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But what’s the reason for this disparity between the genders? Is it that girls give into temptation more easily when looking at things to buy? Or maybe this proves that boys are much better at budgeting than girls. Perhaps a more likely scenario however, is that daddy’s little girl knows how to tug on her parents’ heart strings better than her male counterpart. Whatever the reason, it looks like boys are going to have to work on their persuasion skills if they want to squeeze any more money out of Mum and Dad.