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09/02/2010 at 12:00 PM ET

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Erika on

Of course girls are better than boys! We definately are!😛

I believe that study though. I definately thought I was better than the boys because my mother and father constantly told me how badly they had hoped for a little girl and how ecstatic they were when they found out I was and how all the nurses gushed over me because I was the only girl in the hospital. That probably wasn’t true, it was to boost my self esteem, but they made me feel so special and I think more people are more likely to gush over girls. They are their mothers best friend and their father’s little girl. I also do think that girls get complimented more and scolded less when they act out in school because girls are perceived as more sensitive. I am not saying this is definately true but I have been in daycares and seen it.
I love those photos of Allison Sweeney’s family but I don’t think I could put that much effort into a photoshoot lol.
Her kids are just adorable though. And the photos are probably well worth the work

CMS on

Girls definitely are taught to feel/act superior. It feeds into the whole “princess culture,” which I think is a problem.

With my first pregnancy, I was disappointed to find out that we were having a boy, but now that he is 2 and a half and is the sweetest, most sensitive and well-behaved kid (boy or GIRL) around, I am very happy we had a boy. In the past couple years, I’ve been around too many spoiled and entitled little girls, to be honest. When we have a second baby, I’ll be hoping for a second boy!!

Angela on

Erika, for someone who feels that girls are superior to boys, at least learn how to spell. It’s “definitely”.

JM on

i would hate for my boys to think they are better than girls or for my girls to think they are better than boys. if the article was the other way round would we be praising it or worrying about sexist ideals being taught to children? i would rather teach my kids to be good people and that they are good people by what they do and how they act. and i definitely wouldn’t want my girls to think they have a head start in being good people just because they are girls. what kind of message is that to send to boys? hm, i have a 4 year old girl (and a 5 year old girl) if she said to me that she thought she was better than any boy, i would worry about my parenting and what i had been teaching her.

Erika on

Angela, I never meant that girls are better than boys. If you are refering to when I said ‘Of Course girls are better than boys’ I was being sarcastic/joking. I was raised to think that I was better than the boys because my parents wanted me to feel confident and not afraid of them. I definitely did feel like I was better than they boys when I was little and that is why I feel that the study is most likely true. I have also witnessed it from working with small children. Of course I realize now that little boys and girls are not superior over each other but I was 6 when I believed I was, please do not judge me for the way I felt when I was 6 lol(although I still may think from time to time just a tiny bit that I am better than the men in my life🙂 lol but of course I don’t see that with small children).

And I’m sorry that I didn’t spell definitely correctly, but what does that have to do with girls feeling they are superior anyway? I have seen worse spelling mistakes on here anyway. That was kind of irrelevent to the topic and didn’t really make sense to me.

Erika on

Wow Angela! Is spelling really relevent to this topic?

That being said, Erika was just talking about how she acted that way when she was younger and why she believes that the study is true. Her first sentence was clearly meant as a joke and I understood that immediately. I see nothing wrong with the post and no reason for you to attack her. Whether girls are really better than boys is not what the study is about, it’s about how girls think they are better and I understood what Erika was saying without reading her clarification. She never said she prefered girls to boys, and honestly, does it matter if she did? It’s not bashing your family, it’s describing her ideal family.

I also would be upset if my future son thought he was worse than girls and would probably not be too thrilled if my daughter was acting superior to the boys.

Angela on

Nice job, Erika! Did you realize your real name would come up in your second response? Try to use someone else’s computer next time with a different IP address. 🙂

Maddie on

Re: Miranda Kerr (Bloom?): She is *tiny*! I look more ‘pregnant’ than that after a big lunch!! Damn those model genes!

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