Multiple Births

Preschool For Multiples: Comparison, Rivalry & Competition of Multiple Children

Why are multiples so frequently compared? It is part of human nature to make comparisons and although siblings may be compared by parents, friends, teachers, and others, for multiple birth children direct comparisons can be made from birth without ...

Preschool For Multiples: Parenting Multiples

Stress and Depression Why start with such a negative topic? While most parents manage and enjoy their twins or higher multiples, some do not. There are now several population-based studies that show a higher rate of depression in parents of young ...

The Multiple School Years: Should “Multiples” Be Separated In School?

Together or apart? Concerning separation in school, Helen Koch (1966, p134) states: "There have been endless assertions about the hazards of not keeping twin-pair members apart at school, and the time for disjoining is usually affirmed to be ...

Preschool For Multiples: Helping Your Multiple Develop Language Skills

1. Are multiples more likely to be delayed and why? In the preschool years, all children develop language skills. Over the last 70 years, many studies have indicated this is the area where twins and higher multiples are most likely to be different ...

Single? Where to Find Help For Parents Of Multiples?

No longer are single moms a rarity: The current U.S. Census Bureau figures are high, says Andrea Engber, director and founder of the National Organization of Single Mothers, single mother columnist for Working Mother magazine and the editor of ...

How To Instill A Positive Body Image In Each Of Your Multiples

"Hey, Good Lookin'!" How do I look? Am I fat? Am I thin? Am I good looking? How multiples answer those questions depends upon each child's image of herself - a self-image shaped by parents, co-twin(s), other siblings, culture, traditions, other ...

Starting Life As A Multiple Birth Child – Background Information For Education Staff

Starting life as a multiple This section is only intended to provide some background information for education staff. Much more detail of the medical aspects can be found in the books by Bryan (1992) and by Keith and others (1995). Good coverage of ...

Multiple Births Statistics, Facts And Figures

Introduction This post sets the scene for the subsequent posts by providing background information about multiples in general and introducing some of the problems families can face before or at the arrival of multiples. Some may be directly ...

Special Needs In Multiples: Are Twins More Likely To Have Learning Disabilities, Reading

Reading - Are reading problems more common in multiples and why? Photo Credit: Tamba.org We have already seen more multiples have delays in speech and language and these are associated to some extent with problems in reading). There is no ...

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