COUPLES WANT SONS BEFORE DAUGHTERS
Forget “ladies first.” In a poll, almost half of American couples said they want their first child to be a boy! That’s compared to 21% who would prefer a girl first, and 32% who said they don’t care whether their first child is a son or daughter. Most of the people who said they want their first kid to be male believe boys are easier to raise than girls. A third said they want a son first because they think boys are better than girls at looking after their younger siblings. On the other hand, couples who want their first kid to be female believe girls are better role-models for their younger siblings.