I’m a father of three, two daughters (my youngest Mindy to the left) and one boy and they’re all grown up now. But I remember how it was between all of them very clearly, like it was yesterday. The girls got along and my son was the troublemaker in the bunch. My view as a father is that boys are easier, because I didn’t worry about him nearly as much when he got to be a teenager as I did the girls, you know, that whole dating thing, boys etc. A study of more than 2100 parents showed that the most harmonious situation was having two daughters. ‘Best to Worst’ list after the jump.


1. Two girls

2. One boy and one girl

3. Two boys

4. Three girls

5. Three boys

6. Four boys

7. Two girls and one boy

8. Two boys and one girl

9. Three boys and one girl

10. Three girls and one boy

11. Two boys and two girls

12. Four girls