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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 ...

Sibling Rivalry by experienced counselor Anita Broomberg

Anita Broomberg is a qualified counselor, with over 25 years of experience in dealing with parents and children, and in running parenting skills training groups, covering topics such as discipline, sibling rivalry, etc. She conducts a six-week ...

It’s the “Just Say No to Turkey” Weekend

Can you feel it? The panic is starting to build. It’s the “what-am-I-going-to-do-with-74-pounds-of-leftover-turkey?” trauma. It begins as soon as you realize that the turkey has been sitting out way past its salmonella bedtime and all the extra ...

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 ...

What Are Your Options When Your Teen Is Trying Drugs

Let's assume you have a 16-year-old boy who is starting to experiment with drugs. Let's say he smokes a bit of dope and just tried mushrooms. If you have talked about this with him and he seems to understand the dangers, what options are you left ...

10 Ways To Bring Creativity Into Your Every Day Life

1. Sing in public. 2. Make up your own words. Call a fortune cookie a "pork chop cookie". 3. Wear funny hats. 4. Believe anything is possible. 5. Make a big mess. 6. Recycle. 7. Draw on napkins in restaurants, on bill envelopes, on the ...

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