What is your favorite/least favorite age range for parenting kids?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: What is your favorite/least favorite age range for raising a kid?
    0-1 is my favorite : (2 votes)
    11 %
    0-1 is my least favorite : (5 votes)
    26 %
    2-4 is my favorite : (3 votes)
    16 %
    2-4 is my least faovirte : (2 votes)
    11 %
    5-12 is my favorite : (2 votes)
    11 %
    5-12 is my least favorite : (1 votes)
    5 %
    13-18 is my favorite : (0 votes)
    13-18 is my least favorite : (4 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My daughter is only 2 and a half. I don’t want to wish away any stage, but she is a bit more challenging right now. It’s very hard to keep her happy or entertained for any period of time.. I am looking forward to when she’s around 4-5 Even right now, there is still a lot of fun with the frustration. I’m always amazed with the things she says or remembers!

    I really loved the infant stage. Like the first 6 months was awesome. Then like 10months to 18 months was SUPER challenging due to her being so stubborn but not being able to communicate all that well.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Puberty/ teenage years can be brutal, but thankfully they are pretty short-lived.

    I loved from 2-5. Kids are so sweet then.

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    Post # 5
    Member
    3869 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I haven’t had kids, but I’m looking forward to 0-2 and dreading the teenage years. This is entirely based on my work experiences (babysitter, church daycare, etc.) so I’m sure I’ll have different opinions as a mother. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My oldest is 11.  Age 3 was by far the worst for both my kids, so far, but I haven’t hit the teenage years.  The elementary years are pretty nice:-)!!!!!!  I love babies….

    Post # 7
    Member
    6744 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have two girls who are now 2 and 10 years old.  Honestly, the older they get- the more I enjoy them.  I really dislike the first 6 months of babies lives- so unrewarding!  Toddler years are cute of course.  Now that my daughter is almost 11 and on the cusp of puberty, I am actually enjoying it. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I don’t know that I have a favorite, as each stage has its own unique challenges and rewards. But I can tell you that I fall more in love with being DS’s Mom with each passing year. I was scared of “the teen years”, but they’ve been the best yet. What am I dreading? The day we drop him off at college. It’s a pit in the bottom of my stomach, makes my heart break kind of dread.

    Post # 9
    Member
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I don’t have kids but spend a lot of time with my niece and nephew and kids of friends. My favorite years, and the ones I am most looking forward to are 2-5. They are so adorable and do and say such funny cute things!

    Least favorite would be 11-13. They are stuck between child and teenager and are often in such a hurry to grow up at that point, from kids I have seen those ages, they tend to be more snotty, sarcastic and back-talky…trying to prove themselves and their maturity(and obviously completely failing haha) Not all kids that age are like that of course but I have seen many “tween big shots” and am not looking forward to that haha. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    1737 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

    JenGirl:  Since it as not an option I did not vote, but today it is 8-14! My kids are being awful today!!!! LOl! But really I love the age where they are sleeping through the night but can not talk or crawl yet, about 6 months. It is perfect, you get to sleep but they can not back talk or run off yet. And I just wish they would stay small forever.

    Post # 11
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I haven’t had kids but if I could skip a period of time I’m afraid it would have to be between birth and 1 and a half. Yes they are cute and have a lots of firsts in this age range but they are so boring. (Sorry :D).

    Very much looking forward to 2+ age as they get interesting as they start to talk and you can sit and play with them.

    I’m looking forward to being a Mum but not those first few years!

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