PARENTS

Teen Girls More Difficult Than Boys

30/03/2011 11:47 | Updated 22 May 2015

A new study has claimed that teenage girls are harder to manage than boys.

Three thousand parents were surveyed about their childrens' behaviour for the research, which resulted in many respondents branding their daughters 'aggressive' and 'rude'.

Mums and dads blamed their children's mood-swings and fall outs with friends for most of the rows erupting in their family, with two thirds admitting that their daughter's behaviour was far more difficult to deal with than their sons.

Three quarters of the parents polled said they argue more regularly with their female offspring, with 27 per cent saying their daughters were 'rude' and 12 per cent admitting their teenage daughters were 'aggressive'.

Tenley Soanes, the spokesperson for the study said: 'Teenage years are notoriously difficult for both boys and girls and there's no doubt parents take the brunt of it.

'Issues like weight, spots and quarrels with friends will have caused concern for teenagers 30 years ago so it doesn't come as a surprise that they are still a big worry for teenagers today.

'Some things are inevitable for teens, as it's a time of great change for their bodies. Gaining weight, being moody or getting spots are all things parents will have to tackle.'

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