For parents, one of the most challenging occurrences in raising kids is dealing with the many phases they go through. Having only raised boys, I can’t say if it’s harder to go through these phases with daughters, but I can say that boy phases are difficult enough.
Once the kids are grown, they begin the adult phases just like you and I did. As adults we go through the college, work and marriage phases and then kids arrive and we get to go through all their phases. It’s an interesting circle of life similar to the phases we experience on construction projects.