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Introduction to Blog: “Twinning!”

Attention parents of twins, triplets, quads, and (gulp!) more: I have advice for you on how to raise your children in an emotionally healthy way. The good news is that the advice does not come from me. The great news is that the advice comes from twins and triplets themselves! I interview adult multiples to […]

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Why Your (Close) Twins Live Longer

A recent study is calling attention to the relationship between twins. The 2016 Results Researchers from the Danish Twin Registry accumulated data from more than 2,900 pairs of same-sex twins born in Denmark between 1870 and 1900. They compared their mortality rates to that of the general non-twin Danish population. The study found that identical […]

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Do Twins Make Better Business Partners?

Do twins make better business partners than non-twins? After all, twin business partners have likely had more years of collaboration than their non-twin business competitors. In looking at some successful twin-led businesses, what is clear is that their success is in part due to a few key ingredients related to their twinship: Trust Randy Dupler, […]

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The Singleton Sibling of Twins, Part Three

[This is Part Three of a Three-Part Series on the singleton child in a family of twins. This part focuses on how a parent can help her singleton child and twin children form a bond that will help reduce conflict. Part One focuses on how a singleton views the experience of having siblings who are […]

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The Singleton Sibling of Twins, Part Two

[This is Part Two of a Three-Part Series on the singleton child in a family of twins. This part focuses on the twins’ perspective on having a singleton sibling. Part One focuses on how a singleton views the experience of having siblings who are twins. Part Three will offer advice for parents so they can […]

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The Singleton Sibling of Twins, Part One

[This is Part One of a Three-Part Series on the singleton child in a family of twins. What is her experience? How can you make sure she feels special? Part Two will examine this issue from the twins’ perspective, and Part Three will offer advice for parents to avoid and resolve conflicts between the singleton […]

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Twins May Not Have Grit: How You Can Help

Grit. Resilience. You’ve probably heard these buzzwords in the past two years as the current culture of helicopter parenting has come under scrutiny. For me, helicopter parenting is the default — my kids are not yet four years old and I’ve had to hover over them for the first couple years of their lives. When […]

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Encouraging a Healthy Bond Between Your Twins, Part Three

This is the final segment of a three-part series: Encouraging a Healthy Bond Between Your Twins. If you have not yet done so, read Parts One and Two. Prioritize One-on-One Time with Each Child. It may seem counter-intuitive that by separating your twin children and spending alone time with one of them, you are actually […]

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Encouraging a Healthy Bond Between Your Twins, Part Two

This is Part Two of a three-part series: Encouraging a Healthy Bond Between Your Twins. Read Part One here. Parents of twins can help their twin children grow and preserve the twin bond. Here are additional tips: Avoid Labels In this blog post, I discussed the importance of not comparing your twin children to each […]

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Encouraging a Healthy Bond Between Your Twins, Part One

In my last post, I discussed the twin bond and whether it was truly unbreakable. After countless interviews with adult twins, my conclusion is that it’s not unbreakable. Like any important relationship, the twin bond needs to be developed, nurtured, and maintained. Parents of twins can help their twin children grow and preserve a healthy […]

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The Unbreakable (?) Twin Bond

How strong and unbreakable is the twin bond? I watched a movie called De Tweeling, per my father’s recommendation. It’s the story of twin girls whose bond was established at birth in the 1920s and sweetly cultivated in childhood. Then, at age six, they were separated. It was heart-wrenching to watch two sisters who had […]