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October 4th, 2010, 03:17 PM
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is the most difficult age of a child?
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October 4th, 2010, 03:44 PM
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teens...hands down. I'll take 25 preschoolers to 1 teenager.
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October 4th, 2010, 04:17 PM
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It seems to be whatever age my oldest is at the moment LOL He is a handful!!
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October 4th, 2010, 04:42 PM
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I haven't had teens yet so I might change my answer in a few years! But so far ages 2-4...ugh!
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October 4th, 2010, 06:31 PM
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Pre-teen.
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October 4th, 2010, 07:54 PM
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I find them all hard and equally challenging but just on a different scale.
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October 4th, 2010, 10:01 PM
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mine are all little, but right now its 18-36 months, brutal!
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October 5th, 2010, 09:08 AM
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hhhmmm....my oldest is 10 and so far is super easy, but that's as old as we've had. honestly, I think 1-2 1/2 is the toughest, only because of having to have a set nap schedule or thinking they are to "old" for a nap and than they are grouchy all afternoon.

But after seeing UM's post, I'm scared for when all are are teenagers
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October 5th, 2010, 09:18 AM
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I think 1-3 is my favorite age. They are soooo darn cute then and just learning sooo much.

My teenagers were just driving me bananas last night. I had one (oldest) who was mad at me for cutting his "girlfriend time" and was playing his "angry teenager" music downstairs. LOL...little does he know I like that music too. hahahahaha.
The other one thinks I am rich and he can be a high fashion male supermodel.
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October 5th, 2010, 10:35 AM
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right now it seems to be the 4-6 year old range. They have been making me crazy lately.
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October 5th, 2010, 12:40 PM
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14 and 15 seem to be the worst that I've had experience with. I wasn't their parent but I have a feeling the parents were getting it worse than I was. My niece was also at her worst at those ages and my nephew is following in her footsteps at 13.

I hope I'm wrong the the worst age is really 2, lol!
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October 6th, 2010, 02:31 PM
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I would say that for me 4-6 is the hardest. My oldest is 6 and a half and is starting to calm down but he went through this independant/whiny stage where he wanted to do everything for himself and would be yelling at me and crying because he couldn't and it was just annoying! Now he is settled in grade 1 and growing independant and is quite helpful around the house. My middle son is now in that age range so now he is the frustrating one.
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October 6th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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It changes. It was 2 for my other kids but I'm loving it for my youngest. Right now, I think the pre-teen ages are going to drive me mad. I'm sure it's just going to get worse from here on.
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October 6th, 2010, 05:14 PM
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I love three and four-so independant, yet a bit babyish and like to snuggle, but everything is so exciting and fresh to him! And he's much too big for tantrums-I love 3-4 year olds! They can talk, they can feed themselves and others, no diapers!! And they start school-I've always wanted to be a preschool mommy!
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October 7th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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It's more on my end what's difficult, when kids are little you can give them a hug and a kiss and make thier world all right. When they're older you have to let go, and help them see how they can figure out stuff on their own, you have to stand by as they learn to deal with being left out, people letting them down, negative self image, etc you can't "fix" those things. It's hard to see your child hurting, and yet they're just going through stuff that's part of growing up that everyone has to learn on their own to cope with.
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