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Pressuring our Twins to Be Each Other’s Best Friends

In our house, we have pressured our daughters Eden and Tal to be each other’s best friend. And it’s bad parenting. I know this now, after having interviewed more than 80 twins. My husband is still coming along. Two weeks ago, when Tal said her best friend “in the whole world” is Kinneret, my husband […]

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(Lack of) Appreciation of Twinness: “But You Have Each Other!”

This post is a quick rant about ingratitude. It’s a pet peeve of mine. My five-year old twin daughters showed a major lack of appreciation of twinness this week. Here’s how it played out: Their camp ended and I registered them for a ‘filler camp’ of sorts – it’s a camp for kids whose parents […]

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“He Really Gets Me”

The Encouraging Dads Project asked me to write a post for them and the result is this article titled, “He Really Gets Me.” It’s about my dad and something he helped me realize as I endeavor to be the best mom to my twin daughters that I can be. I hope you will check out […]

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A Twin’s Spouse: The Ham in a Ham Sandwich?

Well-known twins Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush (former President George W. Bush’s daughters) were featured in a 2015 segment on NBC’s Today Show. They discussed their deep bond from childhood and that they continue to be best friends throughout adulthood. Jenna and Barbara joked that their sense of humor is unique to them. They […]

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Are Twins More Like Best Friends or Spouses?

In her interview on TED Radio Hour, couples therapist and author Esther Perel discusses her philosophies on love and marital relationships. She dismisses the popular claim that a spouse could be one’s best friend. She explains, “Many people treat their partners in ways they would never treat their best friends. And [they] allow themselves 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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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 […]