing baseballs and playing with bugs.
 

Coqui

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Oh and around 2 years of age, boys develop some fear of one thing you can't rationalize. They get over it it fast, but it has happened to the 4 boys I have known.

With Dominic, it was ladybugs
Another kid, it was dust bunnies
Another one, it was ants
Last one, it was falling water.
 

Shalimar

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but he was having NOTHING to do with Thunder Bug at the Lightning game.


ja said he took right to the disney character people at busch gardens tho. interesting.
 

DJBrenton

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I left each of my children on a hill overnight when they were born. Only the three boys survived the cold but I chose to bring two of them up as girls. The fact that the world considers both NME and her sister to be girls prove that it's nurture rather than nature. The oldest one, I reared as a boy and, even though his beard grows more slowly than either of the 'girls' he's still perceived as a boy.
 

APRIL

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There are two year old boys that prefer playing dress up and wearing moms heels.
 

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There are def differences. My boys are both much more physical and destructive then Haylee.
 

Shalimar

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I left each of my children on a hill overnight when they were born. Only the three boys survived the cold but I chose to bring two of them up as girls. The fact that the world considers both NME and her sister to be girls prove that it's nurture rather than nature. The oldest one, I reared as a boy and, even though his beard grows more slowly than either of the 'girls' he's still perceived as a boy.

:lol:
 

dbzeag

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if I had a girl I would name her Paige.

My sister is expecting and said if she has a girl, she was going to name it Amelia or Marion/Marian. I also recommended to her Jeanetta.
 

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I left each of my children on a hill overnight when they were born. Only the three boys survived the cold but I chose to bring two of them up as girls. The fact that the world considers both NME and her sister to be girls prove that it's nurture rather than nature. The oldest one, I reared as a boy and, even though his beard grows more slowly than either of the 'girls' he's still perceived as a boy.

Thats fucking awesome.