Parenting Twins and Multiples: From Infants to Teens
By Pamela Prindle Fierro, About.com Guide
Surviving the First Year
Coping with two or more infants is certainly one of the most challenging phases of parenting multiples.
Toddler Twins and Multiples
After the first year, things really get interesting! Toddler twins and multiples are on the move -full of energy, exploring their world and learning to communicate. It's one of the most exciting -- and challenging -- phases of parenting, but many parents of multiples find that it's just a bit more fun when there's more than one.
- Multiples on the Move
- Twin Talk
- Safety Gadgets for Twin-Proofing Your Home
- Sleep Solutions for Toddler Multiples
Multiples in School
The school years can bring some interesting issues for parents.
Having twins or multiples in the family makes for some interesting challenges that other parents don't necessarily face. You're raising same-age children simultaneously, instead of dealing with different ages of childhood. From the logistics of managing more than one to resolving rivalry, parents need lots of compassionate advice.
The Twin Relationship
The bond between multiples is an incredible, special thing, but for parents, nurturing it can be almost like having another child! Here are some tips and strategies for helping your twins or multiples have a healthy relationship.
Do twins run in your family? Well, they sure run around the house! From managing mealtime to minimizing mess, moms and dads of multiples need plenty of help in keeping their house in order.