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Yeah, I think it has to do with ages and stages. And time of year and time of month. Mine can all be angels r devils in different ways. Like last month I wanted to kill my 16yo, but this month I am so proud of her. We both have gone through changes, so for right now, she is good.
Riley is out there. I thought it was her age but it's her personality. She has no concept of serious. She will be 4 in Oct and does not even know her ABC's because I can't get her to be serious. I will say this it an "A" and she will laugh and say "Donut!" I tell her to be serious and she tells me to smell her butt. It is at the point that even the kids are annoyed with her constant silliness. I think some of it is her seeking attention. I just don't know how to deal with it.
Sydney is the hardest one, so far. Everyone is "mean to her" and she can't get along with any of her siblings even for a short time. She can't even get along with Sebastian and he's not even 3, so tell me what he does wrong??
Sebastian can be hard because of his headbanging and tantrums, but it's something that we just all deal with, it's hard to explain I guess. When he's not throwing fits he's a fun kid.
Then RJ and Jayde are in the middle I guess, they have their days, and Noah and Becca are the ones that I can always count on to behave. In fact it makes me even more upset when they DO act up because I don't expect it from them. Becca is the most mature 4 year old I have ever met, I count on her more than I count on Sydney and she's almost 8.
As a toddler, my daughter was way easier than my boys, but each of my kids personality plays into how difficult they are.
My oldest DD is bull headed and just wants to do what she wants to do, and doesn't want to be serious when it is necessary. She is 13. Kind of a hard age, too, as she wants to be a "grown up" yet still play with "kid toys".
My oldest son, 11, is usually a cheerful helper, but I don't know if he's hitting puberty or what, because here recently he's started with some attitude when we give him something to do. He also thinks I'm mean if I hand down a punishment.
My 8 almost 9 yr old can't keep his hands off other kids. If he gets mad he either hits, pinches, or kicks or screams bloody murder.
My 7 yr old cries like he's one when he doesn't get his way, and everyone is always "being mean to him" if they're not giving him his way.
3 yr old, almost 4, is in a full blown tantrum stage. Refuses to talk to his dad, whines A LOT, and thinks the world should revolve around him. He can't just talk to us, he whines, unless he is "perfectly happily getting his own way". Complete meltdowns when we tell him no. Spoiled??? Um, yea.
The baby just needs to quit using me as human pacifier and then we're good.
Sunny is... me, in a word. She has my personality down to a tee, and I am VERY headstrong and argumentative, so we butt heads often. She's my 'wild' one, she's only 12 but she's the only one ive caught trying to climb out windows late at night, she's the only one who dosent stay at school when she's dropped off there, and come hell or high water, she will argue any point that comes into her head, even if you are agreeing with her, she will argue you.
Sasha is one of those kids that you often wonder if theyre from another planet. She gets stuck up trees, he got his head stuck in the fence a few weeks ago, he finds his way into all sorts of situations, he comes inside and he has snails in his shoes. He takes the simplest task, does the crazy kid version of it, then multiplies that to a million and ends up with something that you just cannot put together.
Dita isnt troublesome, but she is also very headstrong and when she gets up on her moral high horse, there is no getting her down. Frustrating thing is that she's often right, its just the way she goes about putting across the right argument is a PITA. I have to admit, thats probably my fault, I do go easier on her than the other kids, because she has had a lot of awful things happen to her, that were out of her control, and I am so proud of her that she takes those things and makes a positive out of them, and wants to make a change, but its just her execution. Most of the time she's awesome about it, there was a marriage equality march in the city yesterday and she went to that, but sometimes she's WAY off, and she does let herself get provoked, the most recent example of that was when I had to pick her up at a police station (no charges were pressed) because at a rape victim rally a man got in another girl's face about how "if you dressed like that you were asking for it" and Dita went in there full steam.
Azriel is very quiet and passive, but he is just one of those kids who gets silly every now and then, and he's not too bad now with it, but sometimes its just too much. Thats really my only gripe with him at the moment, sometimes he takes a joke way too far.
Lux is another whose quiet and passive, I think she just has a less troublesome personality and gets lost in all the crazy that is our household, other than not wanting to brush her hair, she rarely kicks up a fuss.
This is so funny. Dh and I were just talking about this for the billionth time.
We agree GIRLS are soooooooooooooooooooo hard and more stubborn and difficult to raise.
We have 5 daughters and 4 sons and another baby on the way.Our oldest is 24 years old and our youngest is 7 years old. The boys are a breeze compared to our 3 oldest daughters. My other 2 daughters are pretty easy, but they also see how difficult their older sisters are..lol But in all my daughters defense the girls are easier to teach to read by far..