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School-Aged Multiples: Twins, Triplets and More

As multiples enter school, they experience a whole new range of issues. Cclass placement is one of the biggest dilemmas faced by parents of multiples. Get guidance in detererming the best options for your children.

Back to School: Tips for Twins, Triplets and Multiples
Parents of multiples learn how to save money on back-to-school expenses for twins and multiples.

Classroom Placement
Should your multiples attend separate classes or stay together in school? These guidelines will help parents make this crucial decision by outlining the reasons supporting both options.

Twins/Multiples in School: Seeking Legislation About Classroom Placement of...
Twin mom Kathy Dolan seeks legislation to ensure her twins can remain in the same class at school.

Telling Twins Apart At School
Parents of twins are constantly being asked "How do you tell them apart?" As multiples enter school, it becomes important for teachers, classmates and other non-family members to be able to identify each child, especially when they are in the same class. Here are some strategies to help them distinguish.

Keep Your Twins Engaged in Learning This Summer
Keeping kids engaged in learning over the summer is important, especially for families with twins.

Ten Reasons to Separate Twins in Different Classrooms
Parents of twins face a tough decision about their children. Should they be together in the same class or separated into different classes? There is no clear-cut answer, as every set of twins is different, and the "right" choice may differ from year to year. Often parents are forced into a decision by school system policies. If you are trying to decide the best option for your twins, consider the…

Ten Reasons to Keep Twins Together in the Same Class
Parents of twins face a tough decision about their children. Should they be together in the same class or separated into different classes? There is no clear-cut answer, as every set of twins is different, and the "right" choice may differ from year to year. Often parents are forced into a decision by school system policies. If you are trying to decide the best option for your twins, consider the…

Attending Open House at School When You Have Twins
Attending Open House at your child's school when you have twins can be tricky. Here are strategies and tips for attending Open House or Parent's Night at school when you have twins or multiples.

College Scholarships for Twins & Multiples
Parents of twins and multiples can save money on college tuition by sending their twins, triplets or more to a college or university that offers scholarships and tuition discounts to twins, triplets and other multiples.

Handling Homework Hassles with Twins / Multiples
Don't let homework become a hassle for your twins or multiples. Here are some helpful homework tips for families with twins, triplets or other multiples.

Teaching Twins Not to Share
Excerpt from Joan A. Friedman's book, Emotionally Healthy Twins detailing why twins shouldn't always have to share everything.

Avoid the Back-to-School Blues
The transition from summer to school can be especially chaotic when there are multiples in the family. Don't board the bus without checking out our tips for saving money, staying organized, and making it meaningful

Children's Books About Multiples
These books are perfect for school-aged multiples, or their classmates looking to learn more about the special bond between twins. Among the nine children's books described here, you'll find books appropriate for any reading level.

Book Review: Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples
Book review of Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples by Christina Baglivi Tinglof

Emotionally Healthy Twins Book by Joan A. Friedman
This book review of Emotionally Healthy Twins by Joan A. Friedman discusses Friedman's philosophy of parenting twins as two unique children.

Back to School with Twins and Multiples - Reader Stories About School with...
Parents of twins and multiples share their stories and tips about the school year.

Speech Delays in Twins/Multiples
Many twins and other multiples experience delays in speech and language development. Find out how to identify potential problems in your children, and what to do if you suspect a delay.

The Advantages of Being a Teenage Multiple
An excerpt from Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples describes the advantages of being a teenage twin.

Book Review: Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples
Book review of Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples by Christina Baglivi Tinglof

Adolescent Multiple Madness
While adolescence can be a trying time for all families, studies of Finnish twins revealed that teen twins were actually healthier and better adjusted than their singleton counterparts. A physician and mother of twins examines the unique challenges that multiple teens face in the physical, academic and social arenas.

Friendship and Independence
A mom of quadruplets worries that her children don't have independent friendships. She shares her strategies for encouraging external relationships without compromising her multiples' special bond.

The Challenges of Homeschooling Twins
Is homeschooling multiples double the trouble? Examine the challenges and find out where to seek support.

How to Handle Twins' Differences in School
When twins exhibit a great variance in academic ability, it can create stress for both children, as well as the parents. A family therapist encourages a mother to follow her instincts.

Learning Network's Expert Advice
Experienced teachers and authors present their opinions about the ongoing debate about classroom placement of multiples.

Picking a Preschool for Your Twins/Multiples
Fifteen questions you should ask before choosing a preschool for your twins, triplets or other multiples. These considerations will help guide your research and evaulate your options as you choose a preschool for your multiples.

American School Board Journal: Twins in School
A journal aimed at educators and school boards provides some insight into the issue of twins in school, encouraging flexibility in the policy of automatically separating multiples into different classes.

School Placement
This article examines the parallels between physical separation of multiples and the development of their individual identity. Parents will find some interesting things to keep in mind as they deliberate the school placement decision.

Separating Twins in School
This issue generated a great deal of discussion on the Twins-L listserve. The resulting comments, compiled here, provide some enlightening perspective on the subject.

Twins in School: To Separate or Not to Separate
The author, a mother of twins as well as a teacher, offers some criteria for evaluating this important question. She describes her daughters' elementary experiences in both same and separate classrooms.

Twins in Different Grades
Parents of twins can face a tough choice if they have to decide to hold one twin back and put their twins in different grades. Here are some things for parents to consider about placing twins in different grades.

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