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Are all boys boysterous?

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Flossam Sun 24-Apr-05 19:18:17

Following on from the other thread. I was an only child so my mum only has experience of me and I was an angel . She talks about her friend with a DS the same age as me and talks about what a little nightmare he was. I had my friend visit not long ago (did a thread about that too) and I found him a complete nightmare too! I think DP sounds like he was a cheeky little so and so too.

So are boys naturally more adventurous and noisier creatures? Am I going to have my work cut out for me in a few months time?!

Hausfrau Sun 24-Apr-05 19:19:20

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tiggerintum Sun 24-Apr-05 19:19:41

In my experience, yes usually, but its better if you have two coz they work each others boysteriousness off

happymerryberries Sun 24-Apr-05 19:19:58

Not all but mine is.

MarsLady Sun 24-Apr-05 19:21:38

Not all boys. But my quiet, gentle DS1 turned into a testosterone, sporty, noisemaker when he got to 4. Ah.... my still, silent days were over that day

Flossam Sun 24-Apr-05 19:22:01

Perhaps I'd better get DP in the bedroom now! He'd think all his christmas' had come at once Atm, untill I told him why!

collision Sun 24-Apr-05 19:23:18

Generally i would say that all boys are boisterous and mine certainly is! DS1 who is 3 needs a lot of exercise generally or he doesnt sleep as well. I think it was Twiglet who said that having a boy is like having a dog! They need at least 2 hours exercise a day! It is good fun though and I cant wait for ds2 to join in the fun of running round and round the park!

Now that I have boys I am glad I didnt have girls!

blueteddy Sun 24-Apr-05 19:25:55

I wish that ds1 was more boisterous!
I was begging him to go out & play in the garden today, rather than sitting on the sofa with his game boy all day!!!

Louise1980 Sun 24-Apr-05 19:31:06

My sister is a nursery nurse and she told me its perfectly natural for boys to be boysterous.

Its just those people who have boys who arnt like that who think its not right.

No offence intended to any1 who has a boy like that. My 2 are both boysterous and a woman i know has 2 kids and they are total wimps and cry as soon as mine go near them.

Its not natural for boys not to have a bit ruff and tumble etc. After all it is called BOYsterous!

Rinkydink Sun 24-Apr-05 19:31:43

My little boy (2) is so loving and gentle. He plays with his sister (4) they share and play together just great! They do have their disagreements and fur really flies! But, when i look at boys about Ds age, they are little horrors! I cant quite believe my little angel might be(probably be) like that!!

victoriapeckham Sun 24-Apr-05 19:34:22

Take the gameboy off him then!

MarsLady Sun 24-Apr-05 19:34:33

send him to me blueteddy I've a houseful of noise. We'll corrupt him.

gingernut Sun 24-Apr-05 19:37:52

My ds 1 is but I have seen some that aren't, and I know quite a few girls who can (almost!) keep up with him. Agree they need plenty of running around, otherwise they climb your walls instead. Mine only sits still when watching TV, he becomes totally hypnotised by it.

pabla Sun 24-Apr-05 19:40:23

I would say yes on the whole but there are exceptions - my brother was fairly quiet and I don't remember his friends being too bad either. Unfortunately my ds's haven't taken after him!

Posey Sun 24-Apr-05 19:40:44

In this house yes definitely.

but dd has 2 good boy friends who are both very gentle, not boisterous at all.

PuffTheMagicDragon Sun 24-Apr-05 19:45:59

I'm going on my teaching rather than parenting experience here (larger group of children!). On the whole, yes - boys are definitely more boisterous. If I sent a group of boys into the reading corner, it was generally much noisier and rowdier than when I sent a group of girls, although there was more high pitched screeching from an all girl group, plus more "she did this, she did that" complaining to the teacher.

Much better when it was a mixed, balanced group of boys and girls.

serenity Sun 24-Apr-05 19:46:53

So boys run around and yell and shout and girls are quiet and demure and well behaved?






Well as someone who has both, can I please say this is a load of tosh (to be polite!)

Children are individuals, some are loud, some are quiet and you shouldn't really put them in boxes just to suit some crappy old gender stereotype (can't tell I did sociology at all!)

blueteddy Sun 24-Apr-05 19:46:55

I have tried taking the gameboy away, but he still needs pushing to get out in the garden with his little brother.
He is a very shy, anxious child as well & he told me that he doesn't like birthday parties because he is shy of the people!
Ds2 on the other hand is as boisterous as you can get already & he is only 2!

PuffTheMagicDragon Sun 24-Apr-05 19:49:21

Serenity - wouldn't say that girls were more quiet, demure and well behaved IME - just generally different in the way they made their presence felt.

Flossam Sun 24-Apr-05 19:52:20

Serenity, I did Sociology too! Not about putting people in boxes, more that I can turn round to DM when her lovely GS is tearing up her carpet after wrecking her garden and say with some conviction that its because he is a boy and not because I have no control over my son! Joking with examples etc, but you get my drift.

serenity Sun 24-Apr-05 19:53:53

I am a tad sensitive about this I admit. I just get annoyed with constant (but well meaning) comment on how girly DS2 is and how rowdy etc DD is, when they are just being themselves.

blueteddy Sun 24-Apr-05 19:59:17

I know where you are coming from serenity.
I got sick to death of my Mum (who had 2 girls) commenting every time my ds's do something slightly naughty, that it is because they are boys!
My 2 could not be more different!
Ds1 is a very sensitive, anxious child, who was never much of a climber etc & ds2 is a real handful, who climbs all the time & is into everything!!!

tigermoth Mon 25-Apr-05 06:57:49

I've found that many boys are boisterous - don't know as many girls, so can't say from experience if this is equally true of girls. I'm not a fan of any personality labels, though.

My two sons can be 'loud' 'lively' 'boisterous' but if you know them, you'd soon see how different thay are from each other.

IMO 'boisterious' is a not very subtle way of describing a child. If someone simply pinpoints that trait in my sons, it's because they do not know them very well.

Hermione1 Mon 25-Apr-05 07:03:36

I think so, my ds2 was playing with my twin nephews who are boys, and they were pretending to fight each other, think they were playing turtles. I am really lucky that i have one of each. a dd and ds.

Hermione1 Mon 25-Apr-05 07:03:42

I think so, my ds2 was playing with my twin nephews who are boys, and they were pretending to fight each other, think they were playing turtles. I am really lucky that i have one of each. a dd and ds.

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