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A Boy or a Girl? Does it Matter?

GENDER INEQUALITY Gender Bias in Parenting
A Boy or a Girl? Does it Matter?
A boy child & a girl child have been treated differently by Indian parents since ages. A desire of having a 'son' rather than a 'daughter' is still there in most parts of the country, especially the small towns! Do you agree with this ? Did you also want a 'baby boy' when you were pregnant? Why do you think our society has this preference for having sons & how can it be changed?
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Arpana Mom of a 1 yr 1 m old girl 4 weeks ago
it's doesn't matter to parents whether it is girl or boy at the end it's their child and who cares for nonsense ideology.
shubhangi chandrakant patil Mom of a 9 m old girl 4 weeks ago
Yes it's always treated differently but not by their own parents but grandparents. I remember my grandmother used to give dudhpedha sweet 5 to my brother's n only one to me .
Deepika Anand Mom of a 1 yr 11 m old girl 1 Year ago
Yes, I also faced this. I have daughter who is nine month old . When my relatives meet my daughter they didn't show Love or attachments rather then this they said that your daughter have curly hair so your next child would be son. But thing is that I and my better half were not planning for second child in our future. But society pushes us for other child. We are happy with baby girl. Many of my relatives told that girl child is burdan for whole life. Is this is true... I think people forget that there mother also a female. I really disappointed when a women itself have this opinion. she didn't equalize baby boy and a baby girl. In my pregnancy month my in laws were planning functions for baby boy this would be done etc etc . when my daughter born within 24 hours all the opinions were changed and all had decided that no functions were done... This is practical world . I means what my daughter did to them .But I and my husband decided to give all the happiness to my daughter she laughs seeing us ...she loves us with no conditions... baby is girl or boy doesn't matter.. All matters is mind and thinking of a persons
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shubhangi chandrakant patil Mom of a 9 m old girl 4 weeks ago
In reply to Saloni
ppl say or not, but mostly all wants boy as first child. Its only a mother to whom it doesn't matters if it's boy or girl
true
Saloni Mom of a 2 yr 4 m old boy 1 Year ago
ppl say or not, but mostly all wants boy as first child. Its only a mother to whom it doesn't matters if it's boy or girl
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Payal Mom of a 1 yr 8 m old boy 1 month ago
It's highly matter -I'm the victim.
I'm a proudy mother of 18th months old sweet baby girl , bt since birth my close relatives made some insulting attitude &comments about my god gifted child.
Now they very casual & affectionate abot my child bt bt I never forget & forgive them which I do promise myself.
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Dadi Ashok Father of a Newborn girl 1 month ago
baby girl is my choise. my wife is in 9th month of her pregnancy.
Payal Mom of a 1 yr 8 m old boy 1 month ago
It's highly matter -I'm the victim.
I'm a proudy mother of 18th months old sweet baby girl , bt since birth my close relatives made some insulting attitude &comments about my god gifted child.
Now they very casual & affectionate abot my child bt bt I never forget & forgive them which I do promise myself.
Richa Mishra Mom of 2 children 1 month ago
it really doesn't matters . for parents its a baby to whom they mould the way they actually want to. the cute little steps are always a joy move for thise who look at them . its all about our mentality nothing else. love ur kids . they are sweet little packets of happiness
JAYA TEWARI Mom of a 11 m old boy 1 month ago
it's hardly matter
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