Do sons have it easier than daughters?
Mothers are harder on their daughters than their sons, according to a survey by a parenting website. Is this your experience?
Netmums found mothers were twice as likely to be critical of their daughters than their sons - even though half of the 2,672 mothers questioned said they thought it was wrong to treat boys and girls differently.
Boys were more likely to be described with positive traits such as funny, cheeky, playful and loving, while girls were given the labels stroppy, eager to please, serious and argumentative.
Do you agree with the findings? Do you find it hard to treat your children fairly? Did your mother treat you and your siblings equally? Do daughters benefit from tougher parenting?
Thank you for your comments. This debate is now closed.